• Four Portraits, One Jesus (Audio Lectures)

  • A Survey of Jesus and the Gospels
  • By: Mark L. Strauss
  • Narrated by: Mark L. Strauss
  • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Release date: 03-02-16
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • 4.4 (23 ratings)

Regular price: $21.67

Free with 30-day trial
Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free
  • 1 credit/month after trial – good for any book, any price
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel
  • After your trial, Audible is just $14.95/month
Select or Add a new payment method

Buy Now with 1 Credit

By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Buy Now for $21.67

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

To Christians worldwide, the man Jesus of Nazareth is the centerpiece of history, the object of faith, hope, and worship. Even those who do not follow him admit the vast influence of his life. For anyone interested in knowing more about Jesus, study of the four biblical Gospels is essential.
Four Portraits, One Jesus is a thorough yet accessible introduction to these documents and their subject, the life and person of Jesus. Like different artists rendering the same subject using different styles and points of view, the Gospels paint four highly distinctive portraits of the same remarkable Jesus.
With clarity and insight, Mark Strauss illuminates these four books, first addressing their nature, origin, methods for study, and historical, religious, and cultural backgrounds. He then moves on to closer study of each narrative and its contribution to our understanding of Jesus, investigating things such as plot, characters, and theme. Finally, he pulls it all together with a detailed examination of what the Gospels teach about Jesus' ministry, message, death, and resurrection, with excursions into the quest for the historical Jesus and the historical reliability of the Gospels.
(This product is an audio lecture by the author recorded before a live audience and is based on the text of the book Four Portraits, One Jesus.)
©2007 Mark L. Strauss (P)2016 Zondervan
Show More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

By T. W. Doherty on 10-28-16

Very informative

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, it was helpful and fun to listen to

What other book might you compare Four Portraits, One Jesus (Audio Lectures) to and why?

It had the feeling of a podcast

Have you listened to any of Mark L. Strauss’s other performances before? How does this one compare?


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes definitely

Any additional comments?

It's not the book, it's a lecture about the book. But it's lengthy and in several parts and still worth a listen.

Read More Hide me

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

By TCat on 03-07-17

Shorthand to the Gospels.

Deeper than the hours of enjoyment will be the understanding and insight that these lectures leave you with.

Read More Hide me

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

See all Reviews
© Copyright 1997 - 2018 Audible, Inc