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Written by Kenneth E. Bailey
Narrated by Lloyd James
16 hours, 25 minutes
Released 4/2/2020
Inter Varsity Press
ISBN #97


Beginning with Jesus' birth, Ken Bailey leads you on a kaleidoscopic study of Jesus throughout the four Gospels. Bailey examines the life and ministry of Jesus with attention to the Lord's Prayer, the Beatitudes, Jesus' relationship to women, and especially Jesus' parables. Through it all, Bailey employs his trademark expertise as a master of Middle Eastern culture to lead you into a deeper understanding of the person and significance of Jesus within his own cultural context. With a sure but gentle hand, Bailey lifts away the obscuring layers of modern Western interpretation to reveal Jesus in the light of his actual historical and cultural setting. This entirely new material from the pen of Ken Bailey is a must-have for any student of the New Testament. If you have benefited from Bailey's work over the years, this audiobook will be a welcome and indispensable addition to your library. If you are unfamiliar with Bailey's work, this audiobook will introduce you to a very old yet entirely new way of understanding Jesus.

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Kenneth E. Bailey (Th.D., Concordia Seminary, St. Louis) is an author, lecturer and emeritus research professor of Middle Eastern New Testament studies for the Tantur Ecumenical Institute in Jerusalem. He spent forty years living and teaching New Testament in Egypt, Lebanon, Jerusalem and Cyprus, and has written many books in English and Arabic, including The Cross the Prodigal, Poet Peasant, Through Peasant Eyes, Jacob the Prodigal and Finding the Lost: Cultural Keys to Luke 15.

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Lloyd James has been a working actor for over 30 years. He has been an audiobook narrator for 20 years (aka – Sean Pratt), recording over 1,000 books in almost every genre and has received 8 AudioFile Magazine “Earphones” awards, 3 SOVAS nominations, and 5 “Audie” nominations from the Audio Publishers Association.  Currently, Sean coaches performers on audiobook narration technique, as well as teaching classes on and writes articles about the business of the Biz.

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