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Publisher's Summary

Jesus' impact on our world is highly unlikely, widely inescapable, largely unknown, and decidedly double-edged. It is unlikely in light of the severe limitations of his earthly life; it is inescapable because of the range of his impact; it is unknown because history doesn't connect dots; and it is doubled-edged because his followers have wreaked so much havoc, often in his name.
He is history's most familiar figure, yet he is the man no one knows. His impact on the world is immense and non-accidental. From the Dark Ages to Post-Modernity, he is the Man who won't go away.
And yet... you can miss him in historical lists for many reasons, maybe the most obvious being the way he lived his life. He did not loudly and demonstrably defend his movement in the spirit of a rising political or military leader. He did not lay out a case that history would judge his brand of belief superior in all future books.
His life and teaching simply drew people to follow him. He made history by starting in a humble place, in a spirit of love and acceptance, and allowing each person space to respond.
His vision of life continues to haunt and challenge humanity. His influence has swept over history, bringing inspiration to what has happened in art, science, government, medicine, and education; he has taught humans about dignity, compassion, forgiveness, and hope.
©2012 John Ortberg (P)2012 Zondervan
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3 out of 5 stars
By T. Harris on 08-15-12

NOT narrated by John Ortberg, sadly

Would you try another book from John Ortberg and/or Arthur Morey?

I had the opportunity to hear the author, John Ortberg, teach from this book at the Willow Creek Association Global Leadership summit in August 2012. John was so excited about the lesson that he got the entire audience excited about learning more about the impact Jesus had on our society.

The day after John spoke at the conference, I purchased this audio book and began listening to it with excitement. Well...not only was the person reading not John Ortberg, the narrator was not at all excited about the subject. What's ironic is that John Ortberg said he wrote this book so that people would get excited about who Jesus is and the narrator is NOT excited. LOL

I really wish I had read the description before I purchased this audio book. I recommend downloading video or audio of the author teaching from this book or just reading it instead.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Who Is This Man??

Jesus' impact on social justice in society

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The narrator did not seem excited about the subject matter. One of the reasons I purchased this audio book was the author's enthusiasm for the subject. The standard for non-fiction audio books seems to be a very bland, monotone delivery and in this case it detracted from the book.

Could you see Who Is This Man? being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

No. A documentary might work.

Any additional comments?

Re-narrate this book with John Ortberg.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Robyn Rainwater on 10-29-12

Being read vs. being performed

If you could sum up Who Is This Man? in three words, what would they be?

Lifechanging exploration of Jesus

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Unfortunate choice of narrator. It is hard to concentrate when feeling like you are being read to without proper emphasis on the content. It is just being "read."

Any additional comments?

I would almost ask for a refund or credit. I hope that the audio will be re-done to do this book justice.

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4 out of 5 stars
By eatough1999 on 12-28-14

A fair effort

This was an easy listen, the narrator kept a steady pace - appreciated when you are trying to absorb the narrative rather than merely 'hearing it'.

I had hoped for more - 'depth'. There was too much 'fluff and padding'; by this I mean names and examples listed that were used to add quantity but not quality.

He writes I think for an American audience so some names quoted were unfamiliar.

There were moments however of sparkling clarity and wisdom. Overall this book is perhaps a launch pad for further investigation into Jesus Christ of Nazareth; maybe this is it's underlying/unspoken intention. It's not going to set the world on fire as a literary classic, but it is a useful device to get you started in thinking about who Jesus was/is and the impact He continues to make. To this end the content did fulfil the title.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Catherine on 09-20-13

A great book

Where does Who Is This Man? rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

One of the most informative christian books i have listened to.

Any additional comments?

A must for all interested in christianity

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