If asked how Matthew’s Gospel differs from Luke’s, or what aspects of Jesus’ personhood and ministry the Gospel of Mark focuses on compared with John, how would you answer?
In ‘Discovering Jesus’, T. Desmond Alexander helps readers understand how each Gospel account is uniquely written and why all four Gospels are important in their different but complementry pictures of the person and ministry of Jesus Christ.
Alexander shows how the Gospels display Jesus as the Son of David who establishes the kingdom of God, the Son of God who suffers to ransom others, the Saviour of the world who seeks the lost, and the Lamb of God who brings eternal life through a new exodus. Each chapter ends with discussion questions for individual or group study.
‘Written clearly and simply, with helpful charts and diagrams, this small book reflects what a broad cross-section of evangelical New Testament scholars believe. I recommend it warmly.’ Craig L. Blomberg, Distinguished Professor of New Testament, Denver Seminary
T. Desmond Alexander is Senior Lecturer in Biblical Studies and Director of Postgraduate Studies at Union Theological Seminary, Belfast. He is the author of ”From Eden to the New Jerusalem’ and ‘From Paradise to the Promised Land’ and co-editor of IVP’s ‘New Dictionary of Biblical Theology’