The Essential Jesus: 100 Readings Through the Bible's Greatest Story, By Whitney T. Kuniholm

The Essential Jesus

100 Readings Through the Bible's Greatest Story

by Whitney T. Kuniholm

The Essential Jesus
  • Length: 199 pages
  • Dimensions: 5.5 × 8.25 in
  • Published: December 06, 2007
  • Imprint: IVP Bible Studies
  • Item Code: 1098
  • ISBN: 9780830810987

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Jesus is the most influential person of human history.

"Jesus never became a political, military or government leader; he never wanted to. He never owned a multinational corporation or acquired any wealth to speak of; he didn't need it. He never wrote a book, never staged a concert tour, never appeared on television and never had a radio talk show--or even his own blog. . . . What's so special about Jesus?" (from the introduction)

Most of us know something about Jesus and are intrigued by him. Perhaps as a child we attended Sunday school, or when flipping channels we've heard TV preachers talk about Jesus. We may have even thought, I'd like to find out for myself what Jesus said and did so I can come to my own conclusions about him. But we haven't had the opportunity to take a closer look.The Essential Jesus by Whitney T. Kuniholm will help you discover who Jesus is and why he is so significant--even life-transforming. Through both Old and New Testament readings you will discover why God sent Jesus, what Jesus taught, how he treated people, why he did miracles, the meaning of his death, the significance of his resurrection, what the Bible says about his second coming and much more.

Whether alone or in a group setting, you can discover for yourself what makes Jesus so special.

"Kuniholm provides engaging reflections and thoughtful applicatory elements that help bridge the gap between knowing about God and knowing God."

Brent Phillips, YouthWorker Journal, May/June 2008



Part 1: Who is Jesus?

Part 2: Old Testament
The Need for a Savior
Previews of a Savior
Psalms about a Savior
Prophecies about a Savior
More Prophecies about a Savior

Part 3: New Testament
The Birth of Jesus
The Beginning Ministry of Jesus
The Sermons of Jesus
The Parables of Jesus
More Parables of Jesus
The Miracles of Jesus
More Miracles of Jesus
The Prayers of Jesus
The Hard Sayings of Jesus
The Crucifixion of Jesus
The Resurrection of Jesus
The Early Church of Jesus
The Second Coming of Jesus

Part 4: Who is Jesus--to You?

How to Begin a Relationship with Jesus Christ


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Whitney T. Kuniholm

Whitney T. Kuniholm is president of Scripture Union USA ( and author of several books, including The Essential Bible Guide, The Essential Jesus and The Essential Question. He has a blog ( and speaks at churches and Christian conferences.