Good books to read: The Challenge of Jesus

The Challenge of Jesus: Rediscovering who Jesus was and is

In this fascinating book, theologian N.T. Wright explores how the words and deeds of Jesus would have appeared to his contemporaries.  Wright shows how Jesus claimed for himself roles reserved for Torah (the law) and Temple, with actions such as reinterpreting the law and forgiving the sins of others.  The astounding countercultural life of Jesus is revealed and a new window on the life and times of Jesus is opened.  This book is a “must read” for everyone interested in understanding who Jesus was and is.

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