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Jesus Behaving Badly

Jesus Behaving Badly

The Puzzling Paradoxes of the Man from Galilee

by Mark L. Strauss

"A clear and compelling portrait of Jesus in his own terms and historical context." —Lynn H. Cohick, Wheaton College

About the Book and Author

About the Book and Author

The Jesus everybody likes is not the Jesus found in the Gospels.

Read an Excerpt From

Read an Excerpt From "Jesus Behaving Badly"

"Most surprising of all, Jesus counted women among his disciples, something unheard of for Jewish rabbis of his day." ~from the book

Praise for

Praise for "Jesus Behaving Badly"

"A wonderful account of Jesus, full of wit and wisdom." —Michael F. Bird, lecturer in theology at Ridley College, Melbourne, Australia

10 Ways Jesus Was Politically Incorrect

10 Ways Jesus Was Politically Incorrect

Jesus said and did some remarkably controversial and provocative things—things that would no doubt have modern-day pundits going nuts. Here's a top-10 list of Jesus' politically incorrect words and actions.

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Book Roundtable: Continue the Conversation with our Bloggers

Were Jesus and Mary Magdalene a Couple?

Were Jesus and Mary Magdalene a Couple?

Tom Rapsas

If Jesus showed flashes of anger or spite, he may also have experienced lust and romantic love.

Jesus' Paradoxes and God’s Vastness

Jesus' Paradoxes and God’s Vastness

Reed Metcalf

Jesus is bigger than our boxes, explanations, and modern presuppositions. If he wasn't, he probably wouldn't be God.

Mark Strauss'

Mark Strauss' "Bad, Bad Jesus"

Kyle Roberts

Strauss resists the temptation to harmonize or resolve the paradoxes he sets up, letting the reader wrestle with this "new" and challenging Jesus.

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