READING LIST

Four Gospels, One Jesus

by Richard Burridge

 

"This is a lively, lucid exposition of the four evangelists' portraits of Jesus. The evangelists' distinctive emphases are set out with flair, imagination and theological sensitivity. Novices and old hands alike will read the Gospels with new eyes. Four Gospels, One Jesus is a considerable achievement: scholarly yet accessible". Graham Stanton, Lady Margaret's Professor of Divinity, Cambridge.

A Walk in Jerusalem: Stations of the Cross

by The Rev. Canon John Peterson

 

In "A Walk in Jerusalem," The Reverend Canon John L. Peterson, brings new life to this centuries-old ritual known as the Stations of the Cross. Illustrated with a map, 14 black-and-white photographs, and 14 pen-and-ink drawings, this helpful guide provides the appropriate episode of the Passion story along with a meditation and brief liturgy that apply that story to today’s world. Designed for use on Good Friday or general devotions, "A Walk in Jerusalem" offers new insight into the Passion Narratives and encouragement to live as Christ taught.

The Historical Figure of Jesus

by E.P. Sanders

 

Presenting a cogent and balanced view of Jesus as a person, a theologian examines different interpretations of Jesus's aims and teachings, discussing the disciples' role in Christianity's success.

How Long, O Lord? Reflections on Suffering and Evil

by D.A.Carson

 

D. A. Carson is a research professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois.This clear and accessible treatment of key biblical themes related to human suffering and evil is written by one of the most respected evangelical biblical scholars alive today. Carson brings together a close, careful exposition of key biblical passages with helpful pastoral applications. The second edition has been updated throughout.

Jerusalem, One City, Three Faiths

by Karen Armstrong

 

Venerated for millennia by three faiths, torn by irreconcilable conflict, conquered, rebuilt, and mourned for again and again, Jerusalem is a sacred city whose very sacredness has engendered terrible tragedy. In this fascinating volume, Karen Armstrong, author of the highly praised A History of God, traces the history of how Jews, Christians, and Muslims have all laid claim to Jerusalem as their holy place, and how three radically different concepts of holiness have shaped and scarred the city for thousands of years.

In the Steps of Jesus

by Dr. Peter Walker

 

In the Steps of Jesus, Peter Walker presents a visually stimulating tour of the places Jesus visited and ministered in during his time on earth as recorded in the Gospels. Each location is addressed separately and includes such cities as Capernaum, Nazareth, and Jerusalem. Full color photos bring to life the ancient world of the Bible few will ever be able to visit in person. With every page, the reader will gain greater insight into the history, geography, and unique features of these historic places. A must-have reference book for those interested in the study of the New Testament and the life of Christ.

The Holy Land

by Jerome Murphy O'Connor

 

Fully Updated: The geograpic heart and soul of Judaism, Islam, and Christianity.The Holy Land has immense significance for the millions of visitors it has attracted since as early as the fifth century BC. Now in an exciting new edition, this popular handbook once again offers tourists an indispensable, illustrated guide to over 200 of the most important archaeological and religious sites in the City of Jerusalem and the surrounding area.

The General's Son: Journey of an Israeli

in Palestine

by Mike Peled

 

In 1997, a tragedy struck the family of Israeli-American Miko Peled: His beloved niece Smadar was killed by a suicide bomber in Jerusalem. That tragedy propelled Peled onto a journey of discovery. It pushed him to re-examine many of the beliefs he had grown up with, as the son and grandson of leading figures in Israel's polical-military elite, and transformed him into a courageous and visionary activist in the struggle for human rights and a hopeful, lasting peace between Israelis and Palestinians.

The Faith Club: A Muslim, A Christian, A Jew: Three Women Search for Understanding

by Ranya Idliby, Suzanne Oliver and Priscilla Warner

 

When an American Muslim woman befriends two other mothers, one Jewish and one Christian, they decide to educate their children about their respective religions. None of them guessed their regular meetings would provide life-changing answers and form bonds that would forever alter their struggles with prejudice, fear, and anger. Personal, powerful, and compelling, The Faith Club forces readers to face the tough questions about their own religions.

Blood Brothers

by Elias Chacour

 

Elias Chacour (Shah-koor), a Melkite priest, is a graduate of the Seminaire du Saint Sulpice in Paris and the first Palestinian to earn a degree from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He has built schools, libraries, community centers, and youth clubs throughout Israel's Galilee region, where he lives, as a source of reconciliation between Palestinians and Jews. In "Blood Brothers," Chacour blends his riveting life story with historical research to reveal a little-known side of the Arab-Israeli conflict and the birth of modern Israel. He touches on controversial questions such as "What behind-the-scenes politics touched off the turmoil in the Middle East?", "What does Bible prophecy really have to say?", and "Can bitter enemies ever be reconciled?"

The Last Week: What the Gospels Really Teach About Jesus's Final Days in Jerusalem*

by Marcus Borg and John Dominic Crossan

 

Using the gospel of Mark as their guide, top Jesus scholars Marcus Borg and John Crossan present a day-by-day account of Jesus's final week of life. They begin their story on Palm Sunday with two triumphal entries into Jerusalem. The first entry, that of Roman governor Pontius Pilate leading Roman soldiers into the city, symbolized military strength. The second heralded a new kind of moral hero who was praised by the people as he rode into Jerusalem on a humble donkey.

The Shadow of the Galilean

by Theissen, Gerd

 

First published in 1987, this 20th anniversary edition of this classic bestseller includes a new afterword from the author. Here, in narrative form, is an account of the activity of Jesus of Nazareth, scrupulously constructed so that it does not undercut the insights of New Testament scholarship. What makes it different from other such attempts is that Jesus never actually appears. What we find everywhere is his shadow, his effect.

Whose Promised Land?

by Colin Chapman

 

Two peoples, Jews and Palestinian Arabs, lay claim to the same piece of land. But who does it really belong to? Scripture, history, and contemporary politics add to the volatile conflict in the Middle East. Whose Promised Land?, now in a fully revised and updated fifth edition, provides an evenhanded approach to this complex dilemma.

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