A Jewish person has different objections to Jesus than an atheist, yet most apologetics books are geared toward conversing with non-religious people about the gospel. Michael L. Brown, a Jewish believer in Jesus, has been writing popular books on talking with Jews about the Messiah for years. Now he takes those discussions even further with this newest volume of Answering Jewish Objections to Jesus.
It focuses on the New Testament and traditional Jewish objections to Jesus, giving believers the important background information they need when discussing matters of faith with people who share many of their beliefs. This book is the perfect starting point for gentile and Jewish Christians who wish to speak intelligently with their Jewish friends or family.
“The New Testament is full of historical inaccuracies.”
“The Gospels portray a mythical Jesus.”
“Jesus was a false prophet.”
Jewish people commonly raise objections to Christianity based on the New Testament. In the fourth volume of his highly regarded series, Michael Brown explains the Christian response to thirty-four such objections. He addresses questions about issues such as how the New Testament quotes and interprets the Old Testament, the historical accuracy of the New Testament, apparent contradictions in the Gospels and the rest of the New Testament, pagan influences on Christian teachings, and whether Jesus abolished the Torah
With detailed responses based on careful research of the Hebrew Bible, Rabbinic texts, and the New Testament, Brown thoroughly and respectfully answers these objections and invites Jewish seekers to consider the possibility that the new covenant they have been waiting for is already here.
“This is a wonderful resource for study of the relationship between Christianity and Judaism.”–Darrell Bock, research professor of New Testament studies and professor of spiritual development and culture, Dallas Theological Seminary
“There is no other contemporary resource like this, and it will no doubt be useful in countering not just Jewish objections but the objections of so many other skeptics and naysayers of the New Testament.”–David Brickner, executive director, Jews for Jesus
“Brown’s answers to objections are carefully thought out, honest, and well researched. His work provides a useful model on how to do apologetics for all who are interested in articulating and defending the Christian faith”–Craig Keener, professor of New Testament studies, Palmer Theological Seminary of Eastern University
About the Author
Michael L. Brown (Ph.D., New York University) is the founder and president of the FIRE School of Ministry in Pensacola, Florida. He has preached around the world and authored more than a dozen books on revival, holiness, radical discipleship, and Jewish apologetics along with scholarly works in Old Testament and Hebrew studies.