Jesus on TrialISBN: 9781596381544
Trials are compelling. Justice in the hands of ordinary citizens-prosecutors, defendants, and witnesses trading rousing testimony and arguments.
Yet the most spell-binding legal drama of all time-the sensational trials of Christ before the Jews and Romans-is so familiar that we miss the suspense and drama. In Jesus on Trial, two gifted pastors provide crucial details about the law in Jesus' time and how it compares to our own legal system, giving careful attention to each stage of the judicial process Jesus endured. As you hear the evidence and weigh the testimony against him, you too will find yourself drawn into the role of a juror.
You'll gain a deeper understanding of Jesus and what it meant for him to claim that he was "Christ, the Son of the Blessed One." As you are riveted by the "hows" and "whys" of the jury findings, you'll gain a new perspective on how and why Christ died for you.
Philip Graham Ryken is president of Wheaton College. He is Bible teacher for the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals, speaking nationally on the radio program Every Last Word. Dr. Ryken was educated at Wheaton College, Westminster Theological Seminary, and the University of Oxford, where he received his doctorate in historical theology. He and his wife, Lisa, have five children.
James Montgomery Boice (BA, Harvard; BD, Princeton; ThD, University of Basel) was the pastor of historic Tenth Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Although he died in 2000, he can still be heard today on the radio ministry The Bible Study Hour.
"Read this book. Give it to your pastors and staff and encourage them to send a strong message to the men and women in their congregation: Abuse…will be taken seriously by the church." - Elyse M. Fitzpatrick "Specific, tender, concrete, compassionate, bold, understanding, wise, and dyed with the gorgeous gospel of grace that is ours in Christ Jesus. I love this book! It unpacks the experience of the victim without ever felling coldly analytical. It gives you important things to consider and clear steps to take without ever pushing you. Read it and you'll feel loved, understood, and helped, but best of all you'll rest in the love of Jesus more than you have before." - Paul Tripp
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