Tuesday, March 8, 2016

The Last Week by Marcus J. Borg and John Dominic Crossan

The Last Week: What the Gospels Really Teach Us About Jesus' Final Days In Jerusalem 

Two brilliant theologians walking us through the last week of Jesus’ life? Bingo! The Christian faith is based on the life, death and resurrection of Jesus and two of those three events took place during Holy Week, making that an important week to study and share with our congregations. As you are planning Lent activities and Holy Week, consider using this book as your basis. 

Taking us through each day of Holy Week by following the Gospel of Mark, The Last Week places us in the midst of important moments. Using historical information, extra-Biblical sources for event and persona information and personal theological reflections, Borg and Crossan paint a full picture of the spiritual, political and cultural realities of the final week of Jesus’ life.   

This resource will help you to better understand the last week of Jesus’ life and provide inspiration to teach your congregation. Consider a daily email during Holy Week so your people can walk through that week with you. Perhaps adapt the worship schedule so you study one day of the week during each Sunday in Lent, leading up to Maundy Thursday and Good Friday worship services.  

This book is everything they should have taught you in seminary but didn’t. Using this book as a basis for Lent and using it for a congregational book study provided some of the most positive feedback I received for educating that congregation. 

Find it here: http://www.amazon.com/The-Last-Week-Gospels-Jerusalem/dp/0060872608 

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