The Christ: A Faithful Picture of Jesus from the Gospels
By: Rev. Fr. Alfred McBride, O.Praem.
Publisher: Saint Benedict Press, LLC
Imprint: Catholic Courses
Publication Date: 2012
Dimensions: 5.5" X 7.5" X 1"
The best place to find out who Jesus is in the Bible, specifically in the Gospels. All four evangelists have different presentations of Jesus in their Gospels. Do they all present the same Jesus?
Father Alfred McBride O.Praem., named one of the most influential religious educators of the 20th century by the Talbot School of Theology, explains that each Gospel has a unique emphasis. A truly faithful picture of Jesus must be gleaned from studying all four Gospels.
Did you know that Matthew focuses on the Kingdom of God while Mark emphasizes Discipleship? Similarly, Luke focuses on the humanity of Jesus while John emphasizes Christ's glory.
Matthew, the tax collector, was a shrewd observer of human nature. His Gospel focuses on Jesus the Teacher. In the Sermon on the Mount, Christ teaches his disciples about the Kingdom of God. According to Jesus, membership in the Kingdom requires love, mercy, justice and salvation. Matthew also describes how Christ founded Church life, beginning with his institution of Peter as the rock on which the Church would be built. Matthew gives his readers the spiritual heart of the Church through Jesus' teachings so that we can enter the Kingdom of God.
Mark's Gospel is the shortest, but the most detail-rich. Mark was a talented story-teller who gives us a picture of a resolute Jesus, who is determined to let people know the Good News. Through his miracles, Christ displays his divine power and draws disciples to himself. Mark shows that a true relationship with Jesus is deeper than that between a student and teacher. Our calling, as Christians, is to become disciples of Jesus who is our master. As disciples, we must not only believe the master's word, but we must form a profound bond of love with him. The best reason for rereading Mark's Gospel is that he invites us to love and be loved by Jesus.
Luke's Gospel reflects his friendly, humane and trustworthy manner. His stories about Jesus carry that much-prized quality of personal warmth. Without diminishing Christ's divinity, Luke shows us how to be intimate with the Son of God by helping us feel at home with the human Jesus. Luke's Gospel is full of men and women who were close to Jesus. His account of the Passion is marked by the compassion of Veronica who used a towel to reveal Christ's face. We all want to see Jesus' face, and Luke does not disappoint us.
John, the "apostle whom Jesus loved," enthusiastically gives us Jesus radiant with the light of his Resurrection. In John's Gospel, Jesus is very personal and alive. John links Christ's divine glory to his earthly identity and ministry. Jesus readily uses the expression "I AM" which encompasses the seamless union between the Son of God and the son of Mary. In John's Gospel, Jesus personalizes his description as light, life, way, truth, shepherd, and living bread. He expresses Jesus' remarkable ability to touch, not just to those in Capernaum, Galilee and Jerusalem, but all of us in our present circumstances.
Together, these four books give us a picture of Jesus as only those closest to him could show us. We do not have to fly to the heavens or roam the farthest reaches of the seas to find Jesus of Nazareth. According to The Christ: A Faithful Picture from the Gospels, he is as near to us as our own heartbeat.
Fr. Alfred McBride is a member of St. Norbert Abbey. He holds a doctorate in religious education from the Catholic University of America. In his 58 years of ministry, he has served as professor, novice master, university president and was the founder and executive director of the department of religious education at the National Catholic Educational Association.
Catholic Audio CDs and DVDs
Seven Threats Against the Culture of Life: From Abortion to Euthanasia
Ultimate Questions, Ultimate Answers: Metaphysics from the Pre-Socratics to Aquinas
True Friendship: Where Virtue Becomes Happiness
The Four Last Things: Reflections on Death, Judgment, Heaven & Hell
The First 500 Years: The Fathers, Councils, and Doctrines of the Early Church
The Christ: A Faithful Picture of Jesus from the Gospels
Unveiling the Apocalypse: The End Times According to the Bible
The Secret Book of John: Gnostic Lies about God, Creation, and Procreation
Saints with a Past: A Study of Conversion in the Lives of Eight Notorious Sinners
The Hidden Meaning of The Lord of the Rings: The Theological Vision in Tolkien's Fiction
Shakespeare's Catholicism: A Critical Analysis of the Bard's Life and Plays
Dante's Paradise: A Study on Part III of The Divine Comedy
The Hobbit: Discovering Grace and Providence in Bilbo's Adventures
Seven Myths about the Catholic Church & Science: A Refutation of Popular Errors
Modern Media: Facing the Dangers, Opportunities, and Responsibilities
Reclaiming Feminism: The Church's Traditions and Teachings on the Dignity of Women
DVDs on Padre Pio and Sr. Faustina
Each over 2 Hours Long
BOOK OF DESTINY By Fr. H.B. Kramer
CATHOLIC PROPHECY THE COMING CHASTISEMENT AND THE LAST DAYS By Yves Dupont
FORTY DREAMS OF ST. JOHN BOSCO By St. John Bosco
HISTORY OF ANTICHRIST By Fr. P. Huchede
LIFE OF ANNE CATHERINE EMMERICH By V. Rev. C. E. Schmoeger, C.SS.R.
THE PROPHECIES OF ST. MALACHY
PROPHECY FOR TODAY By Edward Connor (compiler)
THE PROPHETS AND OUR TIMES By Fr. R. Gerald Culleton
THE REIGN OF ANTICHRIST By Fr. R. Gerald Culleton
Divine Mercy and Sr. Faustina (Videos and Books)
Padre Pio (Videos)
Medjugorje - The Queen of Peace - Gospa (Videos, DVDs, Books and Audio CDs)
Prophecy of The Third Secret of Fatima
The Kingdom of the Bride
Text of The Third Secret of Fatima - Complete Text
Books and Videos on Padre Pio
Videos and Books on Sr. Faustina and Divine Mercy plus Diary of Sr. Faustina
CATHOLIC BIBLES - Family Bibles, Spanish Bibles, Church, School and Study Bible Edidions
Bishop Fulton Sheen - Audio Tapes, Videos and Books
THE DOUAY-RHEIMS BIBLE - Now in Larger Print!
Why Should You Read Only the Douay-Rheims Translation of the Bible?
Home Page / Statues / Crucifixes / Catholic Resources / Catholic Videos / Roman Catholic Books / Catholic Audio Tapes / Christian Music / Catholic News / Angels / Anti-Semitism / Animated 1 / Animated 2 / Animated - The New Testament / Animated - The Old Testament / Apparitions of Blessed Virgin Mary - Ave Maria / Apologetics / Art Gallery / Audio Tapes / The Beatification of Padre Pio / Hilaire Belloc / Bible / Bibles / Books on Bible / Bishop Fulton Sheen / Books / Books on Divine Mercy / A Catholic Theme Park / Children and Youth - Animated / Church Documents / Church History / Creation vs Evolution / The Creature from Jekyll Island / Devil - Satan / Catholic Family Resources / Divine Mercy / Diary of Sister Faustina / Dr. Bernard Nathanson / Errors - Problems of Modern Times / Eucharist and the Mass / Family and Marriage / Fr. Aloysius Ellacuria / Freemasonry / Garabandal / Gifts / Gods of the New Age / Global Tyranny / Health / Hell, Heaven and Purgatory / Home Schooling / John Paul II Collection / Joan of Arc / Journeys of the Soul / Latest Message / Marianland / Marian / Marian Videos / Mariology / Charismatic / Marx and Satan / Medjugorje Miracles and the Message / Miracles in Catholic Church / Money System / Mother Teresa / Music / MP3 - Free Music Samples / Yoga / One World Government / Padre Pio (Videos) / Padre Pio (Books) / Pious Publications / The Priesthood / Pro-Life Videos and DVD / Pro-Life Books / Prophecy / Prophecy of The Third Secret of Fatima / Rafael's Art Gallery / Prof. Libor Brom / Religious Education-Adult / Catholic Religious Education-Grade School / Religious Education - High School / Pro-Life Movement vs Rock/Pop Music, MTV, Hollywood and Satan / ROSARY / Saints Part 1 / Saints Part 2 / Saints Part 3 / St. Patrick Apostle of Ireland / Scott Hahn, Kimberly Hahn and Bishop Sheen / Shocking Videos on Current Events / Spanish Videos / Spiritual Life / Sr. Faustina / Stigmata and Stigmatist / Theology / True Church and Bible / The UN's Crusade Against God and Family / Vatican II / Videos - Main Section / J. Paddy Nolan / Wayne Weible / Latest news / Sin and Repentance / Fr. Faber / Marian Videos as Seen on EWTN / Mother Teresa / Text of The Third Secret of Fatima / Catholic Books and Audio Tapes