(PRWEB) October 30, 2017
“The Good News Paradigm: The Gospel According to Jesus”: a study of Scripture providing the underlying meaning of passages that may be missed in more obvious readings. “The Good News Paradigm: The Gospel According to Jesus” is the creation of published author J.C. Ward, a well-traveled lifelong student of Christianity who lives in the beautiful Ozark Mountains of northwest Arkansas with his wife of more than forty years.
Ward explains, “Most Christians have some degree of familiarity with the Gospels according to Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Fewer Christians have the same familiarity with the gospel according to Jesus. This gospel is something Jesus taught using figurative language such as parables and metaphors.”
This study examines the figurative parables, phrases, and words that are attributed to Jesus and His disciples. As an example, Matthew records that Jesus emphatically states, “Do not think that I came to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace but a sword” (Matt. 10:34). This statement alone appears to contradict with what most Christians believe a peace-loving Jesus represents!
What is the gospel or “good news” that Jesus taught? What is the figurative meaning of words such as “sword,” “leprosy,” and “water” for example? Did Jesus raise people from the dead back to a physical life? Did Jesus feed thousands with a few loaves of bread? Is there a figurative understanding to the miracle parables? Did Jesus confirm that sin is original? What did Jesus say about His return? These and other Biblical questions are addressed and explained by Jesus and presented in this study for the reader’s contemplation.
Published by Christian Faith Publishing, J.C. Ward‘s new book is a thought-provoking study of the words of Jesus as they have been written through early Christian history and a contemplation of their sometimes hidden meaning.
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