A Teacher of Strange Things: Who Jesus Was, What He Taught, and Why People Still Follow Him - Buy One, Get One Free!
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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.
2 Softcover Books, 224 pgs
While ‘A Teacher of Strange Things’ provides us with the knowledge of who Jesus really was and what he wants for all of us in a way never seen before, Cy Kellett has also challenged us to take this knowledge and us it. If after reading this book if you don’t feel a passion to evangelize, you aren’t doing Catholicism right.
The work is very approachable. He weaves a few harder lessons in the book in a way that is both fully Orthodox and entertaining. That’s what makes the book great to give away as you know - even if the person is not yet Catholic- they will enjoy it. Hope this is the first from a long line of his work.
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Truly appreciated the straight forward, easy to interpret. Spells out who Jesus is, his desire to be in relationship with his creation. Who the apostle's were, Peter's relationship with Jesus. What kind of relationship wants with us. Easy read, very informative at a foundational level. Perhaps Cy, could write something on how to get into a closer relationship with Jesus and learn to love like Jesus.