Seeing Jesus from the East: A Fresh Look at History’s

Seeing Jesus from the East: A Fresh Look at History’s



10 thoughts on “Seeing Jesus from the East: A Fresh Look at History’s Most Influential Figure

  1. Derek Benner Derek Benner says:

    There s a lot to unwrap when it comes to Seeing Jesus from the East It s message is timely and timeless I would highly recommend it to anyone who is interested in the true Gospel story of who Jesus really is Zacharias and Murray, both being of Eastern descent, give a thorough commentary on the truth of Jesus and the cultural context in which He was here Parables take on new meanings for the Western mind Biblical truth is revealed for its original intent It s not an easy read it is compl There s a lot to unwrap when it comes to Seeing Jesus from the East It s message is timely and timeless I would highly recommend it to anyone who is interested in the true Gospel story of who Jesus really is Zacharias and Murray, both being of Eastern descent, give a thorough commentary on the truth of Jesus and the cultural context in which He was here Parables take on new meanings for the Western mind Biblical truth is revealed for its original intent It s not an easy read it is complex and tedious at times You may have to read things over and over, but it will truly make you rethink your thought process Lastly, what a wonderful person we had in Ravi Zacharias Thankful that he is in the presence of Jesus now


  2. Angela Russell Angela Russell says:

    I absolutely loved this book It gave me a new, richer lens with which to see Jesus I appreciated the cultural context the two authors provided as well as their criticism of why we can t view Jesus exclusively through Western eyes We miss the full scope of the gospel if we strip him of his culture A fabulous read and, one I did in a single day Easy to get through, and I ll be thinking about it for a long time to come Both authors have done a series of sermons related to this same subject I absolutely loved this book It gave me a new, richer lens with which to see Jesus I appreciated the cultural context the two authors provided as well as their criticism of why we can t view Jesus exclusively through Western eyes We miss the full scope of the gospel if we strip him of his culture A fabulous read and, one I did in a single day Easy to get through, and I ll be thinking about it for a long time to come Both authors have done a series of sermons related to this same subject which you can listen to on the podcast Let My People Think If you re curious about reading the book, you may want to listen to a couple of those to get a flavor of the major themes


  3. G. Salter G. Salter says:

    While the language is sometimes repetitive like most professional public speakers, the authors have key phrases they like to use over and over to hit the point home, a strategy that isn t really necessary for a book , the content is quite good Murray and Zacharias open readers eyes to concepts that make sense of sections in the Gospels which may have seemed confusing such as Jesus emphasis on storytelling and riddles , as well as subtext that Western readers often miss such as the emphasis While the language is sometimes repetitive like most professional public speakers, the authors have key phrases they like to use over and over to hit the point home, a strategy that isn t really necessary for a book , the content is quite good Murray and Zacharias open readers eyes to concepts that make sense of sections in the Gospels which may have seemed confusing such as Jesus emphasis on storytelling and riddles , as well as subtext that Western readers often miss such as the emphasis on shame and honor Utterly fascinating and highly compelling


  4. Tricia Sean Tricia Sean says:

    This book was an ARC book I really liked it Zacharias is an astute apologist His Christianity come across very even handed and logical Bringing Jesus back to his Eastern origins and the view from a person of that origin paints one of the truest pictures of Jesus something I was thinking of 25 years ago This book is well done, well researched, painted with great stories It follows the model of Jesus in making the ancient relevant in modern time A Jesus for old and new, from the East for This book was an ARC book I really liked it Zacharias is an astute apologist His Christianity come across very even handed and logical Bringing Jesus back to his Eastern origins and the view from a person of that origin paints one of the truest pictures of Jesus something I was thinking of 25 years ago This book is well done, well researched, painted with great stories It follows the model of Jesus in making the ancient relevant in modern time A Jesus for old and new, from the East for the West, who is here for man or woman, any race, any nation, for the believer and the non believer


  5. Josh Olds Josh Olds says:

    I owe a lot to Ravi Zacharias It was his books Jesus Among Other Gods, first and foremost that kindled an interest in apologetics that continue to this day As a teenager, I spent hours on a lawnmower with a headset plugged into a cheap mp3 player filled with his podcast radio programs Just Thinking and Let My People Think Ravi taught me how to be a Christian, and intellectual, and a Christian intellectual Seeing Jesus from the East barring any posthumous collections will be his final book.It I owe a lot to Ravi Zacharias It was his books Jesus Among Other Gods, first and foremost that kindled an interest in apologetics that continue to this day As a teenager, I spent hours on a lawnmower with a headset plugged into a cheap mp3 player filled with his podcast radio programs Just Thinking and Let My People Think Ravi taught me how to be a Christian, and intellectual, and a Christian intellectual Seeing Jesus from the East barring any posthumous collections will be his final book.It is only fitting that Seeing Jesus from the East, coauthored with RZIM VP Abdu Murray, is Zacharias s final work He had long resisted writing such a book, believing Kenneth Bailey s Jesus Through Middle Eastern Eyes to be all that was needed on the topic It was his prot g and friend, Nabeel Qureshi, who finally convinced Ravi to write this book.Ravi was right, in a way Bailey s work still stands as the most comprehensive volume on the topic Seeing Jesus from the East tackles some of the same cultural issues and portions of Scripture that Zacharias and Murray cover, but with a slightly different frame of reference, really focusing on the philosophical mindset that undergirds Eastern thinking and tradition.Unfortunately, soon after work on the book began, Qureshi was given a terminal cancer diagnosis and could not complete the manuscript Abdu Murray was brought in as coauthor, and though Murray s voice is rich and informative throughout, I m sure he would be the first to tell you that this was Nabeel s book to be written.Seeing Jesus from the East is divided into nine chapters five from Ravi and four from Abdu I ve resisted the urge to offer a summary and reflection on each chapter I found myself writing so much that there was no need for me to repeat second hand what you could get first hand from the book Each chapter is rich, meaningful, and full of insight often hidden to a Western mind.At the heart of the book is the belief that Jesus and his teachings bring a synthesis to the Western and Eastern minds The Eastern mind has an affinity for story the Western mind an affinity for truth The Western mind may see an Easterner s defense of belief to be anecdotal The Eastern mind may see a Westerner s defense of belief as dispassionate and disconnected But in Christ, we have a grand story that invites tests for truth From the preface Jesus is never simply Eastern or Western, though, but the Savior of the whole world Children hover around him, yet teachers of the law are spellbound in his presence His reasoning is global his stories local his visitation is transcendent his message is personal and his implications are eternal.Under the foundation of Gospel as story, Ravi and Abdu begin to fill us in on the plot twists and character development modern Western readers might have missed Murray, in particular, talks about the honor shame culture inherent in the East and how it serves as a driving force in every Easterner s decision particularly religious decisions He also offers an outstanding chapter on the parables of Jesus and how our perspective of them changes through an Eastern lens Ravi regales with stories, poetry, and pathos, all serving to flesh out the truth claims he s making about the Gospel What I love in his style is that he can tie culture and Christ together so well to show that there is a unique longing for what Christ brings, whether secular or religious, Western or Eastern.There s nothing in Seeing Jesus from the East that will vastly change your thinking if you are, like me, already an evangelical Christian But it will take you deeper The Western mind needs knocked out of its Europeanized notions of Christianity The modern Eastern mind needs to understand how Christianity is uniquely tied to their background and culture.Too often, Christianity is understood as the white man s faith both by Westerners and Easterners alike To the Easterner, particularly those from a Muslim background, Christianity is distinctly Western and American and therefore other To the Westerner, particularly those from an American evangelical background, Christianity is distinctly Western and American and therefore mine Seeing Jesus from the East seeks to show the flaws in both of those statements, calling the West and the East, the Christian and the non Christian, to a greater understand of who Jesus was and is


  6. Faye Faye says:

    I started reading this before the passing of the beloved author and evangelist, Ravi Zacharias, and how fitting that it is one of his most personal and my favorite Originally planned to be co written with the late Nabeel Qureshi, in this book Mr Zacharias enlists the perspective of fellow author Abdu Murray as they share personal testimonies, and illustrate the difference that understanding the Gospel from within the original Eastern context giving greater understanding and context to the Gosp I started reading this before the passing of the beloved author and evangelist, Ravi Zacharias, and how fitting that it is one of his most personal and my favorite Originally planned to be co written with the late Nabeel Qureshi, in this book Mr Zacharias enlists the perspective of fellow author Abdu Murray as they share personal testimonies, and illustrate the difference that understanding the Gospel from within the original Eastern context giving greater understanding and context to the Gospel I loved how Zacharias and Murray show the transcendent power of the Gospel that speaks to both Eastern and Western hearts, in our search for significance and meaning This book builds a fantastic case for reading the Scriptures in the context of an Eastern honor shame culture, as this was the audience to which Jesus preached This book uncovers many passages with an added depth when viewed through an Eastern lense that I will never view in the same way again I can t recommend this book enough, it does a great way of compellingly revealing the significance of an Eastern interpretation, as well as how Jesus s teachings that were radical to the Eastern ear were foundations of our Western culture Well balanced and accessible, this book is an excellent read, bringing out the nuances of the culture our faith is rooted in One of the stand out reads from this year, highly recommend I received a complimentary copy of this book Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own


  7. Carol Ghattas Carol Ghattas says:

    Being married to an Egyptian American man for twenty five years taught this Tennessee girl a lot about seeing Jesus from Eastern eyes, but Ravi Zacharias and Abdu Murray put it on paper This opening quote in the introduction says a lot about this Jesus, who is Savior of the whole world His reasoning is global his stories are local his visitation is transcendent his message is personal and his implications are eternal In a world so easily divided, Seeing Jesus from the East helps us all Being married to an Egyptian American man for twenty five years taught this Tennessee girl a lot about seeing Jesus from Eastern eyes, but Ravi Zacharias and Abdu Murray put it on paper This opening quote in the introduction says a lot about this Jesus, who is Savior of the whole world His reasoning is global his stories are local his visitation is transcendent his message is personal and his implications are eternal In a world so easily divided, Seeing Jesus from the East helps us all Eastern and Western, believer and skeptic to revisit this One who came to his own, but his own received him not This is the Jesus who transforms worldviews and misconceptions, and these two apologists and authors present him in all his complexity and power There is so much to say about this book, but I m especially drawn to Abdu Murray s chapter on Parables As people around us yell for yes or no answers, Jesus spoke truth through story and reached the depth of hurting hearts.A great read and resource for readers from both East and Western cultures


  8. Dusty Ginsbach Dusty Ginsbach says:

    The book is a timely and thought provoking piece that resists the origin of Christianity as an obscure Middle Eastern religion that overtook the Western works even before the rise of Islam To all peoples, Zacharias and Murray relate the teachings of Jesus through the different mindset of Easterners, where family honor and disgrace control society to a much greater extent than Western individualism Viewing through this lens had the added benefit to Westerners to readdress their understanding of The book is a timely and thought provoking piece that resists the origin of Christianity as an obscure Middle Eastern religion that overtook the Western works even before the rise of Islam To all peoples, Zacharias and Murray relate the teachings of Jesus through the different mindset of Easterners, where family honor and disgrace control society to a much greater extent than Western individualism Viewing through this lens had the added benefit to Westerners to readdress their understanding of Christ and examine the greater truths of his statements, when idioms and parables carry greater weight than the plain meaning of words


  9. Tim Murphy Tim Murphy says:

    An excellent look at Jesus who came from a Middle Eastern culture but whose life and message really lies at the foundation of western culture The authors present Him as the one with a message that fits both cultures and is best understood when realizing that Abdu Murray s description of the difficulty of coming to God through Jesus out of an honor and shame culture and how doing so can conquer shame and bring ultimate honor was quite helpful to someone immersed in western culture and thinkin An excellent look at Jesus who came from a Middle Eastern culture but whose life and message really lies at the foundation of western culture The authors present Him as the one with a message that fits both cultures and is best understood when realizing that Abdu Murray s description of the difficulty of coming to God through Jesus out of an honor and shame culture and how doing so can conquer shame and bring ultimate honor was quite helpful to someone immersed in western culture and thinking An excellent, short read


  10. Tom Carter Tom Carter says:

    One of the best Christian Apologetics I have ever read Ravi shows the stories from both the Eastern and Western perspectives My co workers are 70% eastern This helped me understand a lot of the east and western culture differences I am now going to buy the hard copy book as its worth reading again and this time underlining the parts that really made a difference for me This book is good for Christian and Non Christian Ravi Zacharias just passed away recently His teaching skills were amazi One of the best Christian Apologetics I have ever read Ravi shows the stories from both the Eastern and Western perspectives My co workers are 70% eastern This helped me understand a lot of the east and western culture differences I am now going to buy the hard copy book as its worth reading again and this time underlining the parts that really made a difference for me This book is good for Christian and Non Christian Ravi Zacharias just passed away recently His teaching skills were amazing


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Seeing Jesus from the East: A Fresh Look at History’s Most Influential Figure ➮ [Read] ➪ Seeing Jesus from the East: A Fresh Look at History’s Most Influential Figure By Ravi Zacharias ➺ – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk In the West Jesus is usually seen through one lens, that of Western reasoning and linear thought As the world becomes smaller and people are brought to our door, a broader view of Jesus is needed, one In the West Jesus is from the Kindle Ö usually seen through one lens, that of Western reasoning and linear thought As the world becomes smaller and people are brought to our door, a broader view of Jesus is needed, one that can be grasped by Easterners and can penetrate the hearts and imaginations of postmodern Seeing Jesus Epub / WesternersIn Seeing Jesus from the East, Ravi Zacharias and Abdu Murray capture a revitalized gospel message through an Eastern lens, revealing its power afresh and sharing the truth about Jesus in a compelling and winsome light Incorporating story, honor, vivid imagery, sacrifice, and rewards, Seeing Jesus from the East calls readers, both Eastern Jesus from the PDF ✓ and Westerns alike, to a fresh encounter with the living and restless Jesus.

10 thoughts on “Seeing Jesus from the East: A Fresh Look at History’s Most Influential Figure

  1. Derek Benner Derek Benner says:

    There s a lot to unwrap when it comes to Seeing Jesus from the East It s message is timely and timeless I would highly recommend it to anyone who is interested in the true Gospel story of who Jesus really is Zacharias and Murray, both being of Eastern descent, give a thorough commentary on the truth of Jesus and the cultural context in which He was here Parables take on new meanings for the Western mind Biblical truth is revealed for its original intent It s not an easy read it is compl There s a lot to unwrap when it comes to Seeing Jesus from the East It s message is timely and timeless I would highly recommend it to anyone who is interested in the true Gospel story of who Jesus really is Zacharias and Murray, both being of Eastern descent, give a thorough commentary on the truth of Jesus and the cultural context in which He was here Parables take on new meanings for the Western mind Biblical truth is revealed for its original intent It s not an easy read it is complex and tedious at times You may have to read things over and over, but it will truly make you rethink your thought process Lastly, what a wonderful person we had in Ravi Zacharias Thankful that he is in the presence of Jesus now

  2. Angela Russell Angela Russell says:

    I absolutely loved this book It gave me a new, richer lens with which to see Jesus I appreciated the cultural context the two authors provided as well as their criticism of why we can t view Jesus exclusively through Western eyes We miss the full scope of the gospel if we strip him of his culture A fabulous read and, one I did in a single day Easy to get through, and I ll be thinking about it for a long time to come Both authors have done a series of sermons related to this same subject I absolutely loved this book It gave me a new, richer lens with which to see Jesus I appreciated the cultural context the two authors provided as well as their criticism of why we can t view Jesus exclusively through Western eyes We miss the full scope of the gospel if we strip him of his culture A fabulous read and, one I did in a single day Easy to get through, and I ll be thinking about it for a long time to come Both authors have done a series of sermons related to this same subject which you can listen to on the podcast Let My People Think If you re curious about reading the book, you may want to listen to a couple of those to get a flavor of the major themes

  3. G. Salter G. Salter says:

    While the language is sometimes repetitive like most professional public speakers, the authors have key phrases they like to use over and over to hit the point home, a strategy that isn t really necessary for a book , the content is quite good Murray and Zacharias open readers eyes to concepts that make sense of sections in the Gospels which may have seemed confusing such as Jesus emphasis on storytelling and riddles , as well as subtext that Western readers often miss such as the emphasis While the language is sometimes repetitive like most professional public speakers, the authors have key phrases they like to use over and over to hit the point home, a strategy that isn t really necessary for a book , the content is quite good Murray and Zacharias open readers eyes to concepts that make sense of sections in the Gospels which may have seemed confusing such as Jesus emphasis on storytelling and riddles , as well as subtext that Western readers often miss such as the emphasis on shame and honor Utterly fascinating and highly compelling

  4. Tricia Sean Tricia Sean says:

    This book was an ARC book I really liked it Zacharias is an astute apologist His Christianity come across very even handed and logical Bringing Jesus back to his Eastern origins and the view from a person of that origin paints one of the truest pictures of Jesus something I was thinking of 25 years ago This book is well done, well researched, painted with great stories It follows the model of Jesus in making the ancient relevant in modern time A Jesus for old and new, from the East for This book was an ARC book I really liked it Zacharias is an astute apologist His Christianity come across very even handed and logical Bringing Jesus back to his Eastern origins and the view from a person of that origin paints one of the truest pictures of Jesus something I was thinking of 25 years ago This book is well done, well researched, painted with great stories It follows the model of Jesus in making the ancient relevant in modern time A Jesus for old and new, from the East for the West, who is here for man or woman, any race, any nation, for the believer and the non believer

  5. Josh Olds Josh Olds says:

    I owe a lot to Ravi Zacharias It was his books Jesus Among Other Gods, first and foremost that kindled an interest in apologetics that continue to this day As a teenager, I spent hours on a lawnmower with a headset plugged into a cheap mp3 player filled with his podcast radio programs Just Thinking and Let My People Think Ravi taught me how to be a Christian, and intellectual, and a Christian intellectual Seeing Jesus from the East barring any posthumous collections will be his final book.It I owe a lot to Ravi Zacharias It was his books Jesus Among Other Gods, first and foremost that kindled an interest in apologetics that continue to this day As a teenager, I spent hours on a lawnmower with a headset plugged into a cheap mp3 player filled with his podcast radio programs Just Thinking and Let My People Think Ravi taught me how to be a Christian, and intellectual, and a Christian intellectual Seeing Jesus from the East barring any posthumous collections will be his final book.It is only fitting that Seeing Jesus from the East, coauthored with RZIM VP Abdu Murray, is Zacharias s final work He had long resisted writing such a book, believing Kenneth Bailey s Jesus Through Middle Eastern Eyes to be all that was needed on the topic It was his prot g and friend, Nabeel Qureshi, who finally convinced Ravi to write this book.Ravi was right, in a way Bailey s work still stands as the most comprehensive volume on the topic Seeing Jesus from the East tackles some of the same cultural issues and portions of Scripture that Zacharias and Murray cover, but with a slightly different frame of reference, really focusing on the philosophical mindset that undergirds Eastern thinking and tradition.Unfortunately, soon after work on the book began, Qureshi was given a terminal cancer diagnosis and could not complete the manuscript Abdu Murray was brought in as coauthor, and though Murray s voice is rich and informative throughout, I m sure he would be the first to tell you that this was Nabeel s book to be written.Seeing Jesus from the East is divided into nine chapters five from Ravi and four from Abdu I ve resisted the urge to offer a summary and reflection on each chapter I found myself writing so much that there was no need for me to repeat second hand what you could get first hand from the book Each chapter is rich, meaningful, and full of insight often hidden to a Western mind.At the heart of the book is the belief that Jesus and his teachings bring a synthesis to the Western and Eastern minds The Eastern mind has an affinity for story the Western mind an affinity for truth The Western mind may see an Easterner s defense of belief to be anecdotal The Eastern mind may see a Westerner s defense of belief as dispassionate and disconnected But in Christ, we have a grand story that invites tests for truth From the preface Jesus is never simply Eastern or Western, though, but the Savior of the whole world Children hover around him, yet teachers of the law are spellbound in his presence His reasoning is global his stories local his visitation is transcendent his message is personal and his implications are eternal.Under the foundation of Gospel as story, Ravi and Abdu begin to fill us in on the plot twists and character development modern Western readers might have missed Murray, in particular, talks about the honor shame culture inherent in the East and how it serves as a driving force in every Easterner s decision particularly religious decisions He also offers an outstanding chapter on the parables of Jesus and how our perspective of them changes through an Eastern lens Ravi regales with stories, poetry, and pathos, all serving to flesh out the truth claims he s making about the Gospel What I love in his style is that he can tie culture and Christ together so well to show that there is a unique longing for what Christ brings, whether secular or religious, Western or Eastern.There s nothing in Seeing Jesus from the East that will vastly change your thinking if you are, like me, already an evangelical Christian But it will take you deeper The Western mind needs knocked out of its Europeanized notions of Christianity The modern Eastern mind needs to understand how Christianity is uniquely tied to their background and culture.Too often, Christianity is understood as the white man s faith both by Westerners and Easterners alike To the Easterner, particularly those from a Muslim background, Christianity is distinctly Western and American and therefore other To the Westerner, particularly those from an American evangelical background, Christianity is distinctly Western and American and therefore mine Seeing Jesus from the East seeks to show the flaws in both of those statements, calling the West and the East, the Christian and the non Christian, to a greater understand of who Jesus was and is

  6. Faye Faye says:

    I started reading this before the passing of the beloved author and evangelist, Ravi Zacharias, and how fitting that it is one of his most personal and my favorite Originally planned to be co written with the late Nabeel Qureshi, in this book Mr Zacharias enlists the perspective of fellow author Abdu Murray as they share personal testimonies, and illustrate the difference that understanding the Gospel from within the original Eastern context giving greater understanding and context to the Gosp I started reading this before the passing of the beloved author and evangelist, Ravi Zacharias, and how fitting that it is one of his most personal and my favorite Originally planned to be co written with the late Nabeel Qureshi, in this book Mr Zacharias enlists the perspective of fellow author Abdu Murray as they share personal testimonies, and illustrate the difference that understanding the Gospel from within the original Eastern context giving greater understanding and context to the Gospel I loved how Zacharias and Murray show the transcendent power of the Gospel that speaks to both Eastern and Western hearts, in our search for significance and meaning This book builds a fantastic case for reading the Scriptures in the context of an Eastern honor shame culture, as this was the audience to which Jesus preached This book uncovers many passages with an added depth when viewed through an Eastern lense that I will never view in the same way again I can t recommend this book enough, it does a great way of compellingly revealing the significance of an Eastern interpretation, as well as how Jesus s teachings that were radical to the Eastern ear were foundations of our Western culture Well balanced and accessible, this book is an excellent read, bringing out the nuances of the culture our faith is rooted in One of the stand out reads from this year, highly recommend I received a complimentary copy of this book Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own

  7. Carol Ghattas Carol Ghattas says:

    Being married to an Egyptian American man for twenty five years taught this Tennessee girl a lot about seeing Jesus from Eastern eyes, but Ravi Zacharias and Abdu Murray put it on paper This opening quote in the introduction says a lot about this Jesus, who is Savior of the whole world His reasoning is global his stories are local his visitation is transcendent his message is personal and his implications are eternal In a world so easily divided, Seeing Jesus from the East helps us all Being married to an Egyptian American man for twenty five years taught this Tennessee girl a lot about seeing Jesus from Eastern eyes, but Ravi Zacharias and Abdu Murray put it on paper This opening quote in the introduction says a lot about this Jesus, who is Savior of the whole world His reasoning is global his stories are local his visitation is transcendent his message is personal and his implications are eternal In a world so easily divided, Seeing Jesus from the East helps us all Eastern and Western, believer and skeptic to revisit this One who came to his own, but his own received him not This is the Jesus who transforms worldviews and misconceptions, and these two apologists and authors present him in all his complexity and power There is so much to say about this book, but I m especially drawn to Abdu Murray s chapter on Parables As people around us yell for yes or no answers, Jesus spoke truth through story and reached the depth of hurting hearts.A great read and resource for readers from both East and Western cultures

  8. Dusty Ginsbach Dusty Ginsbach says:

    The book is a timely and thought provoking piece that resists the origin of Christianity as an obscure Middle Eastern religion that overtook the Western works even before the rise of Islam To all peoples, Zacharias and Murray relate the teachings of Jesus through the different mindset of Easterners, where family honor and disgrace control society to a much greater extent than Western individualism Viewing through this lens had the added benefit to Westerners to readdress their understanding of The book is a timely and thought provoking piece that resists the origin of Christianity as an obscure Middle Eastern religion that overtook the Western works even before the rise of Islam To all peoples, Zacharias and Murray relate the teachings of Jesus through the different mindset of Easterners, where family honor and disgrace control society to a much greater extent than Western individualism Viewing through this lens had the added benefit to Westerners to readdress their understanding of Christ and examine the greater truths of his statements, when idioms and parables carry greater weight than the plain meaning of words

  9. Tim Murphy Tim Murphy says:

    An excellent look at Jesus who came from a Middle Eastern culture but whose life and message really lies at the foundation of western culture The authors present Him as the one with a message that fits both cultures and is best understood when realizing that Abdu Murray s description of the difficulty of coming to God through Jesus out of an honor and shame culture and how doing so can conquer shame and bring ultimate honor was quite helpful to someone immersed in western culture and thinkin An excellent look at Jesus who came from a Middle Eastern culture but whose life and message really lies at the foundation of western culture The authors present Him as the one with a message that fits both cultures and is best understood when realizing that Abdu Murray s description of the difficulty of coming to God through Jesus out of an honor and shame culture and how doing so can conquer shame and bring ultimate honor was quite helpful to someone immersed in western culture and thinking An excellent, short read

  10. Tom Carter Tom Carter says:

    One of the best Christian Apologetics I have ever read Ravi shows the stories from both the Eastern and Western perspectives My co workers are 70% eastern This helped me understand a lot of the east and western culture differences I am now going to buy the hard copy book as its worth reading again and this time underlining the parts that really made a difference for me This book is good for Christian and Non Christian Ravi Zacharias just passed away recently His teaching skills were amazi One of the best Christian Apologetics I have ever read Ravi shows the stories from both the Eastern and Western perspectives My co workers are 70% eastern This helped me understand a lot of the east and western culture differences I am now going to buy the hard copy book as its worth reading again and this time underlining the parts that really made a difference for me This book is good for Christian and Non Christian Ravi Zacharias just passed away recently His teaching skills were amazing

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