Who Is This Man?

Who Is This Man?

The Unpredictable Impact of the Inescapable Jesus

Book - 2012
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Looks at the impact that Jesus has had on the world, from the time of his death to the present day.

Zondervan House

Jesus' impact on our world is highly unlikely, widely inescapable, largely unknown, and decidedly double-edged. It is unlikely in light of the severe limitations of his earthly life; it is inescapable because of the range of impact; it is unknown because history doesn't connect dots; and it is doubled-edged because his followers have wreaked so much havoc, often in his name.

He is history's most familiar figure, yet he is the man no one knows. His impact on the world is immense and non-accidental. From the Dark Ages to Post-Modernity he is the Man who won't go away.

And yet . . .you can miss him in historical lists for many reasons, maybe the most obvious being the way he lived his life. He did not loudly and demonstrably defend his movement in the spirit of a rising political or military leader. He did not lay out a case that history would judge his brand of belief superior in all future books.

His life and teaching simply drew people to follow him. He made history by starting in a humble place, in a spirit of love and acceptance, and allowing each person space to respond.

His vision of life continues to haunt and challenge humanity. His influence has swept over history bringing inspiration to what has happened in art, science, government, medicine, and education; he has taught humans about dignity, compassion, forgiveness, and hope.

On the eve of his crucifixion it seemed like Jesus’ influence on the world had ended. On the contrary, it had just begun. In Who Is This Man?, Ortberg reveals how Jesus has impacted civilization and individual human hearts.

Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : Zondervan, ©2012
ISBN: 9780310275947
Branch Call Number: 232.904 Or8w
Characteristics: 219 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm


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May 20, 2017

This is one of the best books I have read in a very long time. There were so many interesting facts I did not know about the impact of Jesus Christ on the world. This is a book I have been recommending to friends.

Feb 02, 2013

Excellent book. "What Does a Woman Want?" is a compelling chapter. I plan to buy this book.


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