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A Teacher of Strange Things (Digital)

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We’ve grown way too comfortable with the story of Jesus.

Nice man, right? Taught us to love one another. Said not to judge people. Tragically killed by his enemies. We celebrate his birthday every year.

It’s time to put away this small, safe version of Jesus, says Cy Kellett (host, Catholic Answers Live). Nobody that bland could have transformed the world as he did. In A Teacher of Strange Things, Cy presents Jesus Christ undiluted by sentiment or familiarity, with all his radical words and deeds uncensored.

Who was Jesus? What did he claim to be? Why did he captivate his followers and foes alike? Should we separate the “Jesus of history” from the “Jesus of faith”?

What did Jesus teach? Did he really say he’s the only way? When he commanded us to love and not to sin, what did that mean? Which doctrines did he take for granted and which did he turn upside-down?

Why do people still follow him? Where does Jesus still live and teach today? How does Jesus fit in a modern world moving away from God? Is it really possible to be friends with someone who died 2,000 years ago?  

Cy takes you on a journey of discovery through these questions and many more, helping you see with fresh eyes the once-familiar Jesus Christ. If you are a seeker, you will rethink everything you took for granted about him. If you are his follower, you will come to love him with new and greater zeal.

"Cy Kellett takes on one of the most difficult tasks for any author - introducing people to person and work of Jesus. In A Teacher of Strange Things, Kellett strikes a great balance between telling us about Jesus and allowing Jesus to introduce himself. Kellett focuses on the very points that the world increasingly and desperately needs to hear. A great book to give to searchers and cradle-Catholics alike!" - Gary Michuta, Author of Why Catholic Bibles are Bigger
“Cy Kellett’s book provides insights into the real Jesus—the Jesus we need, whether or not he is also the Jesus we happen to want. Since Christians should be interested in the real Jesus, Cy Kellett’s book is a ‘must-read’. It helps us avoid the trap of fashioning a Jesus in our image, rather than allowing him to reshape us.” - Mark Brumley, author of The Seven Deadly Sins of Apologetics

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4 Reviews

  • 5

    This book is revealing so much about Jesus Christ; that I never thought about.

    Posted by Patricia Rutherford on Apr 1st 2023

    I would recommend everyone read this book

  • 5

    The perfect introduction

    Posted by Scott DeBoer on Feb 15th 2023

    It's a great introduction to who Jesus is. Takes deep topics and makes them accessible to the average reader. Definitely helped deepen my faith.

  • 5

    Recomendatio to read it

    Posted by E. Wündsch on Sep 10th 2021

    Interesting way to present our Lord, Jesus. Simple but profound in knowledge and faith. I recommend it to those who has the responsibility to guide children and youth in the path of the love to Christ and His commandments.

  • 5

    This book just falls in your lap

    Posted by Lisa Wheeler on Jul 25th 2021

    I’ve been a Christian all my life , so I didn’t think this book would offer me anything new or beneficial. Boy was I wrong. Things I have never really been able to wrap my brain around Cy explained with such simplicity that I wondered how I missed them and what else do I need to learn? I was humbled by this book and have plenty of highlights to go back and ponder. I have recommended this book to lots of friends. It’s also a PERFECT book for someone who doesn’t know anything about Jesus. I think if I had to recommend books to someone who is exploring Jesus from ground zero, aside from the Bible, I would give them CS Lewis’ mere Christianity and Cy Kellett’s Teacher of Strange Things.

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