Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Our Daily Bread Jesus Sourcebook - A Review

Our Daily Bread
Jesus Sourcebook

George W. Knight

A Review

George Knight has put together a helpful dictionary on the life of Christ. Given its size (272 pages), the book probably is better aimed at the lay audience than the scholar. However, it will have a place on this pastor's bookshelf. Besides having standard dictionary entries, the book also has collected various entries into tables of connected topics. A table on page 190 collects entries related to the "Various Teachings of Jesus".  Similarly, entries drawn from "The Sermon On The Mount" are collected together on page 170 (see the example below).  

This is in addition to a separate entry on "The Sermon on the Mount" found on page 161. There are approximately 25 of these summaries scattered throughout the book and  summed up in the "Introduction" with page numbers (missing from my arc) planned for the completed book. Though not a scholarly edition, it is based on scholarly work done by others. And because of that, this book would make a valuable edition to the layman's, the pastor's, and the church's library.  

This review is based on a free electronic copy provided by the publisher for the purpose of creating this review. The opinions are mine alone.

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