Houston, TX (PressExposure) November 13, 2009 -- Wouldnât it be nice to know what Jesus was like as a more âregular guyâ before he became the divine Christ of faith? One very talented man has taken on this challenge and written a one-volume, engrossing account on this often-controversial subject that has been the center of debates between contemporary scholars for years. David Boulton has a long list of impressive accolades behind his name â he is a journalist, award-winning author, long-time broadcaster on U.K. television, and is the author of Who on Earth Was Jesus? (O-Books, John Hunt Publishing). In his book, he cuts through the mystery and hype and goes straight to the guts of the issues â resulting in a book that is the most comprehensive study to date. Incidentally, Who on Earth Was Jesus? has received such worldwide acclaim that it sold out days after a three-star review appeared in Publishers Weekly.
Everyone has a different opinion as evidenced by the countless books that have been written â everything from Christians writing about the Christ of faith to books by atheists proposing Jesus is a myth, or those proposing a married or gay Jesus â even those who believe Jesus was really a woman named Mildred! So what really makes this book so different? Boultonâs informative and well-researched book incorporates the actual experiences gained by serious scholars throughout history, delving into theories and conclusions of all the main competing schools of historical Jesus scholarship.
It is broken down into three parts; the first part is a âroad mapâ for the bookâs journey, the second explains different schools of thought and interpretations, and the third summarizes what most mainstream scholars agree on and what disagreements remain unresolved, with the final chapter taking a fresh look at the origins of the notion of an apocalyptic End Time, making a passionate argument for determining whether historical Jesus was an apocalyptic doomsayer or a utopian visionary. Visit the authorâs website for more information at: http://www.historicaljesus.com.
David Boulton is no stranger to audiences around the world in his role of journalist and broadcaster, having been the recipient of the Royal Television Societyâs special award for outstanding services to broadcasting. He is also the author of more than twenty books, including the international best-sellers The Lockheed Papers (The Grease Machine in the United States) and Objection Overruled.