Who Is This Man?

  • by John Ortberg
  • Narrated by Arthur Morey
  • 7 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Jesus' impact on our world is highly unlikely, widely inescapable, largely unknown, and decidedly double-edged. It is unlikely in light of the severe limitations of his earthly life; it is inescapable because of the range of his impact; it is unknown because history doesn't connect dots; and it is doubled-edged because his followers have wreaked so much havoc, often in his name.
He is history's most familiar figure, yet he is the man no one knows. His impact on the world is immense and non-accidental. From the Dark Ages to Post-Modernity, he is the Man who won't go away.
And yet... you can miss him in historical lists for many reasons, maybe the most obvious being the way he lived his life. He did not loudly and demonstrably defend his movement in the spirit of a rising political or military leader. He did not lay out a case that history would judge his brand of belief superior in all future books.
His life and teaching simply drew people to follow him. He made history by starting in a humble place, in a spirit of love and acceptance, and allowing each person space to respond.
His vision of life continues to haunt and challenge humanity. His influence has swept over history, bringing inspiration to what has happened in art, science, government, medicine, and education; he has taught humans about dignity, compassion, forgiveness, and hope.

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A fair effort

This was an easy listen, the narrator kept a steady pace - appreciated when you are trying to absorb the narrative rather than merely 'hearing it'.

I had hoped for more - 'depth'. There was too much 'fluff and padding'; by this I mean names and examples listed that were used to add quantity but not quality.

He writes I think for an American audience so some names quoted were unfamiliar.

There were moments however of sparkling clarity and wisdom. Overall this book is perhaps a launch pad for further investigation into Jesus Christ of Nazareth; maybe this is it's underlying/unspoken intention. It's not going to set the world on fire as a literary classic, but it is a useful device to get you started in thinking about who Jesus was/is and the impact He continues to make. To this end the content did fulfil the title.
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- eatough1999

A great book

Where does Who Is This Man? rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

One of the most informative christian books i have listened to.


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A must for all interested in christianity

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- Catherine

Book Details

  • Release Date: 26-07-2012
  • Publisher: Zondervan