Saturday, May 20, 2023

Questions, questions, and more questions

Questions Jesus Asked ~ by Magrey R. deVega, 2023, religion, 160 pages

Jesus was fond of asking questions, many of which cut right to the heart of what it means to be human.  Why are you terrified?  What do you live for?  Who do you say that I am?  This book explores six of the most provocative questions Jesus posed to others.  These questions reveal what Jesus really cares about.  These are things Jesus wanted to know about people around him.

Jesus Is the Question: The 307 Questions Jesus Asked and the 3 He Answered ~ by Martin B. Copenhaver, 2014, religion, 192 pages

Contrary to some common assumptions, Jesus is not the ultimate Answer Man, but more like the Great Questioner.  This book points out that Jesus asks many more questions than he answers.  To be precise, Jesus asks 307 questions.  He answers only 3 of 183 questions he is asked.  In other words, for every question he answers directly he asks — literally — a hundred.

A reader commented:  "The note taped over the title on the cover implies that the book covers 307 questions which it. DOES NOT. I didn't expect a detailed discussion on each of the. 307 question, I didn't even expect a paragraph on each one. But at least a list and a reference."  Good point.  The first book above explores only six of those questions.

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