By Francis Fernandez-Carvajal
Life of Jesus reflects on Jesus Christ not as a myth or an abstract idea but as God-made man, who lived in first-century Palestine in a specific religious and social context. The details of his earthly life, the Jewish culture in which he grew up, the places he visited, and the roads he traveled for a little over thirty years can today be indicated with greater precision. The Evangelists placed great emphasis on narrating the events and words of Our Lord accurately, and these help the reader to better understand and love the figure of Jesus Christ as we travel with him.
Life of Jesus will take you on a pilgrimage in the footsteps of Jesus Christ as an onlooker, as if you were there in the Holy Land. Though a historical figure, Jesus surpasses history. He is the long-awaited Messiah, the Son of God. Thus, we cannot approach Jesus of Nazareth in the same way we would any other great figure of the past. The Person of Christ unfolds page-by-page in this book, pointing the way for each of us through his words, actions, Passion, Death, and the importance of his message for human existence. The language, archaeological findings, institutions, and customs explained in this book help us to better understand the life and times of Jesus Christ. Over forty maps and charts assist the reader in placing him- or herself in the synagogues, towns, homes, fishing villages, rivers, seas, and much of the Holy Land as it appeared two millennia ago.
- Classroom supplement
- Spiritual reading
- Private meditation
Rev. Francis Fernández-Carvajal is a well known author of the set of books, In Conversation with God. More than 1.5 million copies have been sold. He was born in Granada in 1938. He obtained his graduate in History from the University of Navarre, and also holds a doctorate in Canon Law from the Angelicum in Rome. Since his ordination in 1964, much of his pastoral ministry has been with university students. For more than ten years he has been Editor of he monthly magazine PALABRA. Among his published works are an Anthology of texts (with more than 6000 quotations from spiritual writers throughout the ages), Overcoming Lukewarmness, and Children of God.