What was it about Jesus Christ that attracted great crowds to listen to Him? Was it the miracles, the parables in everyday language, or the force of His moral teaching? Was it the perceived possibility of the overthrow of Roman rule, or His searing critique of religious corruption? Was it all, some or none of these reasons? And why, ultimately, did the religious leadership of the day determine to end the work of the man from Galilee? In answering these questions, David Hulme takes us on a fascinating journey that will probably change your perceptions of Jesus and His original followers.
Gospels for the 21st Century is the result of taking the New Testament at its word, reading it carefully for what it actually says. It weaves the four Gospel accounts into a single, compelling story—the story of Jesus Christ. Regardless of whether you are a believer in Jesus as the Messiah or just interested in learning more about His life and teaching, what follows may surprise you and open the door to a more accurate and enlightened reading.
"I found your sweep of history in the life and ministry of Jesus to be excellently developed. I appreciated the direct and concise development of the concepts and incidents and your gift for communicating sometimes complicated truths in simple, easy-to-understand terms. You also address issues of the need for restoration of biblical truth. You do so with good taste and in a non-judgmental, non-confrontational manner . . . [and] . . . avoid the trap of elitism and exclusivity that has marginalized so many who have investigated similar concepts."
—John D. Garr, Ph.D., Th.D., Restoration Foundation (on amazon.com)