Book Description: What kind of answers hold fast in Jewish Christian apologetics? Answers that are fair. Answers that are detailed. And above all, answers that respond to actual objections. In the first of three volumes of Answering Jewish Objections to Jesus, Michael Brown provides defensible answers. He addresses the same arguments that arise in his dialogue and debate with friends, rabbis, and anti-missionaries. Some objections include:
I was a born a Jew and I will die a Jew. I won't betray my ancestors. If Jesus is the Jewish Messiah, why isn't there peace on earth? Christians have always hated and persecuted the Jewish people!
Brown knows all about such objections. At age sixteen, he discovered Jesus was the Jewish Messiah, and it changed his life. Called to defend his new faith, Brown went on to master Hebrew, earning his Ph.D. in Semitic languages. In the past decades he has established himself as a leading Jewish Christian apologist.
Brown brings together his learning and his love for his people to answer thirty-five commonly heard objections. He provides believers and seekers alike with honest, spiritually focused answers, thoroughly documented with notes.
About the Author: Michael L. Brown (Ph.D., Near Eastern Languages and Literature, New York University) is president of the Brownsville Revival School of Ministry near Pensacola, Florida, where he resides. He is also adjunct professor at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and Fuller Theological Seminary.
Our Review: Wow! These books are good! It is hard to hold back the enthusiasm I have for this work. Answering Jewish Objections to Jesus is written by a Jew for Jews. The author, Michael Brown, is a Messianic Jew who knows all the objections that unbelieving Jews, whether Orthodox, Reform, etc., have against accepting Yeshua as the promised Messiah, having publicly debated several leading Rabbis on the topic. Through his experiences working and talking with Jews, Brown has compiled their objections and his corresponding answers in a series of books that are hard to put down. However, you don't have to be Jewish to enjoy and learn from these books for they serve as a valuable study tool for Christians as well. If you know a non-Messianic Jew or someone that has rejected Yeshua as Savior in favor of traditional Judaism that is still awaiting their messiah, then please consider giving these books as a gift, prayerfully trusting that God will open their eyes to the truth.
Of the 35 objections dealing with general and historical matters listed in Volume One here is a sample:
Of the 28 objections dealing with theological matters listed in Volume Two here is a sample:
Book Description: "The Torah doesn't speak of Jesus at all!" "You're completely misinterpreting Isaiah!" "This verse has absolutely nothing to do with your Jesus! It's not even a messianic prophecy!" "As for the real messianic prophecies, Jesus fulfilled none of them." These are some objections raised by Jews regarding Jesus as the Messiah. Using the Hebrew Bible, rabbinic texts, and the New Testament, Dr. Michael Brown provides thorough answers to nearly forty such objections. This third installment of Answering Jewish Objections to Jesus looks specifically at questions raised about messianic prophecies in Isaiah, Daniel, Psalms, Haggai, and Zechariah. It's an invaluable resource for seekers and for anyone wanting to point students of the Torah to Jesus.
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