Take each issue and work through it individually. Make up your own mind. Try to enjoy, yet be challenged by this labor of love.
Bel Air, MD (Vocus) September 29, 2010
After presenting a well thought out argument, Joseph A. Butta Jr. leaves the final call up to readers in The Jewish People and Jesus: Is it time for Reconciliation? You Decide. (published by AuthorHouse). In his new book, Butta uses his background in Middle Eastern studies to develop a case for reconciliation between the Jewish people and Jesus.
Butta thinks and reasons with readers, helping them make an informed decision. He attempts to accurately portray traditional Jewish objections to reading the New Covenant and accepting it at face value. Butta provides an answer for readers who question the difference.
His argument is carefully mapped out in an easy-to-follow format – Objection, Response, Segue. The Jewish People and Jesus is well-researched and includes an extensive list of religious sources.
Butta explains that both traditional Jewish people and believers in Jesus accept the Old Covenant as divinely inspired by God, but they differ in terms of interpretation. Jews determine the interpretation based on the Oral Torah and Christians base their interpretation on the New Covenant Scriptures. This leads the ultimate question to be – Which source is most accurate in its interpretation?
Butta describes the words of Moses, David, and the Prophets in relation to the Messiah in this intriguing new book. He allows his personal opinions to take a back seat to factual information, giving readers a chance to arrive at their own decisions. Butta advises readers to: “Take each issue and work through it individually. Make up your own mind. Try to enjoy, yet be challenged by this labor of love.”
Joseph A. Butta Jr. is an independent analyst with a background in Middle Eastern studies, including the three monotheistic religions that began in that region. He has given cultural presentations on the Middle East nationally and internationally. Butta also teaches church groups about the religions of the Middle East. This is his first book.
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