WILL THE REAL YESHUA (JESUS) PLEASE COME FORWARDIn “Will the Real Yeshua (Jesus) Please Come Forward: Exposing the Many Hidden layers and False Perceptions in Search of One” author Rev. Kevin Russ analyzes and deconstructs the “greatest story ever told.” Everyone knows the story of the man that we all affectionately refer to as “Jesus the Christ” right? Well, maybe not. Let me let you in on a little secret that few people actually know. Shhh! The story that you learned as a child is simply a tradition – like Christmas, Easter, the 4th of July, and Thanksgiving. However, I am going to share with you the real story!
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN IN THIS BOOK
In the foreword, I provide some introductory remarks about “Will the Real Jesus Please Come Forward”, outline why I chose to write on this subject, discuss why this book is so important right now, and give a general overview of the layout.
Chapter 1 - Life's Two Most Important Questions
In Chapter 1: “Life’s Two Most Important Questions” the book introduces and analyzes two key questions, “Who Do The People Say That I Am?” and “Who Do You Say That I Am?” that Jesus posed to his disciples on a journey through the desert in the middle of nowhere and outlines why this question is still important for Christians today.
Chapter 2: "Searching for a Saviour"
Chapter 2: Searching for a Saviour provides an overview of the Hebrew/Israelite/Jewish onslaught and oppression spanning more than 3,600 years culminating in its historical “messiah complex.”
Chapter 3: The Life of a Mediterranean Peasant Jew
Chapter 3: The Life of a Mediterranean Peasant Jew take a very thorough, detailed, and critical look at the social and cultural underpinnings of what life was like for the nomadic Hebrews, Israelites, and Jews living in 1st century Palestine.
Provides an overview of the political landscape and relationships of 1st century Palestine and the Romans’s unwanted occupation of the land.
Reviews and represents the four gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John in context to get a good picture of who Jesus was?
Presents an exhaustive list of non-canonized gospels regarding the life of Jesus which may have been lost, stolen, or suppressed.
A study of the post-resurrection story, the early Judeo-Christian movement, and the influence of Saul of Tarsus on the spread of the gospels.
An exploration of the “Early Church Fathers” and their role in shaping the not only Christianity but also the image of Jesus
A close investigation of the modern quest for the historical Jesus and attempt to understand in his original context.
A critical look at the many number of roles and functions (i.e. king, priest, teacher, revolutionary, and savior) that Jesus is regarded as playing.
Takes an exhaustive and critical examination of everything Jesus said and did to determine who he said he was.