Thomas Cahill: Jesus' Little Instruction Book

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This is a wonderful little book compiled by the brilliant scholar and writer Thomas Cahill It showcases uotations of Jesus from the gospels in a roverbs like format The uotations are organized by themes and associated with Interplay: The Process of Interpersonal Communication phases in Jesus life and ministry Cahillrovides occasional footnotes and historical commentary that further opens up these teachings As N T Wright discusses in his 2012 book How God Became King the Forgotten Story of the Gospels most Christians learn mostly about Jesus birth narratives and crucifixion accounts His actual teachings are skipped over N T Wright even contrasts Jesus actual teachings with what Christianity came to teach in His name This little book is an excellent resource for Christian and non Christian to read the actual teachings of Jesus as recorded in the gospel. Jesus' teachings have reached across two millenia inspiring informing and uplifting Cast On, Bets Off people from all walks of life  In this elegant little volume a noted religiousublisher and biblical student has collec.

S New copies are still available on line for a few dollars that make delightful gifts for many occasions A lovely compilation of uotes from the gospels A great guide for new believers Skims the surface however Cahill s use of the non standard New Jerusalem Bible will intrigue even the most jaded daily Bible reader well worth the time spent I like Thomas Cahill very much as a historian His Hinges of History books I ve read two so far are wonderful How the Irish Saved Civilization is a wonderful romp through the Middle Ages and Desire of the Everlasting Hills is one of the best comprehensive books about the orgins of Christianity that I have ever read Cahill is an excellent writer and insightful historian and a joy to read Jesus Little Instruction Book though was a disappointment Essentially nearly Ted Jesus' key messenges culled from the Gospels  Organized thematically Jesus' words speak directly to contemporary lives and convey a man unlike any other man whose life contains a message for all  En.

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Very thing Jesus says in the synoptic Gospels and a much thinner selection of sayings from the Gospel of John are laid out somewhat thematically I m not sure if it was the lack of context ie not having the narrative surrounding the sayings and stories of Jesus or the translation which I had never heard of before but this book is flat Boring even It s like Cahill just snipped Jesus words out of his Bible and Private Elisha Stockwell, Jr., Sees The Civil War pasted them into a book I found this book neither informative nor insightful With that said I am very much looking forward to reading the next two of Cahill s Hinges series The Gift of the Jews and Why the Greeks Matter This is a little book of uotes from the Gospels including a couple from non canonical Gospels if I am not mistaken A nicelyut together collection of inspiring sayings and Past Lives, Future Lives parable. Gaging and nondoctrinal commentary throughoutlaces the sayings in their historical context and drawn to this simple and beautiful rendering of Jesus' uniue an even today unconventional message for the hea.

Born in New York City to Irish American parents and raised in ueens and the Bronx Cahill was educated by Jesuits and studied ancient Greek and Latin He continued his study of Greek and Latin literature as well as medieval philosophy scripture and theology at Fordham University where he completed a BA in classical literature and philosophy in 1964 and a pontifical degree in philosophy in