Men in the Bible: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Paulist Press, 2005 - 199 páginas
MEN IN THE BIBLE explores the lives of twelve men whose lives figure prominently in Scripture--six each from the Old and New Testaments. Throughout the text, John O'Grady is careful to keep these stories in perspective and focuses on the historical and archaeological evidence surrounding them. The profiles presented here represent the entire span of biblical history from Adam and Abraham to Jesus and his followers. Among them are such familiar figures as Moses, David, Jeremiah, Jesus, John the Baptist, Peter, and Judas. Apart from Jesus, all the subjects in this book have flaws--some of them quite serious. Often their noble qualities are obscured by such negative traits as pettiness, meanness, jealousy, anger, and pride. These bad and ugly aspects make the rough edges more than evident. Yet, these same individuals are bound together by a common faith in God. Even Judas must have had considerable talents and generosity to be included among the twelve disciples. As in biblical times, people today also represent a spectrum of traits, some good, some bad, and some downright ugly. But the author demonstrates that, because of the goodness of God, the bad and the ugly never eradicate the presence of goodness. He explains how such stories from the past can serve as examples for people today. By fully understanding the character of each of the men covered in this work, we can overcome the dark side of our natures and learn to become stronger and better people.
Comentarios de la gente - Escribir un comentario
No encontramos ningún comentario en los lugares habituales.
Followers of Jesus
Abraham accept Acts actual Adam ancient apostle appears Assyria became become believe Beloved Disciple Bible bring called century changed chapter Christ Christians church comes continues covenant created David death divine early earth evident evil exists Exodus experience explain expressed fail faith Father final followers future Genesis give glory God's Gospel Hebrew hope human individuals Isaiah Israel Jeremiah Jerusalem Jesus Jewish Jews John Judas king kingdom land leader light lived Lord Luke Mark Matt Matthew meaning Messiah ministry Moses never offers Old Testament origin Paul perhaps period person Peter preaching present Press priest probably promised prophet refers relationship religious remains responsibility role Roman seems sense speaks Spirit story suffering teaching tell tion tradition true Twelve understanding wanted women worship York