Hard Sayings of Jesus has ratings and 11 reviews. Adam said: As our society becomes more and more oriented toward the soundbite and internet chatter. 28 Aug Available in: Paperback. Like his original hearers many people today find Jesus’ sayings hard. Some sayings are hard because they are. World-renowned New Testament scholar Bruce examines 70 sayings that are hard to understand or apply and clears away the difficulties that keep modern.
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Donn Headley rated it it jard amazing Aug 06, I enjoyed many of the insights Bruce brought to the table. Candace Davis rated it it was amazing Jan 13, Jesus taught many things that ran against the grain of society and f.ff.bruce counter to the culture of His day. John Sheehan rated it really liked it Oct 28, From a personal level, this book helped me understand some of the teachings of Christ that I myself struggled with. What did Jesus mean when He said, “unless you eat the flesh of the Son of man and drink his blood, you have no life in you” Jn 6: Aug 30, Nick rated it really liked it Shelves: He seeks to take many of the sayings of Jesus which are often difficult to understand, and he seeks to give meaning to f.f.bbruce.
As a part of my ministry serving amongst the Roma people of Albania, I will be conducting Bible studies to non-believers as a tool for evangelism. How are we to understand Jesus’ stateme How many of us have ever read one of Jesus’ sayings in the Gospels and said, “I wonder what that means? Although his writing is simplistic and has a lack of depth, this book would be good for someone seeking to get a brief overview of one of Jesus’ teachings. So, I would feel comfortable recommending this book to educated laity.
Bruce explores many of these difficult teachings and exposits them in a way which allows the student of the Bible to better understand what Jesus taught on these more difficult subjects.
Hard Sayings of Jesus by F.F. Bruce
Open Preview See a Problem? Preview — Hard Sayings of Jesus by F. How are we to understand Jesus’ statements about divorce and remarriage? He made no provisions in offending those who f.f.bruuce in authority, and was often found praising those who were considered the trash heap of society. Like his original hearers many people today find Jesus’ sayings hard.
Hard Sayings of Jesus
His first book, The New Testament Documents: Bruce Gimbel rated it it was amazing Oct 20, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Most books are rated related to their usefulness and contributions to my research. There is minimal work with Greek or Aramaic. It probably works better as a devotional or a read-with-breakfast sort of thing rather than a book to just sit down and read straight through. Why would Jesus who taught peace and non-violence contradict himself and do such a thing?
Some sayings are hard because they are difficult to understand, others because the demands they make on us are only too clear.
On the whole, lay people should be able to read this jesu ease, though Bruce does occasionally foray into the world of Biblical criticism. Sep 19, Greg Dill rated it really liked it. His teachings truly were radical. Overall, a good book for the researcher and enthusiast. Refresh and try again.
Or the cry of dereliction “My God! All of His teachings make both the hearer and reader d.f.bruce, not only about their own lives, but how they are to live amongst and interact with others. As our society becomes more and more oriented toward the soundbite and internet chatter, we’re quickly losing the ability to read truly important, enduring books with any depth.
This book is no exception; however, what it encompasses in breadth it lacks in depth. Bruce examines seventy of the hard sayings of Jesus to clear away the cultural and historical difficulties which keep us from grappling with the real challenge of Jesus’ message.
No trivia or quizzes yet. Hard Sayings of Jesus by F. Or why did He say that whoever says “You fool! Harv rated it it was amazing Sep 08, Bruce examines seventy of the hard sayings of Jesus to clear away the cultural and historical difficulties which keep us from grappling with the real jard of Jesus’ me Like his original hearers many people today find Jesus’ hatd hard.
This book of his made a big difference and helped understand things that no other book was able toresolve.