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The Forgotten Jesus and the Sanctuary Song by David Bird
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Studio: Xulon Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 5.98" Width: 9.01" Height: 0.88" Weight: 1.27 lbs.
Release Date May 17, 2005
Publisher Xulon Press
ISBN 1597810711 ISBN13 9781597810715
Availability 138 units. Availability accurate as of Oct 23, 2016 06:01.
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More About David Bird
Bird is a monk of the Benedictine order. In 1981 he was sent to Tambogrande in northern Peru to start a monastic foundation, where he currently lives.
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Please don't forget Jesus Dec 10, 2006
I have been a Christian now for 10 years. I had never really thought about what it would have been like for the early Christians and the inner turmoil Jews would have felt in following their Jewish customs, given their new Christian beliefs. The author writes that "among Jewish converts to Christianity, there was an unhealthy attachment to the services of the Jerusalem temple. These Jewish Christians had a dangerous and almost unshakable belief that the Jerusalem temple services were still of divine significance and important for Christians to be involved in." (page 87). However, the author shows us how the early Christians came to realise that the "sacrifices and the priests at the temple are symbolic of Christ" (page 89).
I believe this book would be a revelation for Messianic Jews. The historical facts and biblical truths would provide a sound foundation for sharing the Good News with Jewish family and friends who have not yet accepted Jesus as their Lord and Saviour. I believe Jewish people could relate well to the characters in some of the chapters of the book.
It must have been a challenging time for the early Messianic Jews. I'm not an historian, but I found the book facinating in how it examined various characters at different points in history and how they held on to their Christian faith. The author uses these characters in various periods throughout history to explain the challanges and issues facing Christians in their day. Sometimes the points are very subtle and as you continue reading you begine to realise how it relates to your own life as a Christian in contempory society. The book explains the fascinating concept of Christ's covenant and the "final seven years of the seventy-week prophecy" (page 100) - you'll have to read the book to see what that's all about!
I found myself imagining all aspects of the lives of characters in the book such as Aron, Elizabeth, John, Sophia and Joshua who are portrayed imaginatively in contemporary society; Nathan, Johanan, Naomi in ancient Persia; Samuel, Abigail and Eiakim in the early days of Jesus' ministry; and Samuel and his son Caleb and Phillip, his wife Angelina and his friend Gauis in the days of the early Christian Church (498AD). There are other amazing characters who come to life as your journey through the periods of 533AD, 1832, 1850. Read for yourself what it may have been like for Christians in these times.
As someone who is a lawyer and academic I find it difficult to concentrate, in my spare time, on anything too academic. I need a book that takes me to a different time and space - a bit of Christian escapism! This book did that for me. I'm just about to read it for a second time, as it was so entertaining the first time round. Sometimes we as Christians think its unbiblical to be entertained - we feel we should be doing something more 'religious'. But this book took me on an adventure with each character - I really felt like I was in a cinema watching an action movie on the big screen. If I wasn't watching my weight I would have been eating popcorn while reading the book!