Item description for The Essential Jesus: 100 Readings Through the Bible's Greatest Story by Whitney T. Kuniholm...
Overview Through 100 Old and New Testament passages, readers will discover why God sent Jesus and what makes Jesus so special. This volume can be used for individual or group study.
Publishers Description Jesus is the most influential person of human history. "Jesus never became a political, military or government leader; he never wanted to. He never owned a multinational corporation or acquired any wealth to speak of; he didn't need it. He never wrote a book, never staged a concert tour, never appeared on television and never had a radio talk show--or even his own blog. . . . What's so special about Jesus?" (from the introduction) Most of us know something about Jesus and are intrigued by him. Perhaps as a child we attended Sunday school, or when flipping channels we've heard TV preachers talk about Jesus. We may have even thought, I'd like to find out for myself what Jesus said and did so I can come to my own conclusions about him. But we haven't had the opportunity to take a closer look. The Essential Jesus by Whitney T. Kuniholm will help you discover who Jesus is and why he is so significant--even life-transforming. Through both Old and New Testament readings you will discover why God sent Jesus, what Jesus taught, how he treated people, why he did miracles, the meaning of his death, the significance of his resurrection, what the Bible says about his second coming and much more. Whether alone or in a group setting, you can discover for yourself what makes Jesus so special.
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Studio: IVP Connect
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.22" Width: 5.76" Height: 0.61" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Release Date Jan 6, 2008
Publisher IVP-InterVarsity Press
ISBN 0830810986 ISBN13 9780830810987
Availability 0 units.
More About Whitney T. Kuniholm
Whitney T. Kuniholm is the president of Scripture Union/USA. Kuniholm is the author of several books on personal and group Bible study, including the Fisherman Bible Studyguide "Galatians, Titus, Philemon "and the Fisherman Resource, "The Essential Bible Guide."
Reviews - What do customers think about The Essential Jesus: 100 Readings Through the Bible's Greatest Story?
Keeps you in the Word Apr 6, 2010
I have been using this book for a personal morning devotion for the past three weeks.
The Pros: Good selection of Biblical texts well ordered and arranged by topic (see table of contents) moving the reader through both the Old and New Testaments in a logical order, or allowing you to "jump" to a specific aspect of Jesus' life and ministry per your own preferences. Daily readings and accompanying devotion are easy to read and can be done within 15-20 minutes, so is a great resource to keep you in the Word even when your time is limited. Very good for those who would like to take a closer look at the person and life of Jesus to either simply grow in their own knowledge, or would "like to find out for themselves what Jesus said and did so they can come to their own conclusions about him" (back cover). Also, great for a group Bible Study with reflective questions at the end of each daily devotion, and then at the end of each section of 5 readings. Wonderful resource for discipling those new to the faith or with limited experience in the Scriptures. Would be great for one-on-one mentoring, and adaptable for use in a Christian Education setting. What it lacks in depth for the Scripturally experienced, it makes up for in its breadth--covers all aspects of Jesus' life and work, and why his person and work is essential to the Christian faith
Cons: Lacks a theological depth for those who already have a good knowledge of the Scriptures and salvation history, but it is for this same reason it is a great resource for someone grounded in the Scriptures to build another's knowledge in them with ease.
Summary: Resource most appropriate for seekers or those with limited knowledge of the Scriptures, and those discipling others in the Word. But, even if you have a good working knowledge of the Scriptures, this book is helpful to keep you in the Word when your time is limited or personal discipline is lacking like mine!
The ESSENTIAL JESUS by Whitney Kuniholm Jan 25, 2010
This is a tremendous book for anyone who would like to learn more about and grow closer to Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ!!!! I particularly like the format is used in this and "The ESSENTIAL BIBLE STUDY GUIDE" in which PRAY, READ, REFLECT, APPLY, PRAY is used....GREAT BOOK!!!!