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.
He’s the most important person in human history—and Understanding Jesus: A Guide to His Life and Times makes His teaching and impact clearer than ever. More than any other Bible character, Jesus is the person both Christians and non-Christians admire and want to better understand. From Stephen M. Miller, author of the bestselling Who’s Who and Where’s Where in the Bible, this black-and-white paperback reference details the life of Christ, His teachings, and the faith He introduced to the world. You’ll love Miller’s casual, easy-to-read journalistic style, as he sets the story in the Roman world where Jesus lived, adding new insights from archaeology and ancient history. Fascinating sidebars and a complete topical index round out this important book.