TAKE A JOURNEY into the everyday life of Jesus and the world he knew.

Through the vivid writing of a seminary-educated journalist who has walked where Jesus walked, you’ll join Jesus on the rolling hillsides, the baked-dirt Judean desert, and the rock streets of Jerusalem.

  • Experience the hard realities of life in a once-proud nation now occupied by foreign troops.
  • Hear angry exchanges between Jewish leaders of clashing movements, jostling for position and power.
  • Meet surprising saints—like a Roman soldier and a Samaritan “half-breed”—as well as sinners in the top ranks of religion, including high priests and Bible experts on the Jewish supreme court.
  • Learn about ancient Jewish customs, from birth to burial.

Be prepared for astonishing insights into the life and teachings of Jesus. You’ll discover new and important meanings you never considered before.

This book is an updated, text-only edition of Steve’s previous, illustrated book: The Jesus of the Bible.

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Very accessible to the average person, yet still engaging for someone with a lot of biblical knowledge....[Miller] translates the Bible into English. Everyday English, that is. The kind that non-Christians speak.

Annabelle Robertson

Miller takes the reader on a romp through life in Jesus’ time. . . Although it is clear that Miller is writing as a Christian . . . he writes in a non-proselytizing, journalistic tone that makes it quite readable for non-Christians as well. He also doesn’t avoid issues that may make many Christians uncomfortable. Whether you believe the Bible is the word of God or just a fascinating piece of ancient literature, this book will engage you.

Wendy Woudstra

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Book Details

Understanding Jesus
  • Retail price  $9.99
  • Paperback  304 pages
  • Publisher  Barbour (February 2013)
  • Language  English
  • ISBN-10  1616269146
  • ISBN-13  978-1616269142
  • Product Dimensions  7.3 x 9.5 inches