I enjoyed the previous work by Tverberg, Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus. It simply made sense that I would enjoy this next book.
What pulls this book out from the other "Jesus in his original context" books is the fact that Tverberg zooms into a select few topics instead of trying to cover as many general ideas that the other books try to do.
Instead of overwhelming the reader with surface explanation, you'll dig deep into the words of Jesus and how they reverberate within his Jewish context.
This "new" understanding of the words in Scripture add so much depth that you'll begin to see most of Scripture in this new light...which really isn't new at all. This book just helps us take off our western-tinted glasses and view Jesus as a Jew and not a blue-eyed American.
Even though everyone and their aunt is writing a "Jesus in his context" book. This one stands above the crowd. Pick it up and enjoy!
This book was provided for review, at no cost, by Zondervan Publishing.