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His Life and Teachings in Historical Order
Notes and Commentary by Jonathan Ziman
Publisher:Baker Books imprint of Baker Pub. from Lion
Published:23 March 2012
Godís Word is a new American (but donít let that put you off!) translation of the Gospels that has been used to produce this new volume, in which all four Gospels have been amalgamated in the chronological order of their events. Godís Word is a translation from the Hebrew and Greek, not a paraphrase. It reads well and would be a good introduction to the Gospels for any new reader. Simply Jesus is divided into twenty-eight short sections of Bible text to which Jonathan Ziman has added very useful but brief background notes. In his Foreword Woodrow Kroll provides an introduction to the uniqueness of Jesus. Also included as appendices are a timeline of Jesusí life and ministry, lists of Jesusí promises and parables, and his radical ideas and teaching (all with appropriate Biblical references). There is also a list of all those who encountered Jesus in the Gospel records, together with Biblical references.
All in all this is a most useful book Ė I wish it had been around in my younger years, or I was at theological college! It would be an excellent gift for a new Christian or to anyone enquiring about the Christian Faith. In fact, it ought to be on everyoneís bookshelf! I cannot commend it too highly.
Reviewer: Graham Wise (21/07/12)