by Michael L. Brown
Many of us goyim (Gentiles) know little about Jewish objections to Jesus. What little we know only scratches the surface of Jewish hostility toward Christians, especially toward those who want to "convert" them. Michael L. Brown, who converted to Christ from Judaism as a 16-year-old, has given us an excellent volume that examines Jewish objections to Jesus. Both general and historical objections are considered.
Brown uses a question-and-answer format to present convincing proof that Jesus is indeed the Christ for Jews and Gentiles alike. But the author's vital interest is to convince Jews-Reform and Hasidic, Humanist and Conservative, Orthodox and Reconstructionist-that Jesus is all He claimed to be.
Brown begins with general objections to Jesus being the Messiah, e.g. "Jews don't believe in Jesus," "If Jesus is the Jewish Messiah, why don't more Jews believe in him?" and "No religious or educated Jew would ever believe in Jesus." Brown gives kind and convincing rebuttal to all these objections.
The author also considers historical objections to Jesus: "If Jesus is really the Messiah, why isn't there peace on earth?" "Why did God allow six million Jews to die in the Holocaust?" and "Christianity is just another great world religion like Islam, Hinduism, or Buddhism." Brown answers these objections and others with arguments from Scripture, from Jewish writings, and from secular sources.
This captivating work is thoroughly researched and logically presented. It makes a valuable resource book that one will consult again and again.