Imagine what it would be like if you had the opportunity to sit down with Jesus and ask him about his life. What fresh insights would you glean as he reveals the intimate details of his personal life?
In The Jesus Diaries, Jesus himself shares his perspective on the events, which made him world-famous in an easy conversational style.
He anchors his life in the politically tense, yet exciting days of the first century.
He explains the amazing events that led up to his birth, and the intrigue that follows him throughout his life.
He gives us insights into the deep meaning of his words and illustrates how his teachings are firmly rooted in the Hebrew Old Testament.
He walks us through the moving events of his life as seen through his eyes.
He introduces us to people in desperate need, whose lives are miraculously changed forever, leaving us breathlessly expectant to see what will happen next.
The Jesus Diaries is based directly on the four Gospels in the New Testament. Like a detective, Helen Hunter exercises her theological training and her background as a translator to meticulously piece together the events of Jesus' life, and to answer so many of the questions left unanswered in the Gospels.
A unique feature is Jesus' own account of hundreds of Old Testament prophecies that are linked to his life and teachings. This, together with the rich historical and geographical descriptions, give you the feeling that you are right there in his world, experiencing it all with him.
The Jesus Diaries is ideally suited to introduce adults and young people to the real Jesus in language they can understand. Because of its accuracy and rock-solid scriptural foundation, the book can be used with confidence in schools, churches, and colleges, as well as to introduce people of all cultural backgrounds to the founder of Christianity.
I tried read the Gospels and discovered why people "study" the bible. It is not an easy read. Having heard this audiobook version, I got better understanding of his life and reading the Gospel is much easier. Understanding the big picture makes easier to understand the details.