Walking in the Dust of Rabbi Jesus

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2012-03-06
  • Publisher: Zondervan
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In Walking in the Dust of Rabbi Jesus, Lois Tverberg challenges readers to follow their Rabbi more closely by re-examining his words in the light of their Jewish context. Doing so will provide a richer, deeper understanding of his ministry, compelling us to live differently, to become more Christ-like. We'll begin to understand why his first Jewish disciples abandoned everything to follow him, to live out his commands. Our modern society, with its individualism and materialism, is very different than the tight-knit, family-oriented setting Jesus lived and taught in. What wisdom can we glean from his Eastern, biblical attitude toward life? How can knowing Jesus within this context shed light on his teachings for us today? In Walking in the Dust of Rabbi Jesus we'll journey back in time to eavesdrop on the conversations that arose among the rabbis of Jesus' day, and consider how hearing Rabbi Jesus with the ears of a first-century disciple can bring new meaning to our faith. And we'll listen to Jewish thinkers through the ages, discovering how ideas that germinated in Jesus' time have borne fruit. Doing so will yield fresh, practical insights for following our Rabbi's teachings from a Jewish point of view.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. 9
Hearing Our Rabbi's Words with New Earsp. 13
Brushing Away the Dust of the Agesp. 15
Shema: Living Out What You Hearp. 31
Loving God with Everything You've Gotp. 42
Meeting Myself Next Doorp. 55
Living Out the Words of Rabbi jessusp. 67
Gaining a Good Eyep. 69
The Mystery of the Namep. 81
How to have a Kosher Mouthp. 92
Taking My Thumb off the Scalep. 104
Praying with Chutzpahp. 117
Thinking with Both Handsp. 130
Studying the Word with Rabbi Jesusp. 143
The Treasure of the Textp. 145
The Secrets That God Keepsp. 154
Our Longing Fatherp. 165
God's Image Stamped in Dustp. 180
Afterwordp. 192
Appendix: The Shemap. 195
Acknowledgmentsp. 197
Notesp. 199
Glossaryp. 217
Recommended Resourcesp. 223
Scripture Indexp. 227
General Indexp. 230
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