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This book's feel is reminiscient of a casual afternoon garden stroll; never hurried, gently paced & free from overly-complicated issues. For the most part, it is straight-forward in its analysis & historical context, providing background & context for its claims. 60% of the book falls into this category & it is done well. Although I would've preferred more in-depth analysis & evidence, the authors did not attempt to push the topics beyond their means.
The authors repeatedly interject their own opinions on ways to put their analysis & conclusions into action, much like a daily devotional, when the majority of the book does not lean that way. It feels awkward & forced at times, often making me cringe & zone out until it's over. The narrator is also hit-or-miss, never truly pulling you into the narration, nor doing enough to push you away. If this was an actual book, skipping these sections would make the read much more enjoyable.
This books is full of fascinating & enlightening information concerning the ministry & meanings beyond Jesus' teachings. If you stick to these moments & focus on the positives, then the book is highly recommended. Regardless, I must recommend this book, if for no other reason than to help others grow in their faith & understanding of the Lord's Truth.
I hope this review has been helpful & the book offers some new insight for new listeners.
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What did you like best about this story?
This story brought to light many things that a Rabbi in Jesus day would do and use to teach others the truth of God. My favorite was the use of a Hebrew Scripture that was well known to the followers, we see an answer that Jesus gives to a question given Him, but the people he was talking to at the time would hear his answer as the start of a scripture (from the Hebrew Scriptures) and would interpret His answer by the rest of the scripture that He started. Wow, that really changes the interpretation of what Jesus meant when he answered! If this short description doesn't make sense, read(or listen) to the book and it will become crystal clear.
Any additional comments?
Tune in to Rabbi Jesus by reading or listening to this great explanation of learning from a Rabbi in Jesus time!
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