Popular Books on Jesus Christ

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Title: Jesus > Religion: Why He Is So Much Better Than Trying Harder, Doing More, and Being Good Enough

Abandon dead, dry, rule-keeping and embrace the promise of being truly known and deeply loved. Jefferson Bethke burst into the cultural conversation in 2012 with a passionate, provocative poem titled “Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus.” The 4-minute video literally became an overnight sensation, with 7 million YouTube views in its first 48 hours (and 23+ million in a year). The message blew up on social-media, triggering an avalanche of responses running the gamut from encouraged to enraged. In Jesus > Religion, Bethke unpacks similar contrasts that he drew in the poem—highlighting the difference between teeth gritting and grace, law and love, performance and peace, despair and hope. With refreshing candor he delves into the motivation behind his message, beginning with the unvarnished tale of his own plunge from the pinnacle of a works-based, fake-smile existence that sapped his strength and led him down a path of destructive behavior. Bethke is quick to acknowledge that he’s not a pastor or theologian, but simply a regular, twenty-something who cried out for a life greater than the one for which he had settled. Along his journey, Bethke discovered the real Jesus, who beckoned him beyond the props of false religion.
Author(s): Jefferson Bethke
ISBN 13: 9781400205394
Pages: 240
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Title: Who Is Jesus?

Author(s): Sproul, R. C., Sr.
ISBN 13: 9781567691818
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Title: Simply Jesus: A New Vision of Who He Was, What He Did, and Why He Matters

We have grown used to the battles over Jesus—whether he was human or divine, whether he could do miracles or just inspire them, whether he even existed. Much of the church defends tradition, while critics take shots at the institution and its beliefs. But what if these debates have masked the real story of Jesus? What if even Jesus’s defenders have been so blinded by their focus on defending the church’s traditions that they have failed to grapple with what the New Testament really teaches?

Bible scholar, Anglican bishop, and bestselling author N. T. Wright summarizes a lifetime of study of Jesus and the New Testament in order to present for a general audience who Jesus was and is. In Simply Jesus, we are invited to hear one of our leading scholars introduce the story of the carpenter’s son from Nazareth as if we were hearing it for the first time.

“Jesus—the Jesus we might discover if we really looked,” explains Wright, “is larger, more disturbing, more urgent than we had ever imagined. We have successfully managed to hide behind other questions and to avoid the huge, world-shaking challenge of Jesus’s central claim and achievement. It is we, the churches, who have been the real reductionists. We have reduced the kingdom of God to private piety; the victory of the cross to comfort for the conscience; Easter itself to a happy, escapist ending after a sad, dark tale. Piety, conscience, and ultimate happiness are important, but not nearly as important as Jesus himself.” As the church faces the many challenges of the twenty-first century, Wright has presented a vision of Jesus that more than meets them.

Author(s): N. T. Wright
ISBN 13: 9780062084392
Pages: 256
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Title: Jesus Today: Experience Hope Through His Presence

<p class="null1">Hope shines brightest when your world is darkest.</p> <p>Jesus Today<sup>TM</sup> was written during a very difficult time in Sarah Young’s life. Yet the words of Scripture and Jesus’ own Presence were ever near, bringing her hope and comfort for each new day.</p> <p>Whether you are needing a lifeline in your discouragement, or simply longing for an encouraging boost in your day, this new devotional book—a sequel to the #1 bestelling Jesus Calling<sup>®</sup>—will speak that same hope into your life. It is written as if Jesus Himself is assuring you that He is in control, that He is good, and that a glorious future awaits all who anchor their hope in Him.</p> <p>Reaching out with peace-filled reminders of Jesus’ Presence from the Word of God—and from the heart of Sarah’s time with the Savior—these devotions will intimately, quietly connect you with Jesus, the One who meets you right where you are.</p>
Author(s): Sarah Young
ISBN 13: 9781400320097
Pages: 363
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Title: All About Jesus: The Single Story from Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John

This book is all about Jesus. The words recorded in it were written about Jesus over 2000 years ago. Yet today his message of peace, hope, love, and forgiveness still resonates with people of all races, nationalities, educational, and economic backgrounds. Some like what he said while others disagree with what he said. But almost everyone finds him intriguing. The story of Jesus comes to us from four different authors, Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, written over a period of nearly seventy years. The message and uniqueness of Jesus remain the same, but each author tells the story from his perspective and for his purpose. Some writers wrote more; others wrote less. But what if we could read it as one single story from beginning to end? This book does just that by combining the four reports of Jesus’ life into a single chronological story. Through this book you will take a new look at Jesus, his life, his miracles, and his teachings and be able to come to your own conclusion about him. Produced in cooperation with the International Bible Society.
Author(s): Roger Quy
ISBN 13: 9781932805734
Pages: 254
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Title: Jesus Unmasked

Do any of these descriptions capture the totality of who He was? Jesus Unmasked goes directly to the world's greatest expert on Jesus Christ, Jesus Himself.
Author(s): Todd Friel
ISBN 13: 9780892217267
Pages: 238
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Title: Jesus Calling - Deluxe Edition Brown Cover: Enjoying Peace in His Presence

Experience peace in the presence of the Savior who is closer than you can imagine. This #1 bestselling 365-day devotional is written as if Jesus Himself is speaking directly to you—words of encouragement, comfort, and reassurance of His unending love.
Author(s): Sarah Young
ISBN 13: 9780718042820
Pages: 400
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Title: Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence

After many years of writing her own words in her prayer journal, missionary Sarah Young decided to be more attentive to the Savior's voice and begin listening for what He was saying. So with pen in hand, she embarked on a journey that forever changed her—and many others around the world.

In these powerful pages are the words and Scriptures Jesus lovingly laid on her heart. Words of reassurance, comfort, and hope. Words that have made her increasingly aware of His presence and allowed her to enjoy His peace.

Jesus is calling out to you in the same way. Maybe you share the author’s need for a great sense of “God with you”. Or perhaps Jesus seems distant without you knowing why. Or maybe you have wandered farther from Him that you ever imagined you would. Here is a year’s worth of daily readings from Young’s journals to bring you closer to Christ and move your time with Him from monologue to a dialogue.

Each day is written as if Jesus Himself were speaking to you. Because He is. Do you hear Him calling?

Author(s): Sarah Young
ISBN 13: 9781591451884
Pages: 400
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Title: Miracles of Jesus

In one extraordinary day, Jesus performed two of his most famous miracles: the feeding of five thousand with only a few fish and loaves of bread, and walking on the water of Galilee during a storm to reach his frightened disciples. Beautiful artwork and simple text make this book a standout, and perfect for our 2- to 5-year-old target audience.

Author(s): Jerry Smath
ISBN 13: 9780375856235
Pages: 24
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Title: Story of Jesus

A gentle look at Jesus' birth, childhood, teachings, crucifixion, and resurrection. Written in a simple, warm style that will captivate and inspire, and colorfully illustrated with seven new pages of artwork, it's a perfect introduction to Jesus for very young children.
Author(s): Jane Werner Watson
ISBN 13: 9780375839412
Pages: 24
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Title: Jesus Always: Embracing Joy in His Presence

Sarah Young’s first 365-day devotional since Jesus Calling. With scripture and new personal reflections, the #1 New York Times bestselling author Sarah Young, brings Jesus’ message of joy—for today and every day. Experience true joy—now and always. Life today is full of difficulties—loss, sadness, fear. In the midst of these challenges, joy often feels impossible or out of reach. But Jesus has more for His followers than a life of striving, pain, and discontent. He offers life abundant, life to the fullest, life brimming with joy! Jesus Always, the new 365-day devotional from bestselling author Sarah Young, was written as part of Sarah Young’s exploration of the promises of joy in scripture. Written as if Jesus Himself is speaking directly to the reader, Jesus Always invites you into a new way of living—a life of joy. Reaching out with joy-filled reminders from the Word of God, these devotions will intimately and gently connect you with Jesus—the One who meets you where you are. Draw near to Him in Jesus Always.
Author(s): Sarah Young
ISBN 13: 9780718039509
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Title: No God But One: Allah Or Jesus?

Having shared his journey of faith in the New York Times bestselling Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus, Nabeel Qureshi now examines Islam and Christianity in detail, exploring areas of crucial conflict and unpacking the relevant evidence.
Author(s): Nabeel Qureshi
ISBN 13: 9780310522553
Pages: 320
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Title: Jesus

James Martin, SJ, gifted storyteller, editor at large of America magazine, popular media commentator, and New York Times bestselling author of The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything, brings the Gospels to life in Jesus: A Pilgrimage, and ...
Author(s): James Martin
ISBN 13: 9780062024244
Pages: 352
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Title: Jesus I Never Knew

In What's So Amazing About Grace? award-winning author Philip Yancey explores grace at street level. If grace is God's love for the undeserving, he asks, then what does it look like in action? And if Christians are its sole dispensers, then how are we doing at lavishing grace on a world that knows far more of cruelty and unforgiveness than it does of mercy? Yancey sets grace in the midst of life's stark images, tests its mettle against horrific "ungrace." Can grace survive in the midst of such atrocities as the Nazi holocaust? Can it triumph over the brutality of the Ku Klux Klan? Should any grace at all be shown to the likes of Jeffrey Dahmer, who killed and cannibalized seventeen young men? In his most personal and provocative book ever, Yancey offers compelling, true portraits of grace's life-changing power. He searches for its presence in his own life and in the church. He asks, How can Christians contend graciously with moral issues that threaten all they hold dear?
Author(s): Philip Yancey
ISBN 13: 9780310219231
Pages: 304
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Title: Jesus on Trial: A Lawyer Affirms the Truth of the Gospel

New York Times Bestseller! In Jesus on Trial, David Limbaugh applies his lifetime of legal experience to a unique new undertaking: making a case for the gospels as hard evidence of the life and work of Jesus Christ. Limbaugh, a practicing attorney and former professor of law, approaches the canonical gospels with the same level of scrutiny he would apply to any legal document and asks all the necessary questions about the story of Jesus told through Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. His analysis of the texts becomes profoundly personal as he reflects on his own spiritual and intellectual odyssey from determined skeptic to devout Christian. Ultimately, Limbaugh concludes that the words Christians have treasured for centuries stand up to his exhaustive inquiry—including his examination of historical and religious evidence beyond the gospels—and thereby affirms...
Author(s): David Limbaugh
ISBN 13: 9781621572558
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Title: Jesus Calling for Little Ones

esus Loves You and Is Always With You From bestselling author Sarah Young, Jesus Calling for Little Ones reassures toddlers and preschoolers of Jesus’ never-ending love. Devotions are written as if Jesus is speaking directly to your child’s heart—showing that Jesus knows us from our head to our toes and is always taking care of us. Along with adorable illustrations and a durable format, this is sure to be a treasure for your precious little ones.
Author(s): Sarah Young
ISBN 13: 9780718033842
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Title: Jesus Calling: 365 Devotions for Kids

<p class="null1">Devotions written as if Jesus is speaking directly to a child's heart.<br> </p> <p>Based on her original <i>Jesus Calling</i>, this version has been adapted in a language and fashion that kids and tweens can relate to their everyday lives.</p> <p>After many years of writing in her prayer journal, missionary Sarah Young decided to listen to God with pen in hand, writing down what she believed He was saying to her through Scripture.Others were blessed as she shared her writings, until people all over the world were using her devotionals. They are written from Jesus’ point of view, thus the title <i>Jesus Calling</i>.<br> It is Sarah’s fervent prayer that our Savior may bless readers, and now young readers, with His presence and His peace in ever deeper measure.</p>
Author(s): Sarah Young
ISBN 13: 9781400316342
Pages: 382
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Title: The Jesus Storybook Bible: Every Story Whispers His Name

The Moonbeam Award Gold Medal Winner in the religion category, The Jesus Storybook Bible tells the Story beneath all the stories in the Bible. At the center of the Story is a baby, the child upon whom everything will depend. Every story whispers his name. From Noah to Moses to the great King David---every story points to him. He is like the missing piece in a puzzle---the piece that makes all the other pieces fit together. From the Old Testament through the New Testament, as the Story unfolds, children will pick up the clues and piece together the puzzle. A Bible like no other, The Jesus Storybook Bible invites children to join in the greatest of all adventures, to discover for themselves that Jesus is at the center of God's great story of salvation---and at the center of their Story too.
Author(s): Sally Lloyd-Jones
ISBN 13: 9780310708254
Pages: 352
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Title: Zealot

The author of the best-selling No God but God presents a meticulously researched biography of Jesus that draws on biblical and historical sources to place his achievements and influence against the turbulent backdrop of his time.
Author(s): Reza Aslan
ISBN 13: 9780812981483
Pages: 296
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Title: Jesus Calling - 10th Anniversary Expanded Edition: Enjoying Peace in His Presence

A rich relationship with Jesus is so much more than presenting Him with a list of requests. It includes listening—through reading the Bible and receiving His love for you. The #1 bestselling 365-day devotional Jesus Calling® is written as if Jesus Himself is speaking directly to you—words of encouragement, comfort, and reassurance of His unending love. In this special 10th-anniversary edition, Sarah Young shares her own prayer journal with you—including over 100 additional scriptures personally selected by the author. This beautiful keepsake edition, celebrating 10 years of Jesus Callingtouching lives all over the world, also includes a beautiful redesign of high-quality bonded leather cover that allows for personalization. Sarah’s writings are personal reflections based on Jesus’ own words of hope, guidance, and peace within Scripture. As you experience the devotions and the fresh look at Scripture, you will look forward to your time with Him. Experience a deeper relationship with the Lord as you savor the presence of the One who will never leave you.
Author(s): Sarah Young
ISBN 13: 9781400324293
Pages: 416
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Title: Jesus: A Revolutionary Biography

The controversial, bestselling account of what we can know about the life of Jesus.

Author(s): John Dominic Crossan
ISBN 13: 9780061800351
Pages: 232
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