Why Christ

Author: James Kelly
Publisher: Author House
ISBN: 1467801631
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Why Christ . Why Christ? <>By James Kelly, OSB “If there are, as we know there are, so many beautiful souls among the varied religions of the world. If all men and women, not just Christ’s followers, who reflect God’s own love will one day share the divine life they now mirror. Why proclaim Jesus Christ? Is there any advantage in knowing Jesus Christ?” In his discussions over the years, especially with young people, Fr. Kelly has found that many do not know the life of Christ or perhaps have turned away from the Gospels as stale or out of date. He proposes to tell that story in a form and idiom that will bring Jesus to life for them. His interesting device is to adopt as narrator “the rich young man” of Matthew 19:16 now grown old but wiser for living with the guilt of having refused that call. Fr. Kelly imagines him to have been so moved by Jesus that, even though he could not make the full commitment of a disciple, he nevertheless became a follower of Jesus. So he knew Mary and Joseph and the apostles, and he heard from them what allows him to complete what he had observed himself. The old man tells his stories to a young, Jewish Christian – of the First Century but clearly a prototype of the young people Fr. Kelly wants to reach today. His parents had taught him the essentials of their faith in Jesus, but he had not paid much attention. He does not know where to look to satisfy his longing for meaning and purpose. Walking in the Holy Land, he finds himself on the wide path leading up the Mount of Olives from the Kidron valley that lies between the Mount and Jerusalem. And there he meets the old man who sets out in a series of personal rembrances the story of Jesus and the impact he made on those around him. Fr. Kelly lived several years in Jerusalem as a biblical scholar. But he tells us: “I also learned from the Land itself, from the people Jesus knew, His own people. They are still there, in their descendants.” This familiarity with the land and its people allows Fr. Kelly to grace the stories of “the wise old man” with a local color that makes them attractive to a contemporary reader. His knowledge of Hebrew and Arabic, and his scholarly knowledge of the texts of the Bible and its background allow him to introduce – in a narrative rather than an academic way- explanations of terms and more important of Semitic customs that might otherwise be misleading. All in all, Fr. Kelly is able to give the life-story of Christ a freshness that could appeal to the young (and old!) today for whom the Gospels may seem “old fashioned.” An appendix provides the location of the stories in the Four Gospels, which one can re-read with a fresh awareness. <> John Boler University of Washington

Why Christ

Author: Christian J. Fobian
Publisher: Holy Fire Pub
ISBN: 0977492885
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Why Christ . A good father only wants the best for his children and tries his hardest to provide everything he possibly can for them. Yet today we live in a world where many are missing the best element of all, God, and His son, Jesus Christ. This book discusses why Jesus Christ is needed in every person's life, what sets Jesus Christ apart from all other religious doctrines in the world, and is an answer for those who continue to ask, "Why Christ?" Why is Jesus Christ the only way to eternal life? And why is He different than everything else?

The Case For Christ

Author: Lee Strobel
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310209307
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The Case For Christ. A Seasoned Journalist Chases Down the Biggest Story in History Is there credible evidence that Jesus of Nazareth really is the Son of God? Retracing his own spiritual journey from atheism to faith, Lee Strobel, former legal editor of the Chicago Tribune, cross-examines a dozen experts with doctorates from schools like Cambridge, Princeton, and Brandeis who are recognized authorities in their own fields. Strobel challenges them with questions like How reliable is the New Testament? Does evidence for Jesus exist outside the Bible? Is there any reason to believe the resurrection was an actual event? Strobel's tough, point-blank questions make this Gold Medallion-winning book read like a captivating, fast-paced novel. But it's not fiction. It's a riveting quest for the truth about history's most compelling figure. What will your verdict be in The Case for Christ? 'Lee Strobel probes with bulldog-like tenacity the evidence for the truth of biblical Christianity.' Bruce M. Metzger, Ph.D., Professor of New Testament, Emeritus, Princeton Theological Seminary 'Lee Strobel asks the questions a tough-minded skeptic would ask. His book is so good I read it out loud to my wife evenings after dinner. Every inquirer should have it.' Phillip E. Johnson, Law Professor, University of California at Berkeley

Why Christ

Author: Basil Christopher Butler
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Why Christ.

Why Christ Came

Author: Joel R. Beeke
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781601782687
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Why Christ Came. When thinking about Christ's birth, we often focus our attention on Luke's detailed gospel account. But to appreciate the main point of the story—that the eternal Son of God assumed our flesh-and-blood human nature—we need to learn from the rest of the Bible why Christ came to earth. Why did Christ come? In this book, thirty-one thoughtful meditations answer this vital question, and the answers encourage us to celebrate Christ's birth more deeply, see more clearly how it is connected with the rest of His ministry, and recognize its importance for our lives.“Can anything new be said about Christ's incarnation? Actually, a lot of old things that we may have forgotten! Like a multifaceted diamond, the question 'Why did the eternal Son become man?' admits a variety of answers. Probing some of those with wisdom bathed in the Scriptures is what makes this devotional guide so rich. It will be part of our family's Advent devotions and, I hope, a source of blessing for many others.” — Michael Horton, professor of theology at Westminster Seminary California and cohost of the White Horse Inn

Following Christ

Author: Joseph M. Stowell
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 9780310219347
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Following Christ. In Following Christ, Joseph Stowell shows why Christ's command to "Follow me" isn't merely the starting point of Christianity. It's the very heartbeat of vibrant, effective faith. And it's not just for a few gifted leaders, but for all believers.

Disunity In Christ

Author: Christena Cleveland
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830844031
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Disunity In Christ. Despite Jesus' prayer that all Christians "be one," divisions have been epidemic in the body of Christ. Though we may think we know why this happens, Christena Cleveland says we probably don't. Learn the hidden reasons behind conflict and divisions, the unseen dynamics at work that tend to separate us from others. Here are the tools we need to build bridges.