The Bible Jesus Read

The Bible Jesus Read Philip Yancey has a way of confronting our most cherished but misguided notions about faith In The Bible Jesus Read he challenges the perception that the New Testament is all that matters and the Old

Philip Yancey has a way of confronting our most cherished but misguided notions about faith In The Bible Jesus Read, he challenges the perception that the New Testament is all that matters and the Old Testament isn t worth taking the time to read and understand Yancey admits that, like many Christians, he usually avoided the Old Testament After all, why bother with writPhilip Yancey has a way of confronting our most cherished but misguided notions about faith In The Bible Jesus Read, he challenges the perception that the New Testament is all that matters and the Old Testament isn t worth taking the time to read and understand Yancey admits that, like many Christians, he usually avoided the Old Testament After all, why bother with writings that can be so baffling, boring, even offensive to the modern mind But a surprising discovery awaited Yancey when he began to explore how the Old Testament related to his life today Those seemingly irrelevant Hebrew Scriptures took on a startling immediacy, portraying a passionate relationship between God and people against the broad backdrop of human experience Like nothing else, the Old Testament depicts the cries, the complaints, the deep, insistent questionings of the heart, the stuff of life we all must contend with With his candid, signature style, Yancey interacts with the Old Testament from the perspective of his own deeply personal journey From Moses, the amazing prince of Egypt, to the psalmists turbulent emotions and the prophets oddball rantings, Yancey paints a picture of Israel s God and ours that fills in the blanks of a solely New Testament vision of the Almighty Probing some carefully selected Old Testament books Job, Deuteronomy, Psalms, Ecclesiastes, and the Prophets Yancey reveals how the Old Testament deals in asto

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  1. A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Philip Yancey earned graduate degrees in Communications and English from Wheaton College Graduate School and the University of Chicago He joined the staff of Campus Life Magazine in 1971, and worked there as Editor and then Publisher He looks on those years with gratitude, because teenagers are demanding readers, and writing for them taught him a lasting principle The reader is in control In 1978 Philip Yancey became a full time writer, initially working as a journalist for such varied publications as Reader s Digest, Publisher s Weekly, National Wildlife, Christian Century and The Reformed Journal For many years he wrote a monthly column for Christianity Today magazine, which he still serves as Editor at Large.His twenty books include Where Is God When It Hurts, The Student Bible, and Disappointment with God These books have won thirteen Gold Medallion Awards from the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association and have sold than fifteen million copies Fearfully and Wonderfully Made, In His Image, and The Gift of Pain were co authored with Dr Paul Brand Christian bookstore managers selected The Jesus I Never Knew as the 1996 Book of the Year, and What s So Amazing About Grace won the same award in 1998 His most recent books are Prayer Does It Make Any Difference , A Skeptic s Guide to Faith, Reaching for the Invisible God, and Soul Survivor In 2009 a daily reader compiled from all his books was published Grace Notes.The Yanceys lived in downtown Chicago for many years before moving to a very different environment in Colorado They enjoy hiking, wildlife, and all the other delights of the Rocky Mountains.Visit Philip online at philipyancey.

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  1. If you are one of those deprived Christians whose exposure to the Old Testament is severely limited, then this book is a must read Likewise if all of your OT knowledge involves an angry God looking for reasons to blast people or damn them for eternity If, however, you grew up getting a healthy dose of Old Testament accompanied by interpretation that realized that God So Loved the World even back before Jesus, then well, Yancey writes well.Yancey s book is readable and even entertaining His insig [...]


  2. Once in a while, I need to be reminded of things Reminded that its time to do the taxes Reminded that the oven is turned on Reminded that I promised to take out the trash You get the idea This book is a reminder of the significance and relevance of Old Testament.The first chapter is entitled Is the OT worth the effort A question I have related to, particular while slogging my way through sections of some of the histories The OT is simply packed with information, and in many ways the stories seem [...]


  3. This book s title is a bit of a tease, but it s not necessarily a bad thing Those who are interested in the complex relationship of early Christianity and Second Temple Judaism 1 will know that the Bible Jesus read was the Hebrew Tanakh However, this book is far about the author s thoughts on the Old Testament than about the relationship between the early Church and the Hebrew scriptures Fortunately for the reader, the author s thoughts on the Old Testament are generally very thoughtful and he h [...]



  4. This book is an interesting meditation on the Old Testament and it is a meditation, not a commentary or a scholarly analysis Though I don t always agree with Yancey s conclusions, he tends to have an interesting way of stating long familiar concepts One of the most interesting parts of the book are his arguments for why we should read the OT He argues that the OT is 1 Necessary to understanding the modern world 2 Necessary to understanding the New Testment 3 Necessary for apologetics 4 Necessary [...]


  5. defies a Christian as a person who adheres to Christianity, a monotheistic religion centered on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ as presented in the New Testament and interpreted by Christians to have been prophesied in the Hebrew Bible Old Testament.I admit my self as a follower of Jesus Christ, but refused to be called as a Christian since people mostly placed Christianity just a religion and sometimes put Christ Himself out of the concept and context.A friend of mine lent me this book H [...]


  6. This book draws you in The title isn t discussed in the context of this being the Bible Jesus read and how He read it, but rather that this was the Bible that was available at the time of Jesus We often neglect the Old Testament today to our own detriment The title piqued my interest since I had never really thought about it like that this being the Bible actually available for Jesus to read The Old Testament But this book is presented as maybe a different way of viewing the Old Testament I don [...]


  7. This was a thought provoking book Philip Yancey does a good job encouraging readers who have never entered the conversation with the Hebrew Bible Old Testament Hebrew Scripture to not dread the hard books of the Bible.Yancey paints a picture of the humanity of the Torah, Writings, and Prophets and how those topics discussed in antiquity are not simply history but poignantly relevant in modern times.I encourage anyone with an interest in the entirety of the Bible who has misgivings of the Old Tes [...]


  8. Yes yes, Philip Yancey is one of the first Christian authors I did not cringe while reading his books Why Because he didn t try to persuade me or something, he just exposed his faith and beliefs through stories, or things that have happened to him And it made me think and reevaluate my perspective This book provides a better understanding of Old Testament and its relation with New Testament.


  9. My favorite Philip Yancey book He really brings the Old Testament to life for me I enjoy having his insight, it sn not a Bible study on the Old Testament My favorite chapter is the one on Job s life, helping me to grasp what to do with suffering in the world.


  10. This is my first Philip Yancey book but I certainly don t plan for it to be my last He makes the Old Testament The bible Jesus read come alive And I think I can actually enjoy and apply books like Deuteronomy, Job and Ecclesiastes.


  11. The Bible Jesus Read by Philip Yancey clarifies some things that I didn t even know needed clarifying for me God s teaching me a lot about the Old Testament and Himself through it.A MUST READ.




  12. Provides excellent insight into the relevance of the Old Testament writings especially Job, Ecclesiastes, and Proverbs.


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  14. This was a book I read as part of my school work this year, and again D I was very pleasantly surprised by it Yancy takes the reader on a journey as he delves into the Old Testament shedding light on the Bible that Jesus would ve read The Old Testament is the prequel to the story of Jesus, but so often Christians are put off by the sheer size of it, the dense prophecies, or the depressing stories But Yancy takes the Old Testament and shines a light on the beauty hidden behind those initial barri [...]


  15. Jag har l st igenom hela Gamla testamentet en g ng D jag l ste det fr mst av plikt, blev min uppfattning att det r sv rbegripligt och inte s n dv ndigt Philip Yancey ber ttar att han hade en liknande bild av Gamla testamentet r det ens n gon id att l sa det och f rs ka f rst , undrade han N r han v l tvingades att l sa det blev han dock mer och mer f rtjust, och idag lskar han det Orsaken till denna kov ndning var att han ins g att det l r om livet med Gud Inte om hur det b r fungera utan om hur [...]


  16. Harvey s Yes Philip Yancey always bares his doubts as he explores profound answers to life questions I love the way he presents truth without trying to arrive at grand cliches But he brings us to heartfelt answers as he finds them, and where he finds them He never fails to help me see old questions from a new perspective He is never smug He is almost always humble and self deprecating I m this book he makes the Old Testament come alive I would recommend this book to any believer who has struggle [...]


  17. My hardbound copy of this book is full of notations Philip Yancey challenges and comforts me with his writings As a believer in Christ this examination of the Old Testament writings confirms my HOPE in a God involved in my life.My hardbound copy of this book is full of notations Philip Yancey challenges and comforts me with his writings As a believer in Christ this examination of the Old Testament confirms my HOPE in a God involved in my life.


  18. I really wanted to like this , having been so intrigued by the concept of thinking about what Jesus would have read as a first century Jew However it s just a look at the Old Testament, potentially a great read for someone who is confused about the role the OT has in salvation story but for me I ve had loads of great teaching on the OT so didn t need told how great it was.


  19. Yancey is always excellent I love his ability to bring Jesus to life off of the page He does that again with this book This book covers the Old Testament and what it reveals to us about God as well as the original authors and what we can gain from these sections of the Bible.


  20. Fresh look at the Old TestamentChauncey does a masterful job of examining the Old Testament from a new perspective Answering some of the difficult questions people of faith grapple with in their own lives and that others lives that they encounter.


  21. My rating isn t because this is a bad book It was just different than I expected I had hoped it would have about how Jesus and his disciples looked at and used the O.T Instead it is of an Old Testament survey.


  22. A great read ad the old testament books along with each chapter.Mr.Harvey is a wonderful writer and liver of God He does a good job of explaining some the Old Testament books He ends with what is most important Jesus the Christ.


  23. This really gave me a new love for the Old Testament One of the most easy to read almost commentary books I ve read on the Bible.



  24. For some reason, this was the Yancey book that impacted me the most and has stuck with me the longest I love his intellect and his vulnerability.



  25. Yancy is a very good writer that gives you a different way to look at issues This was a very good look for me into the Old Testament, especially into some of the books that I don t read or study as much as they seem the hardest to get into or understand Yancy presents things in an easy to understand but informative read.


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