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Author: John F. Fink
Copyright: 2006
First Printed: 10-05-2006

Many books have appeared recently studying “the historical Jesus” as a way, apparently, to figure out what Jesus was really like. Many of these are attempts to debunk what Christians believe about Jesus, or to deny his divinity. This book returns to the Jesus in the Gospels. That's the Jesus we believe in. Its purpose is to try to help the reader know Jesus as one person knows another. It is the outcome of a lifetime of study of the Gospels and of commentaries about them. It is also the result of eight pilgrimages to the Holy Land, including three months of study at the Ecumenical Institute of Tantur in Jerusalem that included visits to all the places where Jesus traveled - from Caesarea Philippi in the north to Egypt in the south. May the reader come away from its pages more deeply in love with this Jesus whom countless millions call "My Lord and my God." And may they be more convinced than ever that the Gospels are truly "good news."

About the Author: John F. Fink, the author of Married Saints (1999), The Doctors of the Church, 2 vols. (2000), American Saints (2001) and Letters to St. Francis de Sales: Mostly on Prayer (2003), all Alba House titles, has spent more than 50 years involved in the religious publishing field, including 30 years at Our Sunday Visitor where he was president and publisher for 11 years. The recipient of the Catholic Press Association's Saint Francis de Sales Award for his outstanding contributions to Catholic journalism, he also served for many years recently as the editor-in-chief of The Criterion, the newspaper of the archdiocese of Indianapolis.

Book: 215 pages
ISBN-10: 0-8189-1231-6
ISBN-13: 978-0-8189-1231-3
Prod. Code: 1231-6


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Drawing on his long career in religious publishing, Fink seeks to help readers know Jesus in the Gospels as one person knows another. After a three-page introduction and a chapter on the incarnation, he describes how Jesus advanced in wisdom and age, how he prepared for his minstry, how he bagan his minstry, Jesus as teacher, learning just who Jesus was, his return to Jerusalem, how he faced his enemies, his farwell before his agony, his passion and death, and his resurrection. --New Testement Abstracts, Weston Jesuit School of Theology, March 2007


Recent books on "the historical Jesus" attempt to debunk what Christians believe about Jesus or his divinity. This volume helps readers know Jesus as one person knows another and come away more deeply in love with Jesus and more convinced than ever that the gospels are truly "good news." --Book Views, Theological Book Service, February 2007


The Gospel Jesus: For too long, books inside and outside the faith have been trying to get the "real story" of the person of Jesus -- either to make him more human or to debunk Christianity's belief in the divine. Author John F. Fink, former president and publisher of Our Sunday Visitor, offers Jesus in the Gospels, a return to the evangelists' explanations. As presented by the Gospel writers, Jesus is the Christ, the Lord -- as well as a man who cried, who was angry, who was sweating blood. Through the reading, those without a background will become well acquainted with the "real" Jesus. And for those with years of scholarship under our belts, the book offers a reflection on Christ and a meditation on his life. The author suggests having a Bible close at hand, so readers can reference what he is quoting. Because through the information about his life that may be less emphasized than his beginning and end is how we will come to know our brother and our God as his contemporaries saw him. --Crux of the News, December 4, 2006

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