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Jesus: The Image of Humanity: Luke's Account

4.64  ·  Rating Details  ·  11 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
"I want to connect what concerns people today with what it was about Jesus that fascinated Luke, as a man of his lifetime... I want every reader to be guided by Luke to Jesus, to gain new insights into Jesus, and to discover in him the one who gives meaning to our existence, heals our wounds and leads us to true life." In Jesus: The Image of Humanity, best selling author A ...more
Paperback, 158 pages
Published February 19th 2006 by Burns & Oates (first published June 1st 2003)
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Hannah Ruthie
Jan 01, 2011 Hannah Ruthie rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: People of all backgrounds wanting to understand the Gospel
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This is a beautiful book. Grun, a German Benedictine Monk, writes in a manner that is both simplistic and wise. The books is deliberately written to be accessible to all, without a multitude of references and esoterical language.

The main sections of Luke that he focuses on are: Authorship (including Luke as Physician, and as Painter), the stories of Jesus' Childhood, Sickness & Healing, Parables, Jesus & Prayer, Jesus & Travel, the Passion, the Resurrection, Our Response and Luke as
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May 12, 2014 Bob rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Little children run to Jesus on the cover of this Eerdmans Book for Young Readers, a wonderful image to draw the target age group — 4-to-8 years — into the story of Jesus' life.
Benedictine Anselm Grün's retelling of Gospel events is true to Catholic teaching, from the visitation through the nativity and more than a half-dozen highlights of New Testament stories up through Jesus' death and resurrection.
The translation by Laura Watkinson keeps the language simple and age-appropriate, and Giuliano
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Anselm Grün terminated his school years in 1964 with the A-level equivalent Abitur at the grammar school in Würzburg, Germany. In the same year he began as a novice at the nearby Benedictine Münsterschwarzach Abbey. From 1965 to 1971 he studied philosophy and theology at St. Ottilien Archabbey and in Rome. In 1974 he comleted his PhD in theology on Karl Rahner. From 1974 to 1976 Anselm Grün studie ...more
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