Jesus is the Question | The 307 Questions Jesus Asked and the Three He Answered (Copenhaver)
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A book designed to help the reader live the questions Jesus asks. Contrary to some common assumptions, Jesus is not the ultimate Answer Man, but more like the Great Questioner. In the Gospels Jesus asks many more questions than he answers. To be precise, Jesus asks 307 questions. He is asked 183 of which he only answers 3. Asking questions was central to Jesus' life and teachings. In fact, for every question he answers directly, he asks, literally, one hundred.
Jesus is the Question considers the questions Jesus asks, what they tell us about Jesus and, more importantly, what our responses might say about what it means to follow Him. Through Jesus' questions, he modeled the struggle, the wondering, the thinking it through that helps us draw closer to God and better understand, not just the answer, but ourselves, our process and ultimately why questions are among Jesus' most profound gifts for a life of faith. A game-changer of a book.
Praise for Jesus is the Question
"Martin Copenhaver has a great gift for talking about deep and difficult matters in a unique, enjoyable way." - William Willimon
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
MARTIN B. COPENHAVER is President of Andover Newton Theological School. He is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ and has served churches in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont, and Arizona. He is the author of To Begin at the Beginning: An Introduction to the Christian Faith, Revised and Expanded and Living Faith While Holding Doubts. He is co-author of Words for the Journey: Letters to Our Teenagers About Life and Faith, Revised and Updated, and This Odd and Wondrous Calling: The Public and Private Lives of Two Ministers. Copenhaver is an editor-at-large for The Christian Century.
Publisher: Abingdon Press