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Early Reviews - Reading the Bible with Rabbi Jesus

Early Reviews – Reading the Bible with Rabbi Jesus

Elsewhere you’ll see shortened excerpts, but here are unabridged comments about Reading the Bible with Rabbi Jesus from early reviewers.   “In her delightful style, Lois Tverberg engagingly leads us across cultures to begin to envision a different worldview, a worldview more consistent with the world of most of Scripture. In so doing, she brings […]

A Seriously Great New Book

A Seriously Great New Book

I don’t write many book reviews, but I wanted to share a new book that I’m really enjoying. It’s Seriously Dangerous Religion, (Baylor, 2014) by Iain Provan, Old Testament professor at Regent College. The subtitle is “What the Old Testament Really Says and Why it Matters.” In it he traces out the biblical story as […]

In the Blogosphere: Reviews of Walking in the Dust

In the Blogosphere: Reviews of Walking in the Dust

Here are some review highlights for Walking in the Dust of Rabbi Jesus from various blogs. I’ve just shared an excerpt – use the link to read the rest.   Ann Voskamp, author of One Thousand Gifts “…makes me hunger to dig deeper in the meaning of the Word.” From “Best Books Review” at aholyexperience.com (I’m […]

Learn About the Life of a Shepherd

Learn About the Life of a Shepherd

It’s hard to read very far in your Bible before bumping into shepherds. We find them in parables, psalms and Christmas stories. Many of our biblical heroes (both men and women) herded sheep, like Jacob, Rebecca, Moses and David. And Jesus even pictured the final judgment in shepherding terms — as separating the sheep from […]

Great Books for Learning to Walk Like Rabbi Jesus

Great Books for Learning to Walk Like Rabbi Jesus

A few weeks ago I wrote a blog called “Good First Reads About Jesus’ Jewish Context” which shared what I’d give to people who are just beginning to learn about Hebraic studies. Many of you wonder what else I recommend. You’d think that the next books I’d suggest would be more history. But discipleship is […]

Ushpizin - A Great Movie for Sukkot

Ushpizin – A Great Movie for Sukkot

In a few days, Jewish people around the world will be celebrating the Feast of Sukkot (Tabernacles) in small “booths” or “tabernacles” they have built in their yards. They’ll live in these little huts for seven days (or at least eat their meals there), in order to remember God’s care during their 40-year wilderness trek […]

Great News, If You Need Images for Preaching

Great News, If You Need Images for Preaching

If you give talks on biblical subjects and use Powerpoint images like I do, you’ll be happy to hear this news. Todd Bolen recently issued a major update of the Pictorial Library of the Bible Lands, which includes images and maps from Israel, Egypt, Greece and other biblical lands, as well as Jewish culture and […]

The Gospel According to Moses

The Gospel According to Moses

Dickson shares his fascinating story of how he, as a conservative Christian, started attending a study of the weekly Torah reading at a local Reform Jewish synagogue. He eloquently recounts how it expanded and deepened his faith. While he relates how it challenged him to rethink some of what he believed, he also looks at […]