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In this unabridged audio download of Walking in the Dust of Rabbi Jesus, Lois Tverberg challenges readers to follow their Rabbi more closely by re-examining his words in the light of their Jewish context. Doing so will provide a richer, deeper understanding of his ministry, compelling us to live differently, to become more Christ-like. We’ll begin to understand why his first Jewish disciples abandoned everything to follow him, to live out his commands. Our modern society, with its individualism and materialism, is very different than the tight-knit, family-oriented setting Jesus lived and taught in. What wisdom can we glean from his Eastern, biblical attitude toward life? How can knowing Jesus within this context shed light on his teachings for us today? In Walking in the Dust of Rabbi Jesus we’ll journey back in time to eavesdrop on the conversations that arose among the rabbis of Jesus’ day, and consider how hearing Rabbi Jesus with the ears of a first-century disciple can bring new meaning to our faith. And we’ll listen to Jewish thinkers through the ages, discovering how ideas that germinated in Jesus’ time have borne fruit over time. Doing so will yield fresh, practical insights for following our Rabbi’s teachings from a Jewish point of view.

©2012 Lois Tverberg (P)2012 Zondervan

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Relatively short but helpful in the way Jesus's culture is revealed so that I was better able to appreciate his teaching

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Hard to put down, every chapter challenges you on things you thought you knew and reveals God's love in a great way

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  • David H
  • 21-04-2012

Insight on 1st Century Rabbinical Practice

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Thought-provoking. Great background to understand the cultural context of the Gospels better. It was easy to follow. About half of the material was truly new to me, but every nugget that was new was priceless!

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  • Kris
  • 01-04-2013

Excellent for the Jesus thirsty follower

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With the belief that the bridegroom is coming, I am making every effort possible to know about about the groom. Ann gives us great insight on understanding the Jewish culture and how it pertains to our closed minded western view of the world. The ignorant are not ignorant because they don't desire knowledge. They are ignorant because they don't know that they don't know. Well, I have been ignorant to MANY things.
This book opened my eyes to a broader spectrum of knowledge. I will never read the bible the same again. Keep in mind, she does put her opinion in from time to time, but based on the Hebrew language and understanding of alone, helps me to better receive what I am writing. Wonderful Read!

What other book might you compare Walking in the Dust of Rabbi Jesus to and why?

Sitting at the feet of Rabbi Jesus

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  • DR. RANDY LOESCHER
  • 22-10-2015

Great New Insight On Familiar Teachings

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Just finished chapter 9 of this book today, a chapter on praying with "chutzpah." Lois Tverberg provides some great new insights for familiar teachings of Jesus. After providing some helpful historical, linguistic and literary context information, she offers VERY relevant practical applications of these familiar passages in ways you may not have considered before. Walking in the Dust of Rabbi Jesus has added value to my understanding of Jesus' teachings. And, the book has challenged me towards spiritual growth in important areas. I still have about six more chapters to listen to (purchased the book on Audible.com), but at this point, I am loving it!

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  • Brian D. Wolosek
  • 12-11-2016

Great book for any Christian, well thought-out!

Loved it. very informative and keeps attention. look forward to other material by author. Will be going through it again.

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  • Stephanie
  • 02-07-2019

Great Listen

I thoroughly enjoyed listen to this on my commute to and from work each day! Astounding narration put me in the places read about. I loved this!

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  • Peter C.
  • 26-10-2018

Enlightening

Caused me to rethink much of what I have been taught through out my years

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  • AMH
  • 30-08-2018

Obsessed

Listening to this book was a true joy. Lois Tverberg's writing draws you in and educates without boring you. I've long since been a fan of Pam Ward's narration style and wasn't disappointed this time either. Pam puts just enough emotion into her reading that it feels human, but not so much that it feels like a dramatization. This was a VERY dynamic combination!

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  • Kim
  • 13-03-2012

Really enjoyed this book.

If you could sum up Walking in the Dust of Rabbi Jesus in three words, what would they be?

A worthwhile read.

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For anyone wanting to learn more about Jesus and about the time he was on earth this book is very informative and interesting. The narrator had an easy listening voice too!

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  • Greg K.
  • 22-04-2012

Trite recollections with little scholarship

Would you try another book from Lois Tverberg and/or Pam Ward?

Tververg no, Ward maybe

What do you think your next listen will be?

A more scholarly treatment from Jewish perspective of the life of Jesus

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Too few to recollect; stopped listening 3/4 through book

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Walking in the Dust of Rabbi Jesus?

Cut out the personal analogies (ie, praying for her cat) and stick it rabbinical interpretations of the life of this Jewish peasant

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  • Larry Edison
  • 19-09-2020

Insightful

This is a very insightful book. It opens your mind to better understand what Jesus really meant when he spoke.

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  • Binkydaminky
  • 13-09-2020

A new added layer of understanding.

The book is well written, easy to understand and concise. The narrator is very clear and enthusiastic. There is exploration behind the words of Jesus, and his biblical teachings as they would have been perceived by a Jewish audience at the time, and how they can relate to our lives and practises today. Sounds as dry as dust but it was so interesting that I am going to listen again, this time with a Bible by my side to make the experience deeper and more immersive. I am definitely looking at the application of my faith in a new light due to the contents of this book.

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  • Anna Barton
  • 18-06-2020

Amazing

Much better than I thought it will be. Greate narrator, well written book. Realy enjoyed it.

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  • Bucks
  • 19-04-2020

Brain food.

She carries you along with her enthusiasm and creates a new and pleasant path for jew & gentile to take and learn from each other

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  • Felicia Linch
  • 22-08-2018

Eye opening

Awesome, gives a new perspective and deeper revelation on the Bible. Has chsnged my thinking about what it means to be a disciple of Christ, and on the true nature of Abba Father, a loving God.

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  • Eudaimonist
  • 14-09-2015

Context for Jesus

Plain words to describe the Jewish perception of Jesus and what he taught. Gives great food for thought.

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