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Jesus: An Intimate Portrait of the Man, His Land, and His People [Hardcover]

By Leith Anderson (Author)
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Pages   368
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.1" Width: 6.2" Height: 1.2"
Weight:   1.4 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Feb 1, 2005
Publisher   Baker Pub Group/Bethany House
ISBN  0764224794  
EAN  9780764224799  

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This expanded retelling of the life of Jesus includes all the details from the Gospels in chronological order, the geopolitical scene, the historical and cultural settings, and the likely emotions and motives of those who interacted with Him. Here is a great introduction to the greatest man who ever lived for those who don't know much about Him, and a fascinating read for those who are familiar with the Gospel accounts. Leith Anderson's conversational storytelling style makes the book appealing to a wide range of audiences and ages.

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Leith Anderson is the Senior Pastor of Wooddale Church in Minnesota. Although he is known nationally as an author, speaker, and educator, his first love is the local church and its people. A graduate of Moody Bible Institute, Bradley University, Denver Seminary, and Fuller Theological Seminary, he has written several books including Leadership That Works, a Christianity Today Book Award winner, and Becoming Friends with God. He and his wife, Charleen, live in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.

Leith Anderson currently resides in the state of Minnesota. Leith Anderson was born in 1944.

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A straightforward biographical telling of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ  Jul 6, 2005

Written by nationally recognized author, speaker, and educator Leith Anderson, Jesus: An Intimate Portrait of the Man, His Land, and His People is the culmination of years of research and offers a straightforward biographical telling of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Drawing the four Biblical biographies of Jesus into a single story, Jesus: An Intimate Portrait of the Man, His Land, and His People blends a retelling steeped with historical nuances explained with a conversational, storytelling style that makes the account of Jesus' life flow until one hardly realizes the turning of the final pages. Written expressly to bring forth the story of Jesus in an era when so few have paid close attention to it, Jesus: An Intimate Portrait of the Man, His Land, and His People is written for readers of all faiths, and resonates deeply from beginning to end no matter how familiar one is with the New Testament and Jesus' story.

Jesus by Leith Anderson  Jun 10, 2005
This is an extensive work on the life and works of Jesus. The author places the birth of Christ at 6BC and the Ministry leading
up to 30 AD or thereabouts. Jacob describes the Son of Man who
bridges heaven and earth. The famous Parable of Wheat and the Weed
sorts out good and bad people allegorically so that G-d can deal
with them at the end of time. The Parable of the Home Owner
points toward the need for those who understand Christ's teaching
to tell others of its existence and meaning. The book explains that Jesus argued with religious leaders for the following reasons:
1. He believed that they weren't teaching the Scripture or the Law
2. Some religionists supplanted teachings with cultural traditions
3. Some citizens simply did not set a good example for the flock

The Parable of the Hidden Treasure points toward the eternal joy in the Kingdom. A strength of this work is that the author discusses some complex theological issues simply. Classic parables are set forth and explained so that the average reader
can glean the essential themes without too much technical knowledge of the theologies involved.

The book is a good value for a wide constituency of readers both inside and outside formal academe.
Great Book!  Apr 13, 2005
I picked this book up as part of a gift card for my birthday and I have trouble putting it down. Anderson really puts you in the time and place and the setting of Christ's last days on earth. You can almost hear the crowds in the Temple as well as feel the heat and dry dust of the desert.

I wound up going back and re-reading several passages of the Gospels that parallel the book and it really adds some great context and historical perspective which leads this reader to a better understanding. And isn't that what any good book should do?
A basic biography  Mar 3, 2005
Just bought the book and was disappointed in the lack of depth. Anderson did a lot of study on the background and setting of the Gospel story, which is good and helpful, but don't expect anything startling or new. It lacks scholarly depth and profundity. The teachings of Jesus are conspicuously absent in this biography. For instance, the Lord's prayer is covered in all of two pages. It is a great book for someone unfamiliar with Jesus' story, however and tells it in contemporary and understandable language.

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