Friday, July 20, 2012

The Jesus Scandals: Why He Shocked His Contemporaries and Still Shocks Today by David Instone-Brewer

ISBN-10: 0857210238


The Jesus Scandals by David Instone-Brewer is written in a lively, bold style with a strong scriptural basis. Biblical references are found through out each chapter. 

This book delves into how Jesus' friends and enemies really thought about him and their reactions to his teachings. The author then takes the next step and shows us how Jesus' teaching are still shocking the world today.  

It's separated into three sections: Scandals in Jesus' Life, Scandals Among Jesus' Friends and Scandals in Jesus' teachings.   It can be read as  a whole or broken down into stand alone chapters. I recommend reading it in chapters as I found the book to be a bit overwhelming when trying to read it as a whole.

The concepts and parallels shared in The Jesus Scandals are definitely thought provoking and interesting but overall. I didn't particularly enjoy reading this book.

 Many thanks to Kregel publications for the opportunity to review this book.  My views and thoughts are an honest representation of my thoughts and feelings regarding this book. 

1 comment:

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Looks like a great book. Actually all the books you've shared look great! Thanks for the visit, hope you're having a nice Friday! Enjoy!