Bible Jesus Read, The

Genre: Christian Living

Bible Jesus Read, The

Performed by:
Maurice England

Philip Yancey has a way of confronting our most cherished but misguided notions about faith. In The Bible Jesus Read, he challenges the perception that the New Testament is all that matters and the Old Testament isn’t worth taking the time to read and understand. Yancey admits that, like many Christians, he usually avoided the Old Testament. After all, why bother with writings that can be so baffling, boring, even offensive to the modern mind? But a surprising discovery awaited Yancey when he began to explore how the Old Testament related to his life today. Those seemingly irrelevant Hebrew Scriptures took on a startling immediacy, portraying a passionate relationship between God and people against the broad backdrop of human experience. Like nothing else, the Old Testament depicts the cries, the complaints, the deep, insistent questionings of the heart, the stuff of life we all must contend with.With his candid, signature style, Yancey interacts with the Old Testament from the perspective of his own deeply personal journey. From Moses, the amazing prince of Egypt, to the psalmists’ turbulent emotions and the prophets’ oddball rantings, Yancey paints a picture of Israel’s God--and ours--that fills in the blanks of a solely New Testament vision of the Almighty. Probing some carefully selected Old Testament books--Job, Deuteronomy, Psalms, Ecclesiastes, and the Prophets--Yancey reveals how the Old Testament deals in astonishing depth and detail with the issues that trouble us most. The Old Testament in fact tackles what the New Testament often only skirts. But that shouldn’t surprise us. It is, after all, the Bible Jesus read.The Bible Jesus Read will give you abundant new insights into the heart of God the Father. And as you read with a fresh eye the prayers, poems, songs, and bedtime stories that Jesus so revered, you will gain a profound new understanding of Christ. 'The more we comprehend the Old Testament,' Yancey writes, 'the more we comprehend Jesus.'

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Run time: 3 hours
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Author
Philip Yancey

Biography:
Philip Yancey serves as editor-at-large for Christianity Today magazine. He has written nine Gold Medallion Award-winning books, including The Jesus I Never Knew and What’s So Amazing About Grace? both of which also were awarded the Book of the Year. His recent works include The Bible Jesus Read, Reaching for the Invisible God, Rumors of Another World, and Prayer.
Narrator
Maurice England

Biography:
Following twelve years as a long haul trucker and listening to over a thousand audiobooks, Maurice England began to ask, “why not me”? With a love for reading and a background in vocal performance, Maurice narrated his first audiobook in 2006, going full time in 2009. A 2012 dual Audies Finalist, Maurice has narrated 90+ titles.

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