Thursday, October 30, 2014
Zealot: The Life and Times of of Jesus of Nazareth by Reza Aslan, 336 pages
I found this book fascinating. The author, Reza Aslan, who is a scholar of religion, did not rely on the bible as his source material. He studied historical writings about first century Palestine and Roman documents.
Jesus is such a black and white figure for so many of us, I enjoyed this more historical look at his background and the early church after his death.