Who is Jesus? Who is He as a person? Who is He as God? Who is He within the confines of time? Who is He outside the realm of time? Is He like that guy “Q” from that Star Trek show???
Well, aside from the Star Trek inspired inquiry, Leonard Sweet & Frank Viola attack those questions with great ferocity in their new collaboration Jesus: A Theography. Instead of speculating on the various claims concerning Jesus of Nazareth, Leo & Frank gather a boatload of historical data from various credible sources. Their focus stems from the Bible, but their scope is vast.
They certainly do their homework & give light to the reader that God is ‘found in the details’. The bible narrative isn’t just a compilation of stories that support the Christian faith & eventually arrive at Jesus’ crib in a manger. On the contrary, Sweet & Viola bring the reader to conclusion that all of Scripture is pointing to Jesus & revealing His narrative as the layers are peeled back verse by verse.
I found the book interesting. I’m confident that I’ll continue to use the book as a reference/resource. I read Sweet’s book Viral a few months back & enjoyed Jesus more that Viral — if that’s of any help to you. 🙂
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