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5.0 out of 5 stars Jewish view of Jesus
By Thule1 – See all my reviews
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This review is from: The Jewish People And Jesus: Is It Time For Reconciliation? You Decide (Paperback)
Concise presentation of Jewish views of Jesus the Christ who is claimed as the the Messiah and died, but rose from the dead to provide payment to God (Creator of all things) for the transgressions of individual humans who request such forgiveness and place their faith in Jesus. The presentations are logical and sound but leave the decision to accept or reject the relationship between Jesus the Christ and God, and His offer of eternal life up to the reader. The author, although not of Jewish lineage or religious practices, is an expert on middle-eastern affairs and demonstrates his comprehensive understanding of Jewish culture and historical objections to the theocracy of Jesus the Christ. If logic alone were the deciding factor for conviction that Jesus the Christ is the true Messiah, then this presentation would probably suffice to persuade a reader to seriously consider acceptance of such a faith.
Last night I finished reading the
last chapter of your book, parts of which touched me so
deeply that I cried. Your book also opened the door
for me to now want to study the Tenakh and Torah and read in
depth the writings of Yeshua’s apostles and disciples,
something I’ve never done.
The amount of research you put into
this book is truly amazing, and I admire you for the way in
which you encouraged readers to decide for themselves.
Your responses to the objections were so thought-provoking
and on target! I thought at the beginning I would have
difficulty understanding this book, but realized the more I
read, the more interesting it became for me. I found
by reading each segue, objection, and response aloud helped
me to comprehend the message more clearly. Usually
late at night after the evening news, I would sit at my
kitchen table and read each section out loud, sometimes over
and over again until I ‘got it’.
Some sections were truly meaningful
to me. One is on page 184 in the segue, where you
write: “Biblically literate Christians who embrace
Yeshua do not just believe in him. They trust him and
love him. The Yeshua of history, the Yeshua of the
Gospels is worthy of our admiration and love.”
But the most troubling section of
the book for me and what brought tears of shame and empathy
as I read it late last night was on page 253, the
description of the torture and crucifixion of Yeshua.
I was truly moved. That part really got
I pray the book opens many doors
toward reconciliation and that everyone may accept Yeshua as
the true Messiah. Excellent book, Joe! Bless