10 surprising truths about Jesus.

10 surprising truths about Jesus. August 20, 2016

Heinrich Hofmann, via Wikimedia Commons
Christ at 33 by Heinrich Hofmann, 1890, via Wikimedia Commons

About once a year, I’ll pick up a book about Jesus in search of fresh insights on the man and his mission. My personal preference is that these books not be tied to any specific dogma or religion, but that they explore the many mysteries and myths that surround Jesus and his life. And I found just such a book in Jesus, the Human Face of God by scholar Jay Parini.

The author identifies himself as a Christian and a regular churchgoer, but he is decidedly a man who looks beyond the Bible for answers. He has done his homework and uses Gnostic and historical texts to look at the misconceptions about Jesus, as well as uncover hidden truths. On the following pages are 10, some of which I knew but that continue to fascinate me, as well as a few others that surprised me.

Just hit the CONTINUE tab below to get started.

"What Jesus said: Matthew 17:20 For truly, I say to you, if you have faith ..."

What Jesus Said: The Teachings Time ..."
"I think you're making this more complicated than it needs to be. "Secret teachings." Ooh ..."

The Secret Teachings of Jesus Revealed
""Did Jesus really raise Lazarus from the dead? Maybe, maybe not."Huh?From the online article "Jesus ..."

10 Surprising Truths about Jesus (You ..."
"Stephen, you have hit some very sound questions about Mr. Rapsas's short piece. I would ..."

10 Surprising Truths about Jesus (You ..."

Browse Our Archives

Close Ad