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Best Jesus Books Reviewed & Ranked

Below I’ll give you my selections for the best Jesus books by a few categories. I will cover these and other great books more in depth later.

1. Jesus: A Pilgrimage (2016)

 Best Jesus Books Reviewed & RankedJames Martin, SJ, gifted storyteller, editor at large of America magazine, popular media commentator, and New York Times bestselling author of The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything, brings the Gospels to life in Jesus: A Pilgrimage, and invites believers and seekers alike to experience Jesus through Scripture, prayer and travel.Combining the fascinating insights of historical Jesus studies with profound spiritual insights about the Christ of faith, Father Martin recreates the world of first-century Galilee and Judea to usher you into Jesus's life and times…
Author(s): James Martin

2. Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus: A Devout Muslim Encounters Christianity (2018)

 Best Jesus Books Reviewed & RankedIn Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus, now expanded with new bonus content, Nabeel Qureshi describes his dramatic journey from Islam to Christianity, complete with friendships, investigations, and supernatural dreams along the way.Providing an intimate window into a loving Muslim home, Qureshi shares how he developed a passion for Islam before discovering, almost against his will, evidence that Jesus rose from the dead and claimed to be God. Unable to deny the arguments but not wanting to deny his family, Qureshi struggled with an inner turmoil that will challenge Christians, Muslims, and all those who are interested in the…
Author(s): Nabeel Qureshi, Lee Strobel

3. Jesus the King: Understanding the Life and Death of the Son of God (2013)

 Best Jesus Books Reviewed & RankedPreviously published in hardcover as King’s Cross Now, Timothy Keller, New York Times bestselling author of The Prodigal Prophet and the man Newsweek called a “C. S. Lewis for the twenty-first century,” unlocks new insights into the life of Jesus Christ as he explores how Jesus came as a king, but a king who had to bear the greatest burden anyone ever has. Jesus the King is Keller’s revelatory look at the life of Christ as told in the Gospel of Mark. In it, Keller shows how the story of Jesus is at once…
Author(s): Timothy Keller

4. Jesus Through Middle Eastern Eyes: Cultural Studies in the Gospels (2008)

 Best Jesus Books Reviewed & RankedBeginning with Jesus’ birth, Ken Bailey leads you on a kaleidoscopic study of Jesus throughout the four Gospels. Bailey examines the life and ministry of Jesus with attention to the Lord’s Prayer, the Beatitudes, Jesus’ relationship to women, and especially Jesus’ parables. Through it all, Bailey employs his trademark expertise as a master of Middle Eastern culture to lead you into a deeper understanding of the person and significance of Jesus within his own cultural context. With a sure but gentle hand, Bailey lifts away the obscuring layers of modern Western interpretation to reveal Jesus…
Author(s): Kenneth E. Bailey

5. Jesus in Me (2019)

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Author(s): Anne Graham Lotz

6. Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth (2014)

 Best Jesus Books Reviewed & Ranked  Two thousand years ago, an itinerant Jewish preacher walked across the Galilee, gathering followers to establish what he called the “Kingdom of God.” The revolutionary movement he launched was so threatening to the established order that he was executed as a state criminal. Within decades after his death, his followers would call him God.   Sifting through centuries of mythmaking, Reza Aslan sheds new light on one of history’s most enigmatic figures by examining Jesus through the lens of the tumultuous era in which he lived. Balancing the Jesus of the Gospels against the historical sources, Aslan describes a…
Author(s): Reza Aslan

7. Four Portraits, One Jesus: An Introduction to Jesus and the Gospels [4 PORTRAITS 1 JESUS] ()

 Best Jesus Books Reviewed & RankedPaperback Publisher: Zondervan Publishing Company (April 30, 2007) ASIN: B001TIGFUQ Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 86 customer reviews Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,731,061 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?…
Author(s): Apr 30, 2007

8. Mentor Like Jesus: His Radical Approach to Building the Church (2017)

 Best Jesus Books Reviewed & RankedThe church needs sold-out, all-in Jesus-followers. Disciples and disciple-makers. But where do you find them? How do you develop them? Look no further than how Jesus did it. The greatest leader and mentor of all time poured into 12 guys for a season. Those lives multiplied to build the church to over two billion who declare their belief in Christ today.Whether you're looking for a disciple-making system that actually works, or a methodology to develop the next generation of leaders for your church, Mentor Like Jesus will help you understand how it can…
Author(s): Regi Campbell, Andy Stanley

9. The Family of Jesus (1) (Life-Changing Bible Story Series) (2016)

 Best Jesus Books Reviewed & RankedThrough The Family of Jesus, readers will develop an emotional connection to the family members of Jesus, learning about their lives and falling in love with Scripture along the way. Bible studies and devotionals abound, and in churches everywhere people gather to seek a deeper understanding of God’s word and its application to their lives. But too often these studies engage only the analytic approach to Bible learning. In The Family of Jesus, #1 New York Times bestselling novelist Karen Kingsbury will make you laugh, cry, and ultimately care more deeply about the Bible by helping you grasp the truths in…
Author(s): Karen Kingsbury

10. Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus: How the Jewishness of Jesus Can Transform Your Faith (2018)

 Best Jesus Books Reviewed & RankedA rare chance to know Jesus as his first disciples knew him. What would it be like to journey back to the first century and sit at the feet of Rabbi Jesus as one of his Jewish disciples? How would your understanding of the gospel have been shaped by the customs, beliefs, and traditions of the Jewish culture in which you lived?Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus takes you on a fascinating tour of the Jewish world of Jesus, offering inspirational insights that can transform your faith. Ann Spangler and Lois Tverberg paint powerful scenes from Jesus’ ministry, immersing you in the prayers,…
Author(s): Ann Spangler, Lois Tverberg

11. In Sinu Jesu: When Heart Speaks to Heart — The Journal of a Priest at Prayer (2016)

 Best Jesus Books Reviewed & RankedHe was prompted to write down what he received, and thus was born In Sinu Jesu, whose pages shine with an intense luminosity and heart-warming fervor that speaks directly to the inner and outer needs of our time with a unique power to console and challenge.The pages of this remarkable record of spiritual communication range across, and plunge into, many fundamental aspects of the spiritual life: loving and being loved by God; the practice of prayer in all its dimensions; the unique power of Eucharistic adoration; trustful surrender to divine providence; the homage of silence; the…
Author(s): A Benedictine Monk

12. The Power of Jesus’ Names Interactive Workbook (2019)

 Best Jesus Books Reviewed & Ranked  Jesus’ name holds the power to heal and lift up. It comforts the brokenhearted. His name is mighty, but it’s not the only one the Son of God is known by.   This companion to Dr. Tony Evans’ The Power of Jesus’ Names DVD introduces you to the many facets of Jesus and His nature that are revealed by each of His names. Full of in-depth scriptural research and enriched by Dr. Evans’ relatable storytelling and practical application, you’ll find valuable insights through… Whether in a group or on your own, you will come to a more intimate understanding of…
Author(s): Tony Evans

13. The Jesus I Never Knew (2002)

 Best Jesus Books Reviewed & Ranked“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…
Author(s): Philip Yancey

14. The Gospel According to Jesus: What Does Jesus Mean When He Says Follow Me? (1994)

 Best Jesus Books Reviewed & RankedThe first edition of The Gospel According to Jesus won wide acclaim in confronting the ‘easy-believism’ that has characterized some quarters in evangelical Christianity. This expanded edition deepens the debate over ‘lordship salvation’ and the biblical understanding of faith and works in adding three new chapters and an appendix. The new chapters: – The Vine and the Branches – The Promise of Justification – Tetelestai! The Triumph is Complete — The appendix contains answers to the most often asked questions on the subject of what Jesus really meant when he said ‘Follow me.’…
Author(s): John F. MacArthur Jr.

Best Jesus Books Reviewed & Ranked

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This same Jesus

Author(s): Gloria Copeland
ID: 878037, Publisher: Harrison House , Year: [1997?], Size: 69 Kb, Format: epub

The day after Jesus heals you

Author(s): Donald Odon
ID: 878651, Publisher: David Alsobrook Ministries , Year: [197-?], Size: 97 Kb, Format: epub

The Yoga of Jesus: Understanding the Hidden Teachings of the Gospels

Author(s): Paramhansa Yogananda
ID: 2184303, Publisher: Self-Realization Fellowship, Year: Oct 2016, Size: 1 Mb, Format: epub

Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are truly chart-busters according to The Wall Street Journal, others are written by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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