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The Unexpected Jesus: The Truth Behind His Biblical Names (Sproul)

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Jesus divides history, your birthday is determined by his! But why should that be? This is a man who evokes the widest polarisation of opinion of any historical figure: devotion from some, vitriolic abuse by others and astonishing indifference from many. Today most people just don't know who he really was, or is, or don't care. People still put forward all kinds of ideas about who he was. Books like 'The Da Vinci Code' propose that he was only a man (in which case why are his descendants so important?).

Many religions have other ideas - everyone has an opinion whether based on fact or fiction. Those for and against have often resorted to name- calling, but in the Bible Jesus was both called by, and gave himself, unusual names. Noted theologian, R. C. Sproul, seeks to enlighten us by investigating what those names actually mean. From there he determines what Jesus set out to do. Jesus is no mere historical figure, he is as important in the 21st century as he was when he walked the earth. 

Table of Contents: 

Part One: Jesus: Who is he?

1. The Son of Man 

2. Prophet and Christ 

3. The Mystery of the Messiah 

4. Jesus Is Lord 

5. The Glory of God 

6. Bishop of Our Souls 

Part Two: Jesus: What did he do? 

7. The Need for an Atonement 

8. Sin and Redemption 

9. Christ Our Ransom 

10. Blessing or Curse? 

11. Securing our Faith 

12. Justification by Faith 

About the Author 

R. C. Sproul (Drs, Free University of Amsterdam) is founder and chairman of Ligonier Ministries. He has written more than sixty books. Dr. Sproul was professor of systematic theology and apologetics at Knox Theological Seminary in Fort Lauderdale until 2004 and, before that, taught at Reformed Theological Seminary. He serves as senior minister of preaching and teaching at Saint Andrew’s Chapel, Sanford, Florida, and teaches on the national daily radio program Renewing Your Mind.