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Summary

What would it be like for modern listeners to sit down beside Jesus as he explained the Bible to them? What life-changing insights might emerge from such a transformative encounter?

Lois Tverberg knows the treasures that await listeners willing to learn how to see the Bible through Jewish eyes. By helping them understand the Bible as Jesus and his first-century listeners would have, she bridges the gaps of time and culture in order to open the Bible to listeners today.

Combining careful research with engaging prose, Tverberg leads us on a journey back in time to shed light on how this Middle Eastern people approached life, God, and each other. She explains age-old imagery that we often misinterpret, allowing us to approach God and the stories and teachings of Scripture with new eyes. By helping listeners grasp the perspective of its original audience, she equips them to hear the Bible in ways that will enrich their lives and deepen their understanding.

©2017 eChristian (P)2017 eChristian

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Not Quite What I Expected...

I think that I was expecting a chapter by chapter in depth insight into BC2000 to AD150 (or whatever the timeline for the bible is! I’m at that level of cluelessness)! It wasn’t exactly that! However, it WAS informative and I did learn a lot on just this first listen. This is a book that needs several passes through it, to fully gain an appreciation for it and the gems it holds. My one nitpick. It’s personal and not objective: I don’t really like the narrators’ voice!! I find it irritating. I can kinda tune it out, but sometimes that makes it harder to follow. So I’ve bought the book as well, so that I don’t get distracted. So my recommendation is - buy the Kindle book first, and get audiobook at the reduced price, simultaneously.

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Enlightening

This book really helps with understanding the bible. Also I found the richness of Hebrew words in that they are able to communicate so much more compared to English words quite fascinating. The narration was pleasant to listen to also. Would highly recommend.

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  • Gil
  • 22-08-19

Fantastic

The author makes it easy for most people to understand but at the same time she launches into some major discoveries and ideas. Chapter 10 is a game changer. Appendix B is perfection

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  • OSU Cowboy
  • 13-07-18

Very informative.

I learned many new ways of looking at the scriptures. The more Christians understand Yeshua, the better we will be able to live like He did. The first step to understanding Him is to look at the scriptures like He did. Lois does a great job of introducing the Hebrew method of looking at scripture. The performance of the narrator was very good as well.

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  • C. Blair Skinner, LMFT
  • 05-02-21

Excellent study of Hebrew background and language in the Bible

I could barely put this one down. I enjoy the recording but often wished I could be sitting with my Bible, uninterrupted and taking notes!!!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 17-03-22

READ YOUR BIBLE

this whole trilogy of books has been the single most important and impactful resource for dissecting and determining my Christian education in the last decade. please pick up the physical copies if you can.

Lois while an academic and intellectual of some considerable distinction, she has a PHD in biology, nonetheless shows an unbelievable plasticity and making her mind equipped to deal with many different focuses, and simultaneously gives the reader the opportunity to do the same to walk through this journey with her. there are very few definite answers, however this is what she has been trying to explain in all three of her books, the journey is your faith not the correct answers. ( I understand I'm doing a poor job of explaining this, I mean in brief that she denies the gnostics in thinking that right reasoning is the only way to know God truly).

If I could boil down the emphasis of this book into a single sentence it would be this: read your Bible. while this sounds like common sense to anybody who has been in the Christian faith for any length of time the Brilliance of it is that we must be prepared to look at it as it was originally written. one cannot, I repeat cannot truly hope to know God without knowing the culture that his first people had.

thank you so much Lois your books are incredible.

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  • Michael Hershberger
  • 07-03-22

Not enjoyable to listen to

Too much self promotion. Hard to listen to and enjoy. I do not recommend this audio book.

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  • Mark Overstreet
  • 12-07-21

Not worth the cost

These book was not what I thought it would be. It was a wast of money and time.

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  • Melaney Shaum
  • 21-06-19

A good listen

The author through out a lot of good jams and links them together in an interesting way that makes it fun to listen to.

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  • Pastor E.G. Graham
  • 30-07-19

Okay audio book

It was an okay listen. The narration was good and the information was well received.