Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus

How the Jewishness of Jesus Can Transform Your Faith

by Ann Spangler, Lois Tverberg

On Sale: 2018-02-06

Book Summary

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 Jewish Seder liturgy.

About the Book

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to journey back to the first century and sit at the feet of Rabbi Jesus as one of his Jewish disciples? Join Ann Spangler and Lois Tverberg as they share a rare opportunity to know Jesus as his first disciples did.

Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus takes you on a fascinating tour of the Jewish world of Jesus, offering inspirational insights that can transform your faith. Spangler and Tverberg paint powerful scenes from Jesus' ministry, immersing you in the prayers, feasts, history, culture, and customs that shaped Jesus and those who followed him.

Within the pages of Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus, you'll:

  • Hear the parables as they must have sounded to first-century Jews
  • See the events of Jesus' life in a brand new light
  • Experience new excitement about the roots of your Christian faith
  • Learn how the customs, beliefs, and traditions of the Jewish culture can shift the way you view the gospel

This expanded edition also includes a discussion guide for both individuals and groups, and instructions for a simple home Passover Seder celebration.

Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus will change the way you read Scripture and deepen your understanding of the life of Jesus, helping you to adapt the rich prayers and customs and integrate them into your daily life.

Praise for Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus:

"Drawing upon personal experiences as well as the latest Jewish and Christian scholarship in Israel, the authors skillfully guide you on a wonderful journey into Jesus' first-century Jewish world--exploring his culture, his lifestyle as an itinerant sage, and his well-honed rabbinic teaching methods and subtle but startling messianic claims. This book makes you really eager to sit at the feet of Rabbi Jesus and learn from the One we joyously serve as both Messiah and Lord. I commend it to every follower of Jesus of Nazareth."

--Dwight A. Pryor, Center for Judaic-Christian Studies

Reviews

For disciples of Yeshua (Jesus) who know little about his Jewishness, including his rabbinic and Hebraic teaching style, Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus is the place for them to start. Spangler and Tverberg have created the perfect introduction for the uninitiated. This book will have a deep impact on the thinking of ordinary Christians through the world.

If we could turn the clock back to the Jewish world of the first century, what would it be like to follow in the footsteps of Jesus the Jew? This highly readable work is rooted in rabbinic sources and reflects current gospel research. Spangler and Tverberg vibrantly introduce the reader to valuable aspects of the Jewish background, lifestyle, and teachings of the Rabbi from Galilee. Through their engaging personal style and reflective Judaic approach toward understanding biblical discipleship, Spangler and Tverberg have “hit a home run.” The authors draw their readers in to learn at the feet of the Rabbi and leave them begging for more.

Last year over a million pilgrims visited the Holy Land. Few, however, would have learned as much about the historical Jesus as you can by reading this terrific new work by Spangler and Tverberg. Drawing upon personal experiences as well as the latest Jewish and Christian scholarship in Israel, the authors skillfully guide you on a wonderful journey into Jesus’ first-century Jewish world---exploring his culture, his lifestyle as an itinerant sage, and his well-honed rabbinic teaching methods and subtle but startling messianic claims. This book makes you really eager to sit at the feet of Rabbi Jesus and learn from the One we joyously serve as both Messiah and Lord. I commend it to every follower of Jesus of Nazareth.

Spangler and Tverberg, with the rigor of a scientist, the drama of a storyteller, and the passion of a disciple, present a stirring depiction of Jesus as a first-century Jewish teacher that will greatly benefit the scholar and the lay-person alike. Supported with careful analysis of ancient sources and recent archaeological discovery, this study is a profound call to follow the Jesus of Scripture.

Product Details

  • Imprint: Zondervan
  • On Sale: 2018-02-06
  • Pages: 304
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Publication Date: 2018-02-06
  • Trim Size: 139.000mm x 216.000mm x 20.000mm
  • Weight: 262.000gr
  • Category 1 : RELIGION / Biblical Studies / History & Culture
  • Category 2 : RELIGION / Christian Life / Personal Growth
  • Category 3 : RELIGION / Christian Life / Spiritual Growth
  • Category 4 : RELIGION / Judaism / History
  • Category 5 : RELIGION / Judaism / Theology