Reading the Bible with Rabbi Jesus – Cover!

Friends, few months ago when I finished the manuscript for my next book, Reading the Bible with Rabbi Jesus, I gave you an overview of the book. Now I’m excited to show you the full official cover.


The book will be released by Baker Publishing in January 2018. I’ll be giving you updates about it before then, so check again soon. (It is already available for pre-order at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and CBD.)

Before the book comes out, I’ll announce when I can take orders for signed copies through the ORJ website bookstore.

In my next post, I’ll be sharing the reviews of the book. So stay tuned!


5 Responses to “Reading the Bible with Rabbi Jesus – Cover!”

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    James N. Benko|September 8, 2017

    I like to ask what it would take for you to start using Jesus’ original name “Yeshua”? If you want to press home your point about the Jewish background of the Gospels, it would be very helpful to start using Jewish names and terminology. I hope you issue a new revised edition of your new book to do just that. Jesus was not actually His name.

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    Lois Tverberg|September 8, 2017

    I understand exactly your question, and after teaching about the Jewish context for almost twenty years now, I certainly feel strongly about teaching people pertinent information. I have a policy about not changing names however, which I explain more in the article at this link.

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    Rena|September 8, 2017

    Looking forward to the book

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    CJW|September 8, 2017

    It is useful to understand the linguistic and historical nomenclatures relating to our faith. What is also useful is to understand that human language and linguistics are are not written in stone. The way the Greek-speaking world spelled “Yeshua” was IESOUS, not a falsification. The latin-based languages used J instead of I, not a falsification. The name “Charles” in English and French is “Carlos” in Spanish and “Karl” in German. These are not falsifications. Charlemagne is “Karl the Great” in German–the same person. Methinks if we know WHO it is we are referring to (our Rabbi Jesus or Yeshua of Nazareth), the technical issues fade into the background.

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    Paul|October 9, 2017

    Lois, thank you so much for all your hard work, studies and sharing this information through your writings. I returned from my trip to Israel two years ago and knew that there had to be something more to the faith that Western Christianity wasn’t talking about. I subsequently read your other three books, Listening to the Language of the Bible, Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus and Walking in the Dust of Rabbi Jesus and they were so eye opening and delightful to read! Wow, thank you for sharing God’s blessings and revealing more of his word to us. Your writings have put me on the trail of Robby Gallaty, David Bivin, Marvin R. Wilson, Dwight Pryor, Brad H. Young, R. Steven Notley and I am trying to get up the courage to read some of David Flusser’s work. Looking forward with GREAT anticipation to this next work of yours.

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