The Apostles of Jesus Christ: Thirteen Men Who Turned the World Upside-Down

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Xlibris Corporation, Oct 25, 2010 - Religion - 374 pages
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THE RABBI JESUS of Nazareth chose twelve men to form his own itinerant minyan to travel with him wherever he went throughout his earthly ministry. A minyan is the number of adult Jews required to form a synagogue or to conduct Hebrew worship as a congregation. Today the quorum is ten. Originally the number was twelvethe same number of the original twelve tribes of Israel. This book provides new materials based upon historical research/analysis and an examination of the sociological, interpersonal, and group dynamics of this amazing group of Jesuss apostles. The Appendices include a unique Minyan Sociogram, maps, and a new Readers Guide that offers additional resources for the reader. A Leaders Manual with a DVD is also available for leaders of youth and adult Bible Study groups and church Sunday School classes. Dr. C. David Jones has given us a marvelous and expansive piece of Research work and writing in this book in which he tells the fascinating story of the original twelve men and then the thirteen men who joined them to form a very special minyan: their lives changed the world!from the Introduction to the book by Dr. Maxie D. Dunnam, past President and current Provost of Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore, Kentucky. Cover illustration by Tim Baron

 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
ONE
7
TWO
29
THREE
47
FOUR
67
FIVE
81
SIX
101
SEVEN
119
ELEVEN
213
TWELVE
225
THIRTEEN
239
FOURTEEN
253
FIFTEEN
283
EPILOGUE
295
APPENDIX A
305
APPENDIX B
310

EIGHT
135
NINE
165
TEN
185
APPENDIX C
313
BIBLIOGRAPHY
345
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Dr. C. David Jones pastored eighteen churches in Kansas, Washington, Maryland and Georgia. He was Dean of the College of Fellows, the Academy of Parish Clergy and a charter member of the American Association of Christian Counselors. He was an adjunct professor at Essex College, Baltimore, Maryland, The Theological School of Drew University, Madison, New Jersey, and Loyola College, Columbia, Maryland. He authored numerous published articles and four books The Pastoral Mentor, The Minyan, The Apostles of Jesus Christ, and David’s Mighty Men. He appeared in two movies about the Apostles of Jesus Christ: Miraculous Mission and Twelve Ordinary Men. THE RABBI JESUS of Nazareth chose twelve men to form his own itinerant minyan to travel with him wherever he went throughout his earthly ministry. A “minyan” is the number of adult Jews required to form a synagogue or to conduct Hebrew worship as a congregation. Today the quorum is ten. Originally the number was twelve – the same number of the original twelve tribes of Israel. The book THE APOSTLES OF JESUS CHRIST – Men Who Turned the World Upside-Down gives a well researched account of the lives and ministries of John the Baptist, Jesus Christ and the thirteen Apostles who were members of his traveling “synagogue.”

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