Easter Reading: Behold the Man

With Easter coming up on April 4, I want to offer you a free copy (in PDF) of a book I wrote about the last week of Christ’s moral life. It’s called Behold the Man.

I began writing this book over two decades ago when I started a study of the events surrounding the last week of the mortal life of Jesus Christ, as found in the New Testament.

I began then to put together in my own mind the enormous puzzle of the accounts of the Passion of Christ as told in the gospel accounts of the New Testament. The books of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John each provide unique details about the events leading to Jesus’ death and resurrection. My goal in this book is to: (1) identify the unique details from each of the gospels relating to the Passion; (2) to unify that material; and (3) to present it in an easy-to-read, narrative or story format.

The source for this book is the King James Version (1611) of the New Testament. While the book is completely based on scripture, I have updated the punctuation and paragraphing, altered some capitalization and pronouns, and added single and double quotation marks where appropriate. I have also added conjunctive or transitional words, without setting them off with brackets, or have deleted some words, to help the flow of the narrative.

The Passion of Christ is the story of the greatest tragedy and triumph in history. I have never found anything to compare with it. I have faith and a sure witness that Jesus was more than a man. He is the Only Begotten Son of God, the Savior of the world.

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