Who is Jesus Christ in each of the four canonical Gospels? This introductory guide helps readers understand why we have four Gospels and what each teaches about the nature and ministry of Jesus Christ.
An introductory guide to the four Gospels, showing how each differs in what it emphasizes about the nature and ministry of Jesus Christ.
If asked how Matthew’s Gospel differs from Luke’s, or what aspects of Jesus’ personhood and ministry the Gospel of Mark focuses on compared to those of John, how would you answer? In Discovering Jesus, T. D. Alexander sets out to help readers understand how each Gospel account is uniquely written and why all four are important for having a rich picture of the person of Jesus Christ.
Alexander guides readers to see how the Gospels display Jesus as the Son of David who establishes the kingdom of God, the Son of God who suffers to ransom others, the Savior of the world who seeks the lost, and the Lamb of God who brings eternal life through a new exodus. Each chapter ends with discussion questions for individual or group study.
T. D. ALEXANDER is senior lecturer in biblical studies and director of postgraduate studies at Union Theological College in Belfast. He is author of From Paradise to the Promised Land and editor of the New Dictionary of Biblical Theology.
“Appreciating the gospels is not easy, especially given all the views that are out there about what the gospels do with Jesus. Here is a solid introduction to the key themes of these central books about Jesus. Accessible and clear, Discovering Jesus will get you well oriented and open up a lifetime of reflection about Jesus.”
—Darrell L. Bock, Research Professor of NT Studies, Dallas Theological Seminary
“Desmond Alexander has produced a concise, readable introduction to the distinctives of each of the four New Testament Gospels and the process of their composition. Written clearly and simply, will helpful charts and diagrams, this small book reflects what a broad cross-section of evangelical New Testament scholars today believe. I recommend it warmly.”
—Craig L. Blomberg, Distinguished Professor of New Testament, Denver Seminary
“Discovering Jesus has been an invaluable tool for our congregation. We used the charts and outlines for our Gospels class last summer. Discovering Jesus helped our people understand each gospel in a clear and systematic way.”
—Pablo Monroy, Spiritual Growth and Young Married Pastor, River Pointe Church, Richmond, Texas
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