Answering Jewish Objections to Jesus, Volume 1
General and Historical Objections
What kind of answers hold fast in Jewish Christian apologetics? Answers that are fair. Answers that are detailed. And above all, answers that respond to actual objections. In the first of three volumes of Answering Jewish Objections to Jesus, Michael Brown provides defensible answers. He addresses the same arguments that arise in his dialogue and debate with friends, rabbis, and anti-missionaries. Some objections include:
- I was born a Jew and I will die a Jew.
- I won't betray my ancestors.
- If Jesus is the Jewish Messiah, why isn't there peace on earth?
- Christians have always hated and persecuted the Jewish people!
Brown knows all about such objections. At age sixteen, he discovered Jesus was the Jewish Messiah, and it changed his life. Called to defend his new faith, Brown went on to master Hebrew, earning his Ph.D. in Semitic languages. In the past decades he has established himself as a leading Jewish Christian apologist.
Brown brings together his learning and his love for his people to answer thirty-five commonly heard objections. He provides believers and seekers alike with honest, spiritually focused answers, thoroughly documented with notes.
"Michael Brown's thinking is incisive and to the point. His ability to explain so that anyone can understand is amazing. He will surely be acclaimed as the new expert in Jewish Christian apologetics. I would be happy to recommend his much needed book to anyone." --Moishe Rosen, founder, Jews for Jesus
"We desperately need this book!" --Sid Roth, founder and president, Messianic Vision
"Michael Brown's work in the area of Jewish apologetics is the most thorough and penetrating I have seen. There is no doubt in my mind that this work will make a major contribution to the ongoing discussion and will, in fact, set the standard in the field." --Richard Averbeck, associate professor, Old Testament and Semitic Languages, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
"Michael Brown excels as a true scholar as well as an apologist; his answers to objections are carefully thought out, honest, and well-researched. His work provides a useful model for how to do apologetics, not only in dialogue with the traditional Jewish community but for all who are interested in articulating and defending the Christian faith." --Craig Keener, professor of New Testament, Eastern Seminary
"Brown delivers a much-needed resource to Christians. He offers well-researched, thoughtful, biblical responses to difficult questions that arise when Christians share Yeshua (Jesus) with Jews. . . . Brown doesn't shy away from challenging subjects such as anti-missionary efforts and the Holocaust. As a result, the material is engaging and convicting. This soul-winning tool is written with a perfect blend of passion, wisdom, and revelation. It's ideal for readers wanting to reach Jewish family members, friends, or coworkers. It's also a must-have for anyone interested in understanding Christianity's Jewish roots. Highly recommend it." --CBA Marketplace (January 2000)
"Michael L. Brown, dean of the Brownsville Revival School of Ministry, has written a book that is a must-read for anyone serious about evangelism. Answering Jewish Objections to Jesus will help readers better understand the basic tenets of Christianity and how to share it with the Jewish community." --Charisma (May 2000)
"This book is a must for Messianic Believers who wish to witness to Jewish relatives and friends. Every Messianic congregational leader should have it in his library as a teaching tool. Gentile Believers should read this book to better understand the Jewish roots of their faith." --The Messianic Times
"Michael L. Brown, dean of the Brownsville Revival School of Ministry, has written a book that is a must-read for anyone serious about evangelism. Answering Jewish Objections to Jesus will help readers better understand what true Christianity is and how to share it with the Jewish community. Divided into two parts, 'General Objections' and 'Historical Objections,' this work systematically covers the 35 most common objections Jews have regarding Christianity, followed by well-researched responses that help build the reader's knowledge base as well as their faith." --Ministries Today (May/June 2000)