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Summary

How does the Jesus of the New Testament compare to the Jesus we think we know so well? Best-selling author Philip Yancey conducts an enlightening biblical and historical investigation.

This honest book will help you discover a different Jesus from the flannelgraph Sunday school figure, the sweetly smiling Victorian Savior, and all the cultural clichés that have tamed Jesus and kept him in comfortable religious boxes.

Philip Yancey cuts through existing views and preconceptions of Jesus - citing opinions from church history, modern history, and popular culture; discussing how different people and cultures view Jesus; dissecting popular quotes about Jesus; and much more - and he offers a more accurate perspective by pointing us back to the Bible.

From the manger in Bethlehem to the cross in Jerusalem, Yancey presents a complex character who generates questions as well as answers, a disturbing and exhilarating Jesus who wants to radically transform your life and stretch your faith.

The Jesus I Never Knew engages your heart, your mind, your emotions, and your senses, preparing you for a new, life-changing encounter with the real Jesus described in the Gospels.

Also available: The Jesus I Never Knew video curriculum, participant's guide, and study guide.

©1995 Philip Yancey (P)1995 Zondervan

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1998 Charles "Kip" Jordan Christian Book of the Year
1996 Gold Medallion Christian Book of the Year
1996 Christianity Today Book Award Winner

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Fascinating

This is an amazing book, Jesus the man, the God, the rebel. Written and read from the heart. To quote from the book ?if Jesus had not existed, you could not have made him up!?

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  • Mia Rodriguez
  • 01-06-18

Disappointing

the narrator skips every other paragraph. its hard to keep up when a when a whole paragraph is skipped. absolutely unbelievable.

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  • John Overstreet
  • 26-06-17

shared clips with my kids so they would understand

I read this book 20 years ago and listening to it on audible brought back the same energizing devotion to the Jesus I NOW know thanks to this book. It was the first book I ever read in one sitting, once I cracked the cover, I never closed it until the last word.... I'm blessed to have heard it again through audible.. I thought I was buying the entire book......why was this $10 and I only got 2 chapters?

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  • Nicolette
  • 13-02-12

I wish I could decide what I think

What would have made The Jesus I Never Knew better?

Other narrator

What could Philip Yancey have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Not reading it himself

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There is no emotion in his voice

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I will listen to it again

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  • Anonymous User
  • 22-08-19

NOT WHAT YOU THINK!!

Only has the first two chapters!! not all of them, so if you need the whole book then save your money

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  • Tommy Cook
  • 27-05-19

Encouraged

A refreshing reminder of God's great love and care for me. My daily actions should honor Christ.