A Hitchhikers Guide to Jesus
This imaginative approach to Jesus studies chronicles the journey of Norm, a fictional college graduate who travels to the Middle East to see if he can study Jesus and follow him at the same time, and if curiosity will make...
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This imaginative approach to Jesus studies chronicles the journey of Norm, a fictional college graduate who travels to the Middle East to see if he can study Jesus and follow him at the same time, and if curiosity will make him a better disciple or no disciple at all.
^^Norm sets out on an adventure to investigate the New Testament and the life of Jesus for himself, hitchhiking simultaneously across the Gospels and the land. His travels offer students and lay readers a creative and engaging way to explore many of the major questions in Jesus studies today. Will Norm be able to reconcile his Christian faith with critical scholarship? As readers follow his faith journey, they learn the importance of asking probing questions. The book's lavish, journal-style interior design--featuring maps, photos, doodles, sketches, and email exchanges between Norm and his professor--makes it fun to read.
Bruce N. Fisk (Ph.D., Duke University) is associate professor of New Testament at Westmont College and the author of Do You Not Remember? Scripture, Story, and Exegesis in the Rewritten Bible of Pseudo-Philo; Interpretation Bible Studies: 1 Corinthians and A Hitchhiker's Guide to Jesus: Reading the Gospels on the Ground. A fresh voice in New Testament scholarship, he travels widely in the Middle East, often with students.
- Author's Preface<br>a Brief Word From Norm-the-elder<br>1. Between Heaven And Earth<br>2. Ghosts At The River<br>3. Room At The Inn<br>4. Mist And Mystery<br>5. Time Imagined<br>6. Wall Of Tears<br>7. This Side Of The Tomb