Author(s): John Dickson
Imagine if we were able to strip back all the rituals, myths, and dogma; to put to one side the hairsplitting and disagreements; to get beyond all the trappings of 'religion'- what would we find? If we were to go back to Jesus himself, to the biographies about him contained in the New Testament, what would we discover Christianity to be about?
John Dickson's three previous books about Christianity have been best-sellers throughout Australia and the UK. The warmth and humour of his writing, and the straightforward clarity of his ideas, have endeared him to thousands of readers. As well as being an author, John has a busy life speaking about the Christian message in churches, schools and universities all over his native Sydney, and beyond. And just for fun in his spare time, he is doing research for a PhD in ancient history. According to him, however, his finest achievements are marrying Elizabeth and raising Joshua and Sophie.
Part One: Jesus Now And Then; 1. Which Christianity; 2. Christ in History; 3. Christ in Biography; Part Two: The Presence Of Greatness; Gospel of Luke, 1:1-9:27; 4. Jesus' Surname; 5. Speaking God's Words; 6. Mending the Brokenness; 7. Forgiveness on Offer; 8. The Question of Leadership; 9. True Confessions; 10. Flattering Misconceptions; Part Three: Search And Rescue; Gospel of Luke, 9:28-19:10; 11. Jesus' Christian Name; 12. Clear and Future Danger; 13. Jesus' Bad Habits; 14. Friend of Sinners; 15. Rescue in Action; Part Four: To Die For; Gospel of Luke, 19:11-23:49; 16. One Last Meal; 17. One Last Prayer; 18. One Last Breath; 19. God the Rescuer; Part Five: Jesus Here And Now; Gospel of Luke, 23:50-24:53; 20. Dead Man Walking? 21. God's Right-Hand Man; 22. Jesus Here and Now; 23. Repentance: a Change of Mind; 24. Forgiveness: a Fresh Start; Extra Information; i. Gospel Truth or Myth? ii. Prophesies of the Coming King/Christ; iii. The Resurrection of Christ; iv. Beyond This Book