This inexpensive booklet gives you all you need to understand or explain who this child of Bethlehem - who would grow up to be a friend of outcasts, not friend of the powerful, really was and why that still matters today.
Reasons to buy and share 'Who Is This Child?'
For an introduction to an understanding of Jesus
For the evidence that hes who Christians believe he is
For why he said what he said and did what he did
For why his life turned out the way that it did
For why he continues to turn the world order upside down
In more detail...
Taken from John Ortberg's engaging and eye-opening 'Who Is This Man?', this compact introduction to the beginnings of the Christian story describes in simple direct words how and why Jesus of Nazareth was foretold, born and lived to:
spend his life with the ordinary and the unimpressive
pay deep attention to lepers and cripples
direct himself to the blind and the beggar, to prostitutes
make friends and followers of fishermen, women and children
announce the availability of a kingdom different from Earth's
bring with him the full value and worth with God
promise God's kingdom to the poor, the meek and the persecuted
This introduction to an understanding of Jesus shows you why people of his times would not understand all of what this meant, and how a revolution was starting - slowly and quietly, and at the bottom of society, but would eventually change the world.
About the Author:
John Ortberg is a pastor at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church in Menlo Park, California. He is the bestselling author of 'When the Game is Over, It All Goes Back in the Box,' 'The Life You've Always Wanted,' and 'If You Want to Walk on Water, You've Got to Get Out of the Boat.'
He and wife Nancy have three children.
Who is This Child? by John Ortberg was published by Zondervan in October 2012 and is our 9300th best seller. The ISBN for Who is This Child? is 9780310326885.