Jesus' teachings challenge us today just as they challenged his first listeners 2000 years ago. The teachings offer a different vision, often a radical one, of life and of our relationship to God.
This highly accessible resource shows us how people in the 1st century would have understood some of Jesus' teachings and how we can now live them out in our own complicated, broken yet very precious world.
A great resource for anyone who wishes to look more closely at the meaning of the gospels. Ideal for use in Bible study groups.
Alicia Batten (PhD, University of St. Michael's College Toronto) is an assistant professor of Religion at Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Washington. In 2004, she received the Fortress Press Award for Undergraduate Teaching in recognition of her innovative approach to Scripture.