Is there some surprising insights about Jesus' humanity that Christians have missed all these years? That's the premise of Reardon's book.
You'll go through eleven chapters that pass through the life of Jesus as told throughout the Gospels and Paul. Reardon attempts to portray the Jesus told in the many narratives we find in the Bible.
This may be a decent book for someone who is just beginning his/her research into the historical context of Jesus and his culture. However, I have been reading books on the Jewish Rabbi Jesus for many years and all of the information found in this book have been written about many times over.
I did not find the truth to be surprising at all and I felt that the Jesus portrayed has not been missed.
This does not speak ill against Reardon's writing or information. The book is very well written. I guess it's just really hard to build interest in Jesus without trying to "surprise" people.
Nothing surprising to be found in this book. Unless you've never considered the historical context of Jesus, you will not have missed this Jesus.
This book was provided for review, at no cost, by Thomas Nelson Publishing.