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on 10 April 2012
I found 'Walking in the Dust of Rabbi Jesus' an eye opening book in more ways then one.
1. It sheds light on some key vocabulary in the Bible, as it was originally written in Hebrew.
2. It sheds light on the deep connections between the stories, words and wisdom of the Old Testament and the words which Jesus speaks. It helps a Christian European creature like myself, who has not been exposed to Judaism, to understand the Gospels as a continuous commentary upon the Old Scriptures, as part of a wider Jewish culture (before Jesus and after Jesus) of studying and pondering upon God's mysterious ways.
3. I believe that the most important message that one takes away with her when closing this book is that God is One. There are no two Gods, a vengeful, 'Jewish', God in the Old Testament and a reformed, merciful and loving God in the New Testament. Rather, what Lois Tverberg manages to highlight, with grace and simplicity, is that throughout the Old and the New Testament, God comes across as the same long enduring and suffering father of us all, who is ready to put aside his wrath for the sake of embracing his prodigal sons and daughters when they choose to return.
I love this book for it's wisdom and for the fact that it teaches us to walk in the ways of God not with false piety, but rather with affection, with boldness and even humour. It is a liberating message.
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on 3 December 2012
This is the follow up to 'Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus: How the Jewishness of Jesus Can Transform Your Faith'.
For anyone looking to put Jesus in His historical context and better understand the nuances of what He did and said these books are invaluable.
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on 7 January 2013
This is an excellent inspiring book. It follows on from her co-authored book "Sitting at the feet of Rabbi Jesus". It is engagingly written and elaborates and expands on various aspects of Jesus's teaching. She explains the importance of various moral "commands" bringing them to life and showing the benefits (to all) from observing them. Any one interested in Jewish Rabbinic teaching, as well as Christian morality and teaching should benefit from reading this. I hope she continues writing.
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on 18 September 2013
This book is a must for all Christians, especially those who have read Sitting at the feet of Rabbi Jesus. I takes you even further in understanding the importance of knowing the context and intended meaning of the Hebrew, and what Jesus really means when He says what he says. It explains what the people of the time understood by His words too. On top of this, and because of this, the book deepens your relationship with God and takes that relationship to a new level.
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on 23 April 2012
This book is an excellent follow up to "Sitting at the feet of Rabbi Jesus" written by the same authors and in the same informative, well researched yet easily read style.
The questions at the end of each chapter encourage the reader to consolidate what they have read through personal response and further research.
I would thoroughly recommend it to anyone searching to deepen their faith especially those exploring the Hebraic roots of their faith in Messiah Yeshua (Jesus).
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on 18 November 2013
I really do think we miss so much by not having enough knowledge of the how Christianity is rooted in Judaism. Have been reading this book but going to go over it again with a pen and notebook in hand. There are some really powerful insights into the meaning of phrases in the original Hebrew and when you grasp these it gives you a much clearer picture of what was actually being said.
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on 16 April 2015
Provides what I found to be a really interesting and challenging perspective on many very familiar gospel passages. Unpacks the language and meaning of the words Jesus used and what they meant to the people who heard him, often quite different to our modern translations and almost always of deeper significance.
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on 16 February 2014
Another wonderful book to help you understand what is written in the Bible. It helps you get back into the culture and times of Yeshua (Jesus)
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on 13 October 2014
If you are familiar with Lois Tverberg's writings, then as you would expect, it's more of the same. Well researched, carefully explained insights into the Middle Eastern cultural background to NT writings, and explanations of Hebrew /Aramaic idioms of speech which easily confuse or mislead us 21st Century readers. I found the intro a bit long winded, but the basic information is interesting, useful and accessible. Also good for future reference and discussion. Well worth a read, even better keep for reference.
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on 19 December 2014
the book itself was excellent. However the pages were very yellow and it was clear the book had been well used. As it was coming from America it did take some time to arrive.
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