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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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Cy Kellett
2 Softcover Books, 224 pgs
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4 Reviews

  • 5
    Thank you Cy Kellett

    Posted by steve mieczkowski on Oct 31st 2021

    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.

  • 5
    Cy can really tell a good story

    Posted by Vincent Farrell on Aug 25th 2021

    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.

  • 5
    I starting to re-read this interesting and valuiaable book.

    Posted by David W Foley on Aug 22nd 2021

    I'll have more information later.

  • 5
    A Teacher of Strange Things

    Posted by Sharon L Tate on Jul 31st 2021

    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.

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