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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The Jesus We Missed

Thomas Nelson Publishers sent me a complimentary copy of The Jesus We Missed by Patrick Henry Reardon for the purpose of review. 
Patrick Henry Reardon is pastor of All Saints' Orthodox Church in Chicago, Illinois, and a senior editor of Touchstone Magazine
Father Patrick was educated at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (Louisville, KY), St. Anselm's College (Rome), The Pontifical Biblical Institute (Rome), and St. Tikhon's Orthodox Seminary (South Canaan, PA).
He has authored many books including: Christ in the Psalms, Christ in His Saints, The Trial of Job: Orthodox Christian Reflections on the Book of Job, Chronicles of History and Worship: Orthodox Christian Reflections on the Books of Chronicles, and Creation and the Patriarchal Histories: Orthodox Reflections on the Book of Genesis.
In addition, Father Patrick has published over a thousand articles, editorials, and reviews, in "Books and Culture", "Touchstone", "The Scottish Journal of Theology", "The Catholic Biblical Quarterly", "Pro Ecclesia", "St. Vladimir's Theological Quarterly", and other journals on three continents over the past forty-plus years.

Mr. Reardon has written a helpful resource to both the believer and the skeptic on the humanity of Christ without compromising His deity.  He says this in the introduction:
"I recognize in Jesus of Nazareth a 'single subject' - one person, not two - who is God's eternal Son, of 'one being (homoousios) with the Father'.  That is to say, in the scenes of the gospel we are not presented with two subjects, a 'mixed' Jesus, as it were, part God and part man.  He was (and is!) completely both.  In the expressions of Cyril of Alexandria, teh most important thinker at Ephesus, Jesus is 'a single reality' (mia physis)."
The chapters include:
  • Growing Up
  • Two Conversations
  • Baptism
  • The Human Condition
  • The Public Ministry
  • Learning and Teaching
  • Jesus at Prayer
  • Jesus and the Women
  • The Growing Crisis
  • The Garden
  • The Bridegroom Is Taken Away
  • Risen in the Flesh
  • Epilogue:  The Same Jesus
  • Appendix:  The New Adam
Reardon writes with attention to the historical setting and a clear handling of the Scriptures.  The Jesus We Missed will cause you to marvel at Jesus as Immanuel - God With Us!

The book can be ordered from by going HERE



Tesha said...

Oh wow looks good! I love books and really appreciate reviews! Thanks