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5.0 out of 5 stars Good, quick read
Quite similar to The Case For Christ. Quick read and useful book. Appreciated the summary at the end. I would recommend it to anyone confused by "sensational" books, articles and documentaries that depict Jesus in a false light.
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For 2000 years Christians have been arguing amongst themselves about who or what Jesus was; what he meant; the correct way to worship, to achieve salvation etc etc.

Multiple flavours of Christianities (or "heresies" of you didn’t agree with them) very quickly sprang up - in spite of the very short time from when the actual Jesus was supposed to...
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1.0 out of 5 stars Call off the search !, 7 May 2014
This review is from: Finding the Real Jesus: A Guide for Curious Christians and Skeptical Seekers (Kindle Edition)
For 2000 years Christians have been arguing amongst themselves about who or what Jesus was; what he meant; the correct way to worship, to achieve salvation etc etc.

Multiple flavours of Christianities (or "heresies" of you didn’t agree with them) very quickly sprang up - in spite of the very short time from when the actual Jesus was supposed to have walked the earth and preached.

People who were supposed to have known Jesus, his disciples, argued with Paul, who never met Jesus but lived within his lifetime.
Almost immediately after Jesus’ death disagreements arose.
Paul wrote letters of complaint and correction to other communities.
Early Church Fathers fulminated against heresies.

Clearly the Word of God direct from Jesus’ lips had been lost within mere decades of his death.

This chaos had to be suppressed by the Roman Empire in 325CE.
A Roman Emperor had to force the hand of the squabbling Bishops to decide what Jesus was.
Hardly divine inspiration!

But the situation wasn’t settled:- theologising continued ; Islam emerged ; the Crusades ; the Protestant reform happened ; Jewish pogroms ; slavery endorsed – then condemned ; more off-shoots ; Mormonism ; Jehovah’s Witnesses ; Seventh Day Adventists ; Unitarianism ; Christadelphianism , etc etc etc.

And yet now, the titanic enquiring mind of Lee Strobel has seen through the 2000 years of discord and disagreements and he’s found the “Real Jesus” !

Well done, Lee!
Another triumph!

Now you’ve only got to convince the atheists, Muslims, Buddhists ….
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good, quick read, 20 Mar 2014
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This review is from: Finding the Real Jesus: A Guide for Curious Christians and Skeptical Seekers (Kindle Edition)
Quite similar to The Case For Christ. Quick read and useful book. Appreciated the summary at the end. I would recommend it to anyone confused by "sensational" books, articles and documentaries that depict Jesus in a false light.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Another great advert for atheism, 12 Jun 2013
This review is from: Finding the Real Jesus: A Guide for Curious Christians and Skeptical Seekers (Kindle Edition)
I thought I'd find out a bit more on the scriptures, dates etc. in order to understand the views of knowledgeable serious Christians - people with impressive qualifications/ doctorates etc. Surely, they must have a point, a valid reason for believing in Christianity....Okay, I won't keep you long, but have a look at this quote from the book:

'Through the first five books of the Bible, called the written Torah, you'll find several hundred references to animal sacrifices and offerings', Brown said,'the fundamental concept was life for life, as recognised by some of the rabbinic commentaries. Why was it so important? Obviously God was seeking to get something across - that sin required a penalty of death, and that God would receive a substitution on behalf of the guilty person. when an innocent lamb was slain and the blood drained out, that was quite a vivid lesson'

This is a scholarly expert talking here! And what is he saying? That the creator of the universe would accept the brutal slaughter of a fluffy lamb to make a person's wrong-doing all right again.....I am almost speechless with incredulity. Beyond comprehension it is that such a degenerate, nasty, illogical, immoral and stupid act of slaughter would be required from an all knowing, supernatural being that created the universe. Beyond comprehension it is that a 'clever' educated professor would profess such a dim-witted view, and beyond comprehension could someone use this view in support of continued worship of such a deity instead of a complete and utter rejection of him/her/it...

The same amoral and senseless idea extends to the sacrifice of Jesus. He is the 'lamb of God' who shed his blood as a substitute for punishing real criminals.

Christianity is amoral and when people insist that religion is the basis of morality, they really should learn to think at a level slightly higher than a five year old.
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