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How does the Jesus of the New Testament compare to the Jesus we think we know so well? Bestselling author Philip Yancey conducts an enlightening biblical and historical investigation. This honest book will help you discover a different Jesus from the flannelgraph Sunday school figure, the sweetly smiling Victorian Savior, and all the cultural clichés that have tamed Jesus and kept him in comfortable religious boxes. Philip Yancey cuts through existing views and preconceptions of Jesus--citing opinions from church history, modern history, and popular culture; discussing how different people and cultures view Jesus; dissecting popular quotes about Jesus; and much more--and he offers a more accurate perspective by pointing us back to the Bible. From the manger in Bethlehem to the cross in Jerusalem, Yancey presents a complex character who generates questions as well as answers, a disturbing and exhilarating Jesus who wants to radically transform your life and stretch your faith. The Jesus I Never Knew engages your heart, your mind, your emotions, and your senses, preparing you for a new, life-changing encounter with the real Jesus described in the Gospels. Also available: The Jesus I Never Knew video curriculum, participant's guide, and study guide.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Philip Yancey
Publisher: Zondervan
Release: 2008-09-09
File: 304 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780310295815

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Voted Book of the Year Philip Yancey’s bestselling book The Jesus I Never Knew peeled away popular stereotypes to present a brilliant and fascinating portrait of Christ. Now individuals and groups can join Yancey in this probing look at Jesus Christ—his teachings, his miracles, his death and resurrection, and ultimately, who he was and why he came. This study guide helps readers press beyond the traditional picture to uncover a Jesus who is brilliant, creative, challenging, fearless, compassionate, unpredictable, and ultimately satisfying. Each chapter begins with Yancey’s reflections on rediscovering Jesus. Questions that stimulate journaling follow, with note-writing sections that assist the reader in· Seeing Jesus through Scripture· Looking at Jesus Within and Without· Being Seen by Jesus· Further Glimpses of Jesus· Gazing on Jesus This Week Also included are Yancey’s suggestions for viewing Hollywood films on Jesus, with optional directions about film usage in studying The Jesus I Never Knew.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Philip Yancey
Publisher: Zondervan
Release: 2010-02-23
File: 144 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780310866398

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The creators of this visual edition of Jesus designed it with the needs of contemporary postmodern readers in mind: both spiritual seekers and the younger, more visually oriented readers of todayÆs culture. Jesus takes the text of the ECPA Book of the Year award-winning The Jesus I Never Knew and illustrates its themes and message with provocative full-color photography and visuals. Readers will understand when Yancey says, ÔNo one who meets Jesus ever stays the same.Ö

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Genre: Religion
Author: Philip Yancey
Publisher: Zondervan
Release: 2010
File: 156 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780310293200

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Author: Philip Yancey
Publisher:
Release: 2004
File: Pages
ISBN-13: 9575878310

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The Jesus the Jews never knew provides a fascinating look into the world in which the gospels were invented. Every literary source ever advanced by serious scholars as being a reference to a historical Jesus is examined and found to be nothing of the sort.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Frank R. Zindler
Publisher: Amer Atheist Press
Release: 2003-01-01
File: 524 Pages
ISBN-13: 1578849160

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Morris clearly explains that the Holy Spirit's chief desire is for relationships--to offer us the encouragement and guidance of a trusted friend. This insightful and biblically-based book moves beyond theological jargon, religious tradition, and cultural misconceptions to clarify what the Holy Spirit promises to do in the lives of Christians.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Robert Morris
Publisher: Waterbrook Press
Release: 2011
File: 209 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780307729705

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If there is a loving God, then why is it that ... ?You’ve heard that question, perhaps asked it yourself. No matter how you complete it, at its root lies the issue of pain.Does God order our suffering? Does he decree an abusive childhood, orchestrate a jet crash, steer a tornado through a community? Or did he simply wind up the world’s mainspring and now is watching from a distance?In this Gold Medallion Award–winning book, Philip Yancey reveals a God who is neither capricious nor unconcerned. Using examples from the Bible and from his own experiences, Yancey looks at pain—physical, emotional, and spiritual—and helps us understand why we suffer. Where Is God When It Hurts? will speak to those for whom life sometimes just doesn’t make sense. And it will help equip anyone who wants to reach out to someone in pain but just doesn’t know what to say.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Philip Yancey
Publisher: Zondervan
Release: 2010-02-23
File: 288 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780310864714

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Multi-award winning spirituality writer Philip Yancey is loved throughout the world for his honest, insightful and inspirational writing. PRAYER: DOES IT MAKE ANY DIFFERENCE? carries all the hallmarks of classic Yancey, a journalist by training. His quest to unravel the mysteries of prayer reads as the journal of a fellow traveller: questioning, challenging, lamenting the unexplainable and rejoicing in the discovery of awesome insights. His journey is beautifully illustrated with moving true stories drawn from around the world. PRAYER: DOES IT MAKE ANY DIFFERENCE? tackles the following questions: What is prayer? What difference does it make? Why and how should we pray? What about unanswered prayer? How should we understand prayer for physical healing? Focusing on such a universal theme, this is potentially Yancey's biggest book yet. To date, his books have sold over 14 million copies, and have been translated into 25 languages. His first book with Hodder, SOUL SURVIVOR, sold over 90,000 copies in just five years.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Philip Yancey
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release: 2011-11-24
File: 368 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781444703559

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Based on Philip Yancey's Gold Medallion Book of the Year on the life of Christ, The Jesus I Never Knew is a six-session small group Bible study (DVD/digital video sold separately) in which Yancey uses film portraits of Jesus and contrasts them with the Jesus of the Bible. The Jesus I Never Knew gives you fresh, uncluttered perspectives on history's central figure—his radical claims, his challenging teachings, and his effect on others . . . including you. This remarkable experience will spark discussion, interaction, application, and growth. Together, you'll share life-changing discoveries about God, the Bible, and yourself. Best of all, you'll come face-to-face with the most compelling, creative, challenging, fearless, unpredictable, and ultimately satisfying person anyone can know: Jesus Christ. This guide is filled with insights, questions for discussion, and applications that will help you discover the Jesus you never knew. Sessions include: The Jesus We Thought We Knew The Teachings of Jesus The Revolutionary Grace of Jesus The Miracles of Jesus The Death of Jesus The Resurrection, Ascension and Ongoing Presence of Jesus Designed for use with the Jesus I Never Knew Video Study (sold separately).

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Genre: Religion
Author: Philip Yancey
Publisher: Zondervan
Release: 2009-12-15
File: 112 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780310868163

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In this 8-session video Bible study (DVD/digital downloads sold separately), well-known Bible scholars, N.T. Wright and Michael F. Bird team up to take you on a tour of the story behind the explosive story of the New Testament. We all share a fascination for discovering "the rest of the story." We enjoy learning the behind-the-scenes facts about seemingly familiar events. You will discover things you never knew about Jesus' baptism and journey into the wilderness, the meaning behind his parables and miracles, the significance of his death and resurrection, the incredible expansion of the early church into the Greco-Roman world, and how the transforming mission of Jesus can still turn the world upside down today. Through reading the New Testament we continually discover that God indeed keeps his promises, but those promises don't always look like what people expected. Especially when it comes to Jesus. So, come join the journey with N.T. Wright and Michael Bird and they will help you understand the New Testament you never knew. The study guide includes teaching notes, discussion questions, Bible exploration, personal study, and reflection materials, as well as interesting facts about the New Testament. Sessions include: The Books of the New Testament The World of Jesus and the Apostles The Life and Death of Jesus The Resurrection of Jesus The Ministry of the Apostle Paul The Early Christians and the Church The Mission of the Church The Creation of the New Testament Designed for use with The New Testament You Never Knew Video Study (sold separately).

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Genre: Religion
Author: N. T. Wright
Publisher: Zondervan
Release: 2019-02-05
File: 160 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780310085270

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