Which Jesus do you believe in? A point by point study of the Gnostic (and “Dan Brown”) Jesus and the biblical Jesus. Topics include the God of Jesus, the Message of Jesus, the Death of Jesus, Jesus and Sexuality, and the Resurrection of Jesus. This is an excellent book to give a thinking unbeliever who is considering the Christian faith.
Written by one of the co-authors of Cracking Da Vinci’s Code, this approachable book compares the ideas of the Gnostic Jesus and the biblical Jesus. In Gnosticism, Jesus is not really human or divine. Rather he is spiritual, like all true Gnostic believers. But in the Gospels, Jesus Christ shows characteristics of humanity, including tiredness, anger, and suffering. He knows human weakness firsthand. Through this treatise, Jones shows us that our Savior can be personally known. He is not a cold and distant icon of religion, rather, he is a very real advocate and friend who is touched with the feeling of our infirmities.
"Dr Peter Jones stands in the honorable tradition that runs from the great early Christian theologian-apologist Irenaeus of Lyons. Here is a New Testament scholar who understands what lies behind books like The Da Vinci Code, and who can clearly distinguish fact from fiction, truth from invention. Stolen Identity convincingly exposes false claims about early Christianity and clearly explains the significance of the Jesus of the four Gospels. It will be a sobering eye opener for anyone likely to be taken in by sensational page-turners, and, at the same time, an invaluable help to many Christians. We owe Peter Jones a considerable debt for having the courage to speak in a way that is deeply prophetic to the times in which we live."
--Sinclair Ferguson, Professor of Systematic Theology at Westminster in Dallas, a speaker in enormous demand in Christian circles.
"No one has worked harder than Peter Jones to make Christians in our generation aware of the very real and present dangers of ancient Gnosticism. Stolen Identity reminds us that there is nothing new under the sun, even in the realm of heresy. By being aware of the struggle the church has waged throughout her history in defense of the one true Jesus, Christians today can more effectively understand and answer the postmodern confusion about the so-called 'historical' Jesus."
--John MacArthur, pastor of Grace Community Church, Sun City, CA, and Bible Teacher of the radio program, Grace to You.
"As a pastor I am always looking for books which help me to help my congregation understand and address challenges to the faith. Peter Jones has hit the nail on the head by tackling head-on attacks on the identity of Christ. Here is a well-documented, readable resource to add to your library and give to your flock."
--Alistair Begg, Pastor, Parkside Church, Cleveland, Ohio, and host of the very popular radio program, Truth for Life