John Shelby Spong was the Episcopal (Anglican) bishop of Newark for twenty-four years. Since then he has taught at Harvard, Drew, the University of the Pacific, and the Berkeley Graduate Theological Union. Selling over a million copies, his books include The Sins of Scripture, Eternal Life: A New Vision, Jesus for the Non-Religious, Why Christianity Must Change or Die, and his autobiography, Here I Stand. His weekly online column reaches thousands of subscribers all over the world. He lives with his wife, Christine, in Morris Plains, New Jersey.--This text refers to the Paperback edition.
At last, a credible biography of Jesus of Nazareth, written by a true Christian scholar who knows both Testaments in depth. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Raymond
I enjoyed those parts of the book that contain valuable insights into the origins of the Jesus story as told in the New Testament. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Dmitry Usenco
finished Jesus for the Non-Religious by John Shelby Spong. I strongly recommend this to all fellow Godbotherers and anyone else curious to know why this 1st century man continues... Read morePublished on 20 May 2013 by Peter Rodgers
This is such a challenging book! It really gives you something to chew on! Not for the feint-hearted, Bishop Spong seems to tear down almost everything that you thought was true. Read morePublished on 14 Jan. 2013 by S. Harrington
Spong reads the gospels, not looking for facts, but for signs of how the story tellers were changed. Read morePublished on 24 Dec. 2008 by Brian Griffith