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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (7,405 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Philip Yancey Narrator: Bill Richards Publisher: HarperCollins Christian Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2003 ISBN: 9780310261575
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"There is no writer in the evangelical world that I admire and appreciate more." —Billy Graham

Philip Yancey helps reveal what two thousand years of history covered up….

What happens when a respected Christian journalist decides to put his preconceptions aside and take a long look at the Jesus described in the Gospels? How does the Jesus of the New Testament compare to the "new, rediscovered" Jesus—or even the Jesus we think we know so well? Philip Yancey offers a new and different perspective on the life of Christ and his work—his teachings, his miracles, his death and resurrection—and ultimately, who he was and why he came.

From the manger in Bethlehem to the cross in Jerusalem, Yancey presents a complex character who generates questions as well as answers; a disturbing and exhilarating Jesus who wants to radically transform your life and stretch your faith. The Jesus I Never Knew uncovers a Jesus who is brilliant, creative, challenging, fearless, compassionate, unpredictable, and ultimately satisfying. "No one who meets Jesus ever stays the same," says Yancey. "Jesus has rocked my own preconceptions and has made me ask hard questions about why those of us who bear his name don't do a better job of following him."

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joy | 2/19/2014

    " If you love to study the Word, you will enjoy this book. Definitely not a quick read. It's one to pour over, with your highlighter in hand. Gives you plenty to mull over and draws you into a deeper relationship with the Lord. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mom | 2/12/2014

    " I especially thought the section about the Beatitudes was exquisite. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 2/8/2014

    " Loved this book, I read it when I was nineteen and it made the life and world Jesus inhabitated come to life for me. Excellent book! I love this author. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura | 2/4/2014

    " I thought this was such a great book. It really challenged my thinking about Jesus by pointing me back to what we actually know about Jesus from the Bible. It gave me great perspective on what Jesus was like and what mattered to him and challenged me to live more like him and that is quite different from some of the stereotypes presented by society and church as well. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah-eve | 2/2/2014

    " Loved certain chapters, others I found too moralizing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Miriah | 1/30/2014

    " An amazing and in-depth overview of what a difference Jesus has made in our lives. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mindy Worley | 1/18/2014

    " A great insight into different events of the life of Jesus. Yancey really has a way of digging deeper and putting a new slant on stories you've heard a million times. I highly recommend this book to anyone at all interested in the life of Jesus. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tammy Anderson | 12/20/2013

    " One of the best books I've ever read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 11/29/2013

    " Easter was such an appropriate day to finish reading this book! Yancey doesn't shy away from mystery and apparent contradiction. He stays true to the context of Jesus' life and expands on what it all means for those of us who believe. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Philip Smith | 11/28/2013

    " Learned great things about Jesus! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather Pulley | 8/24/2013

    " This books gives one a lot to ponder about the person of Jesus. I especially liked the examination of the Sermon on the Mount and how radical Jesus' words must have been to those hearing them. Yancey gives some good guidelines on how to better understand Jesus and how to live a life more like His. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael d'Offay | 8/8/2013

    " Brilliant reexamination of the life of Jesus, taking away our preconceived ideas and childhood images. A classic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Caitlin Bishop | 5/15/2013

    " I highly recommend this. Especially if you are of the human species...you should definitely read this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Teresa | 4/28/2013

    " Author of this book presents the work of Christ, his teachings, lessons, miracles and death. He examines who Jesus was and why having him in our lives will drastically change every aspect of our being. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debbie | 4/26/2013

    " I really loved this book. Yancey takes a well known subject and gives some great fresh insights. It really made me think about my preconceived notions of Jesus and attempt to see him in a new light. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andy | 9/8/2012

    " Not a commentary, yet wonderful insite on Jesus' character. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kyle | 8/23/2012

    " This book was wonderful. It completely changed the way I think about Jesus and made me re-fall in love with Him and divorce all the religious stuff. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Danny Burdess | 8/14/2012

    " Maybe the best book I have ever read! A real game changer. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nancy Devlin | 6/11/2012

    " good read - easy- no real aha moments for me though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 5/26/2012

    " This book helped expand the way I looked at Jesus "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dillon | 4/17/2012

    " Not great. There are a lot better books on Christianity, I hate to say. I didn't care for this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kranthi Raj | 8/5/2011

    " I never like the writing style of Philip, Since it is not attracting & pulling. But he is the only author, whom I try to collect and read all of his books. The insights are great. The way he deals with the core of the issue can be very well related to the human choas. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jill | 4/4/2011

    " One thing I really like about Yancey is the way he breaks through the predictable. He seems to write books based on questions he himself has. I would recommend this if you want a non-religious look at the person of Jesus (but nothing beats Matthew, Mark, Luke and John). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John | 3/4/2011

    " Another one of my all-time favorite Christian books. If you want a fresh perspective at Jesus...here you go. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shawna | 2/16/2011

    " Amazing read! Really makes you think! I had never thought about Jesus the man before he became Jesus the really big deal. He was a kid, a teen...it's just so interesting to think about! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashley Lane | 1/22/2011

    " This was a really powerful book, but also a nice read.
    Highly recommended it!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael | 1/7/2011

    " Yancey totally transformed my thinking in regards to Jesus and the realities in His life! Probably is his best work ever! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elise | 12/12/2010

    " Interesting book, read it for an intro to bible class. Made it easier to relate to Jesus as a human. "God incarnate" was always a bit intimidating to me and this book helped me view Jesus as more than a just god's version of someone you'd want to hang out with. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christopher | 11/3/2010

    " Practical stories helped me know Christ more. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tracey | 10/10/2010

    " Enjoyed the book! Has a lot of information and details that made it a challenge to read daily. Had to come back to it to read more. I felt a sense of accomplishment after reading it, and overall, enjoyed the experience. "

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About the Author
Author Philip Yancey

Philip Yancey worked for ten years as an editor and then publisher for Campus Life magazine. In 1980 he and his wife Janet moved to Chicago where he began a career as a freelance writer. They moved to Colorado in 1992. He is the author of 20 books, three of them coauthored with Dr. Paul Brand. He is grateful to be able to make a living writing about the questions that interest him.