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David Capes, Rodney Reeves, and E. Randolph Richards are three biblical scholars from  three different institutions (Houston Baptist University, Southwest Baptist University, and Palm Beach Atlantic Univerisity, respectively). They have previously collaborated on a book about the apostle Paul, Rediscovering Paul: an Introduction to His World, Letters and Theology (IVP Academic, 2007). They are back at it. Their new book from IVP Academic is Rediscovering Jesus: An Introduction to Biblical, Religious and Cultural Perspectives on Christ

Don’t let the academic publisher or their resumés scare you. This is an engaging and interesting and accessible read! I had fun with this book.  To me, this is really two books in one. Part I is a romp through the biblical images of Jesus, uncovering what is distinctive about the portrait of Jesus in Mark, Matthew, Luke and Acts, John, Paul’s epistles, Hebrews, in the non-Pauline epistles and Revelation. Part II examines…

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