Jesus is the Question | The 307 Questions Jesus Asked and the Three He Answered (Copenhaver)

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—a hundred.

Jesus is the Question considers the questions Jesus asks—what they tell us about Jesus and, more important, 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.

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“Martin Copenhaver has a great gift for talking about deep and difficult matters in a unique, enjoyable way.”- William Willimon


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 Connecticut, Vermont, and Arizona. He is the author (or co-author) of five books, including Living Faith While Holding Doubts, and is an editor-at-large for The Christian Century.

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