The Truth and Beauty

How the Lives and Works of England's Greatest Poets Point the Way to a Deeper Understanding of the Words of Jesus

by Andrew Klavan

On Sale: 2022-04-05

Book Summary

The words of Jesus can be as mysterious as they are familiar. For those seeking greater understanding of the Gospels through storytelling and poetry comes this book by Andrew Klavan, who chronicles his own inspiring, late-in-life journey to achieve a fresh perspective and deep connection to Jesus's most well-known and complex biblical passages.

About the Book

Follow Andrew Klavan to a deeper, richer understanding of the words of Jesus.

Andrew Klavan believed what he read in the Gospels, but he often struggled to understand what Jesus really meant. So he began a journey of wrestling with the beautiful and often strange words of Jesus.

He learned Greek in order to read the Gospels in their original languages, and he vowed to set aside any preconceptions about what the Scriptures say. But it wasn't until he began exploring how some of history's greatest writers wrestled with the same issues we confront today--political upheaval, rejection of social norms, growing disbelief in God--that he found a new way of understanding what Jesus meant.

In The Truth and Beauty, Klavan combines a decades-long writing career with a lifetime of reading to discover a fresh understanding of the Gospels. By reading the words of Jesus through the life and work of writers such as William Wordsworth and John Keats, Mary Shelley and Samuel Taylor Coleridge--the English romantics--Klavan discovered a way to encounter Jesus in a deeper and more profound way than ever before.

For readers seeking to find renewed meaning in the words of Jesus--and for those who are striving for belief in a materialistic world--The Truth and Beauty offers an intimate account of one man's struggle to understand the Gospels in all their strangeness, and so find his way to a life that is, as he says, "the most creative, the most joyful, and surely the most true."

Product Details

  • Imprint: Zondervan
  • On Sale: 2022-04-05
  • Pages: 272
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Publication Date: 2022-04-05
  • Trim Size: 147.000mm x 221.000mm x 24.000mm
  • Weight: 358.000gr
  • Category 1 : RELIGION / Biblical Criticism & Interpretation / New Testament
  • Category 2 : RELIGION / Christian Life / Spiritual Growth
  • Category 3 : LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
  • Category 4 : LITERARY CRITICISM / Gothic & Romance
  • Category 5 : RELIGION / Biblical Studies / Jesus, the Gospels & Acts