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  • ISBN-13: 9780781411813
  • Publisher: David C. Cook
  • Release Date: Apr 20, 2014
  • Pages: 298 pages
  • Dimensions: 0.67 x 8.50 x 5.51 inches


We know all the elements of the most famous murder of all time except one: the motive. One Sunday morning in Jerusalem Jesus's admirers choke the streets celebrating his arrival, and five days later they are in a frenzy crying out for his blood. This book addresses this inexplicable reversal and faces the question: if the current image of Jesus is accurate, if he was a model of tolerance and inclusivity; an other-worldly Savior; a Jewish revolutionary intent on defending the poor against the powerful, how do we explain this mass defection? What is it about Jesus that made His family think Him insane, His followers want to arrest Him and His friends and neighbors attempt to kill Him? And why, after 2,000 years, does His name still provoke such controversy and hostility? Perhaps there is something about this man that we do not know.

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