The First Days of Jesus: The Story of the Incarnation

Andreas J. Kostenberger Alexander Stewart Justin Taylor

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The First Days of Jesus: The Story of the Incarnation

The First Days of Jesus The Story of the Incarnation A bright star A lowly manger Shepherds keeping watch over their flocks Everyone knows at least something about the first Christmas But there s to the story than what can be contained on a greeting car

  • Title: The First Days of Jesus: The Story of the Incarnation
  • Author: Andreas J. Kostenberger Alexander Stewart Justin Taylor
  • ISBN: 9781433542787
  • Page: 250
  • Format: Paperback
  • A bright star A lowly manger Shepherds keeping watch over their flocks Everyone knows at least something about the first Christmas But there s to the story than what can be contained on a greeting card Investigating the social, cultural, and political background to the New Testament narratives, this prequel to The Final Days of Jesus The Most Important Week of tA bright star A lowly manger Shepherds keeping watch over their flocks Everyone knows at least something about the first Christmas But there s to the story than what can be contained on a greeting card Investigating the social, cultural, and political background to the New Testament narratives, this prequel to The Final Days of Jesus The Most Important Week of the Most Important Person Who Ever Lived explores the real meaning of Christ s birth in a fresh and compelling way Perfect for those looking for something to read during Advent, this book combines scholarly insights with warm reflections in order to inform the mind and stir the soul.

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    1. Amanda Geaney (Christian Shelf-Esteem) on said:

      What I loved about The First Days of Jesus is how Andreas J. Köstenberger & Alexander Stewart have redrawn the lines between cultural Christmas and biblical Christmas. Their book caused me to slow down and read more deeply into John’s prologue and the birth narratives found in Matthew and Luke’s gospels. Köstenberger and Stewart, as New Testament scholars, drew my attention to subtleties in these narratives and explained the different ways in which the original language could be interp [...]

    2. Jeanie on said:

      The world is a broken place filled with broken people, and we cannot fix ourselves with better education, economic mobility, or peaceful relationships. This brings us back to the biblical explanation and solution. The world is broken because of sin, and we need a supernatural solution to the problem. The First Days of Jesus is the solution to the problem. The author takes the 4 gospel accounts of Matthew, Luke, Mark and John and zero's in on the birth of Jesus. Going back to the prophetic word o [...]

    3. Jude St. John on said:

      Generally speaking prequels, at least when it comes to movies, receive mixed reviews at best. They often lack the appeal that the original movies from which they spawned command. However, The First Days of Jesus, sort of a prequel to The Final Days of Jesus, matches the accomplishments of its predecessor.The authors, Andreas Kostenberger and Alexander Stewart, describe The First Days of Jesus as “a guidebook for reading and encountering the Gospel infancy narratives” which “will examine a [...]

    4. Elizabeth Kruit on said:

      Thorough exploration of the first coming of Jesus ChristThe author delves into the birth narrative of Jesus Christ from a variety of angles to illuminate this well known account.

    5. Jimmy on said:

      If you think you heard it all and exhausted all there is to learn concerning the birth of Christ or the incarnation think again. This book is written by two New Testament professors who offer their insights into passages that cover the infant narrative of Jesus Christ. Though I felt the book started slowly and I was initially concerned whether there would be new things I can learn nevertheless as the book progressed I found it fulfilled my expectation of learning about the birth of Jesus and the [...]

    6. E on said:

      Decent. Basically what you would expect from the subtitle. Takes a look at the advent narratives of Matthew and Luke, as well as a few verses from John 1 (the portion of the book addressing the Fourth Gospel did not fit in well with the rest of the material, but was nevertheless a fair expounding of that chapter). The book is not super-detailed but does deal with the necessary issues that these chapters raise (was Quirinius even governor of Syria when Jesus was born, for instance). The book got [...]

    7. Glenn on said:

      *The First Days of Jesus* by Andreas Kostenberger and Alexander Stewart is an excellent exposition of the birth narrative stories found in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and John. As a pastor, I needed a text that would refresh and reinvigorate my understanding of these beautiful stories as I approached another Christmas season. Without a doubt, the insights shared by these authors not only improved my teaching but also brought a renewed appreciation for the doctrine of the incarnation as a vital [...]

    8. Jeremy on said:

      Kostenberger and Stewart's commentary on the incarnation passages were excellent, as was their personal application. The appendix on Jewish expectations of the Messiah were a great resource. I'd complement this with some of Craig Evans' observations in his great book The Fabrication of Jesus. This was a great way to meditate on the key texts, especially John 1 (Kostenberger is a world-class scholar on the Gospel of John), where the exposition really shines.

    9. Haley Bartell on said:

      A well-sequenced Advent devotional, although the majority of the book focuses more on synchronizing the beginnings of 3 Gospels than on analyzing the significance of their content. The presentation is dry, but does have a fascinating perspective on the cross-driven life of Christ, from prophesies to childhood. Get through the first 80 pages, and you will be met with reward at one of the most articulate and succinct descriptions of Covenant theology I have come across.

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