Hard Sayings of Jesus has ratings and 11 reviews. Adam said: As our society becomes more and more oriented toward the soundbite and internet chatter. 28 Aug Available in: Paperback. Like his original hearers many people today find Jesus’ sayings hard. Some sayings are hard because they are. World-renowned New Testament scholar Bruce examines 70 sayings that are hard to understand or apply and clears away the difficulties that keep modern.

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Overall, a good book for the researcher and enthusiast. A short but very good book about the hard sayings of Jesus in the Gospels. Read for personal research – found this book’s contents helpful and inspiring – number rating relates to the book’s contribution to my needs.

Sep 14, Justin rated it liked it Shelves: Trivia About Hard Sayings of J Bruce—with a gift for succinctly explaining historical context and rhetorical technique—gives us an invaluable and detailed map through what has, with relative suddenness, become difficult territory for the modern reader. Apr off, Ian Rees rated it liked it Shelves: As a part of my ministry serving amongst the Roma people of Albania, I f.f.bfuce be conducting Bible studies to non-believers as a tool for evangelism.

All of His teachings make b Many of those who listened to Jesus during His earthly ministry and those who read His words in the Gospels today find many of His teachings hard to understand and difficult to live by.

To ask other readers questions about Hard Sayings of Jesusplease sign up. Bruce reviews seventy “hard sayings” of Jesus from the gospels, and, as such, can only afford to give each passage one or two pages. In covering 70 passages, Bruce only gives a few pages to each, so he rarely pushes deep and he’s not often too surprising.

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Imparting the truth behind some of these more difficult teachings of Christ to both the non-believers and believers alike will certainly help them truly understand who Jesus is. Refresh and try again. Hendrik rated it liked it Oct 25, There are some interesting nuggets and some dry interpretations.


So, I would feel comfortable recommending this book to educated laity.

Hard Sayings of Jesus

Jeremy Wetherell rated it really liked it Mar 20, John Sheehan rated it really liked it Oct 28, The scholar in me often wanted him to go further and deeper in his explanations, but he gave sufficient evidence for his statements in most cases. Sep 19, Greg Dill rated it really liked it. It probably works better as a devotional or a read-with-breakfast sort of thing rather than a book to just sit down and read straight through. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

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People f.f.vruce familiar with ideas such as Q or “pillar sayings” may need to do a bit of research to better understand his insights, but most of the chapters would not require this. Furthermore, I will be f.f.brude Bible studies to new believers and will help disciple them into mature and faithful followers of Jesus Christ.

Jesus taught many things that ran against the grain of society and were counter to the culture of His day.

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Julius Rola rated it did not like it Apr 10, Preview — Hard Sayings of Jesus by F. There is minimal work with Greek or Aramaic. Bruce examines seventy of the hard sayings of Jesus to clear away the cultural and historical difficulties which keep us from grappling with the real challenge of Jesus’ message. As our society becomes more and more oriented toward the soundbite and internet chatter, we’re quickly losing the ability to read truly important, enduring books with any depth.

It’s a nice book to have as a resource, but it’s not the most exciting read. Bruce Gimbel rated it it was amazing Oct 20, Why would Jesus who taught peace and non-violence contradict himself and do such a thing? How are we to understand Jesus’ stateme How many of us have ever read one of Jesus’ sayings in the Gospels and said, “I wonder what that means?

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Was He speaking to the generation of the disciples, or was He speaking of a future generation? Even still, a worthwhile read.

Most books are rated related to their usefulness and contributions to my research. The chapters are usually pages, which makes it suitable as a tool for daily devotional reading.

I enjoy the scholars for all the historical and theological nuggets they f.f.bduce which you won’t find in popular works. Paperbackpages.

What did Jesus mean when He said, “unless you eat the flesh of the Son of man and drink his blood, you have no life in you” Jn 6: F.f.bguce 30, Nick rated it f.v.bruce liked it Shelves: Although his writing is simplistic and has a lack of depth, this book would be good for someone seeking to get a brief overview of one of Jesus’ teachings.

Bruce has helpfully worked through 70 of these hard sayings in the chronological order in which they are found in the Gospels. He made no provisions in offending those who were in authority, and was often found praising those who were sayijgs the trash heap of society.

Jesus often used spiritual allegory, parables, and symbolic illustrations to help teach certain truths to His disciples. I believe Bruce clearly differentiated the two throughout his book and clearly articulated what is to be taken as symbolic versus literal. I confess I wasn’t always sure from some of the chapters whether Bruce wasn’t giving too much ground to liberal scholars in his interpretation of these sayings, but generally he tackles them head on and gives useful insight into the difficulties they present and how we might understand them.

I enjoyed f.f.burce of the insights Bruce brought to the table. Again, Bruce cleared up this matter o well in that the swords are not literal, but a figurative understanding of what the disciples will soon experience.