Lois Tverberg
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Lois Tverberg

Lois Tverberg has been speaking and writing about the Jewish background of Christianity for the past twenty years. Her passion is to translate the Bible's ancient setting into fresh insights that deepen and strengthen Christian faith.

Lois grew up with plenty of Sunday school knowledge, but it wasn't until after she had earned a PhD in biology and was teaching as a college professor that her fascination for biblical study was ignited by a seminar at her church. She has since studied several times in Israel, taking courses in biblical Hebrew, Koine Greek, and in the physical and cultural context of the Bible.

In 2009 Lois partnered with Ann Spangler to write the bestselling Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus (Zondervan). Together they explored his first-century world of rabbis and disciples, festivals, prayers and the Torah, and discovered how restoring Jesus to his Jewish reality sheds light on his life and ministry.

Later Lois followed up with Walking in the Dust of Rabbi Jesus (Zondervan, 2012), where she challenged her audience to follow their Rabbi more closely by hearing his teachings in light of Jewish thought.

Her next book will be released in 2018: Reading the Bible with Rabbi Jesus (Baker). By showing how the Bible communicated ideas within a Middle Eastern, Jewish cultural context, it will equip its audience to read the Scriptures more like first-century disciples and give them tools to explore it more deeply.

Lois brings to her writing a surprising set of tools from her training as a scientist. She received her BA in physics at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, and her PhD in Molecular Physiology from the University of Iowa. She has published several scientific papers and holds a patent from her PhD research. For several years she taught biology at Hope College in Holland, Michigan.

In 2001 she cofounded the En-Gedi Resource Center (EnGediResourceCenter.com), an educational ministry with a goal of deepening Christian understanding of the Bible in its context. There she published her first book, Listening to the Language of the Bible (En-Gedi Resource Center, 2004), a devotional guide to Hebrew words and ideas.

Lois currently writes from her home in Holland, Michigan. Along with writing, she speaks at churches, conferences, and retreats. Her current news and articles are available on her website, Our Rabbi Jesus: His Jewish Life and Teaching, at OurRabbiJesus.com.

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Best Sellers

    • Reading the Bible with Rabbi Jesus

    • How a Jewish Perspective Can Transform Your Understanding
    • By: Lois Tverberg
    • Narrated by: Pam Ward
    • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    Lois Tverberg knows the treasures that await listeners willing to learn how to see the Bible through Jewish eyes. By helping them understand the Bible as Jesus and his first-century listeners would have, she bridges the gaps of time and culture....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very informative.

    • By OSU Cowboy on 07-13-18

    Regular price: $22.74

    • Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus

    • How the Jewishness of Jesus Can Transform Your Faith
    • By: Ann Spangler, Lois Tverberg
    • Narrated by: Laural Merlington
    • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 178
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 147
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 145

    Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus takes readers on a fascinating journey, helping them discover how learning about the Jewish world of Jesus can enrich their own faith....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I Loved 60% of This Book

    • By Tyler McConnell on 06-13-11

    Regular price: $25.09

    • Walking in the Dust of Rabbi Jesus

    • How the Jewish Words of Jesus Can Change Your Life
    • By: Lois Tverberg
    • Narrated by: Pam Ward
    • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 155
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 134
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 132

    In this unabridged audio download of Walking in the Dust of Rabbi Jesus, Lois Tverberg challenges readers to follow their Rabbi more closely by re-examining his words in the light of their Jewish context....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Insight on 1st Century Rabbinical Practice

    • By David H on 04-21-12

    Regular price: $25.09

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