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The historical Jesus books

See below for a selection of the latest books from The historical Jesus category. Presented with a red border are the The historical Jesus books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading.

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Recently Published

What Did Jesus Look Like? by Joan E. (King's College London, UK) Taylor What Did Jesus Look Like?
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Jesus Christ is arguably the most famous man who ever lived. His image adorns countless churches, icons, and paintings. He is the subject of millions of statues, sculptures, devotional objects and works of art. Everyone can conjure an image of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/02/2018

The Final Days of Jesus The Thrill of Defeat, The Agony of Victory: A Classical Historian Explores Jesus's Arrest, Trial, and Execution by Mark Smith The Final Days of Jesus The Thrill of Defeat, The Agony of Victory: A Classical Historian Explores Jesus's Arrest, Trial, and Execution

An insightful study of the circumstances leading up to the death of Jesus, setting it the context of the Roman and Jewish politics of the time.
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/02/2018

The Jesus Papers Exposing the Greatest Cover-Up in History by Michael Baigent The Jesus Papers Exposing the Greatest Cover-Up in History

What if everything you think you know about Jesus is wrong? In the sequel to `The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail' Michael Baigent reveals the truth and tackles controversial questions, such as whether or not Christ survived the crucifixion.
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/01/2018

Jesus The Rabbi Prophet A New Light on the Gospel Message by Jacques Baldet Jesus The Rabbi Prophet A New Light on the Gospel Message

The canonical Gospels were written long after the events they describe. Indeed, some of them may have been written by authors who were not even eyewitnesses to these events and who slanted their writings to fit the needs of the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/11/2017

Inventing the Passion How the Death of Jesus Was Remembered by Arthur J. Dewey Inventing the Passion How the Death of Jesus Was Remembered

In order to demonstrate how the crucifixion narrative emerged and changed over time, this historical primer on the death of Jesus includes an overview of the evidence that Jesus existed and was crucified, explanations of how crucifixion worked and why...
Format: Paperback - Released: 17/10/2017

Understanding the Holy Temple Jesus Knew The Background to Key Gospel Events by Leen Ritmeyer, Kathleen Ritmeyer Understanding the Holy Temple Jesus Knew The Background to Key Gospel Events
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This book provides a backdrop to the Gospel scenes which depict the Lord Jesus moving through the Temple Courts, a place where he performed many of his most significant acts. Although the Temple complex that Jesus knew was a very...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/08/2017

Christology in the New Testament by David L. Bartlett Christology in the New Testament


Format: Paperback - Released: 15/08/2017

Once Upon a Time ... Two Thousand Years Ago by Robin Parker Once Upon a Time ... Two Thousand Years Ago

The story begins in an obscure town in an occupied country. There in a lowly stable a child was born whose life's work was to free mankind from sin and bring us everlasting life. Here in verse Robin Parker retells...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/07/2017

Coming Soon

Jesus in Asia by R. S. Sugirtharajah Jesus in Asia

Reconstructions of Jesus occurred in Asia long before the Western search for the historical Jesus began in earnest. Asians remade Jesus at times appreciatively and at other times critically. R. S. Sugirtharajah situates the historical Jesus beyond the narrow confines...
Format: Hardback - Released: 23/02/2018

Jesus and After The First Eighty Years by E. Bruce Brooks Jesus and After The First Eighty Years

A historical study of Jesus and the beginnings and later history of the movement he left behind
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/02/2018

Jesus and After The First Eighty Years by E. Bruce Brooks Jesus and After The First Eighty Years

A historical study of Jesus and the beginnings and later history of the movement he left behind
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/02/2018

The Mystery of Christ Life in Death by John Behr The Mystery of Christ Life in Death


Format: Paperback - Released: 28/02/2018

Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus How the Jewishness of Jesus Can Transform Your Faith by Ann Spangler, Lois Tverberg Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus How the Jewishness of Jesus Can Transform Your Faith
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Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus takes readers on a fascinating journey, helping them discover how learning about the Jewish world of Jesus can enrich their own faith. This newly expanded softcover edition includes a discussion guide and a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/03/2018

King's Cross Understanding the Life and Death of the Son of God by Timothy Keller King's Cross Understanding the Life and Death of the Son of God

Bestselling author of THE REASON FOR GOD Timothy Keller returns with a book that focuses on the very heart of faith - a meditation on the life of Jesus.
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/03/2018

Christianity The faith that inspired - and shaped - the western world by Thomas Small Christianity The faith that inspired - and shaped - the western world


Format: Paperback - Released: 17/05/2018

Other books in this genre

The Christian Fallacy The Real Truth About Jesus and the Early History of Christianity by Paul McGrane The Christian Fallacy The Real Truth About Jesus and the Early History of Christianity

A careful examination of the current thinking on the historical basis of Christianity and a new theory for consideration.
Format: Hardback - Released: 20/07/2017

Love is His Meaning Understanding the Teaching of Jesus by Keith Ward Love is His Meaning Understanding the Teaching of Jesus

Jesus' teaching has changed the world. Yet his sayings can often seem cryptic and hard to understand. This book offers a positive and creative interpretation of Jesus' teachings for today.
Format: Paperback - Released: 20/07/2017

The Origin of Divine Christology by Dr. Andrew Ter Ern (The University of Hong Kong) Loke The Origin of Divine Christology

This book offers a new contribution by addressing alternative hypotheses and previously neglected evidence using transdisciplinary tools.
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/07/2017

Jesus and the Last Supper by Brant Pitre Jesus and the Last Supper

Who did Jesus of Nazareth claim to be? What was his relationship to early Judaism? When and how did he expect the kingdom to come? What were his intentions? Though these key questions have been addressed in studies of the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/06/2017

Christmas: The Birth and Childhood of Jesus by Mark Messenger Christmas: The Birth and Childhood of Jesus

Classic illustrations by Harold Copping, Ambrose Dudley, William Hole & JJ Tissot
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/05/2017

The Wisdom of Jesus Between the Sages of Israel and the Apostles of the Church by Charles W., Jr. Hedrick The Wisdom of Jesus Between the Sages of Israel and the Apostles of the Church
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An exploration of the sayings of the historical Jesus and how they can be distinguished within the later mythologising of the Gospels.
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/04/2017

Jesus A Very Brief History by Helen K. Bond Jesus A Very Brief History

Short, accessible introduction to the historical Jesus and his continuing influence on the world and how we understand it.
Format: Paperback - Released: 20/04/2017

Always with Us? What Jesus Really Said about the Poor by Liz Theoharis Always with Us? What Jesus Really Said about the Poor

A strong theological call for ending the abomination of systemic poverty Jesus's words the poor you will always have with you (Matthew 26:11) are regularly used to suggest that ending poverty is impossible, that poverty is a result of moral...
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/04/2017

The True Jesus Uncovering the Divinity of Christ in the Gospels by David Limbaugh The True Jesus Uncovering the Divinity of Christ in the Gospels

Limbaugh combines the four Gospel stories into a unified account ... and guides readers on a faith journey through the Four Evangelists' testimonies of the life of Jesus Christ --Dust cover flap.
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/04/2017

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