Some of my readers have written some amazing discussion questions for groups they are leading. Do you mind sharing? You’re welcome to send me a copy or a link (tverberg *at* ourrabbijesus.com) if you’ve put them online. (Just to remind you, Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus has a study guide that is free […]
I received news a couple days ago that Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus has been released in Traditional Chinese. (Click on the front cover to see the full dust jacket.) You might think that publishers automatically translate their books into other major languages, but that’s not generally true. Zondervan published a Spanish version […]
I used to think that Jesus’ command to make disciples simply meant teaching people certain beliefs about God, helping them to accept Christ as Lord, and then educating them in doctrinal truth later on. Though all these are important, this way of defining discipleship showed that I, like many westerners, approached the gospel primarily as […]
By immersing ourselves in the culture, customs, prayers and feasts of first-century Jews, we discover how they shed light on the message and life of Jesus. (Zondervan, 2009)
The discussion guide for Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus is available!
In Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus, we wrote about the life of an ancient disciple in chapter 4, called “Following the Rabbi.” You might remember that the ancient practice of apprenticeship is very similar, and likely the source of some of the traditions of discipleship. I included the story of a modern day […]
In the book Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus, we talk about the Jewish tradition of studying the Scriptures and Jewish commentaries as haverim. Pairs or small groups grapple together aloud over a text, earnest in their desire to dig deeper. This tradition is ancient – a rabbinic comment was made before Jesus’ time […]
Bloggers and reviewers who are talking about Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus
Writing a book is like having a baby. There’s lots of effort behind it, and some painful labor involved, but finally it’s a great joy!
The official press release for Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus
Feedback on the book by speakers and scholars in this field.
Prior to celebrating our Passover Seder, I had always thought the crowds unimaginably fickle, cheering Jesus one day and then shouting for his head the next. But Jesus’ supporters never changed their minds. The entire plot unfolded in the wee hours, after the late-evening Passover feast had ended, while most people were sound asleep.