The Revolution That Changed The World (AD The Bible Continues)(Paperback)David Jeremiah
When Pontius Pilate ordered the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, he thought he was putting an end to the Jewish uprising that had been threatening the authority of the Roman Empire. What Pilate didn’t realize, however, was that real revolution was just getting started.
Based on the epic NBC television series, A.D. The Bible Continues: The Revolution that Changed the World is a sweeping Biblical narrative that brings the political intrigue, religious persecution, and emotional turmoil of the Book of Acts to life in stunning, vibrant detail. Beginning with the crucifixion, NYT best-selling author and Bible teacher Dr. David Jeremiah chronicles the tumultuous struggles of Christ’s disciples following the Resurrection. From the brutal stoning of Stephen and Saul’s radical conversion, through the unyielding persecution of Peter and the relentless wrath of Pilate, Jeremiah paints a magnificent portrait of the political and religious upheaval that led to the formation of the early Church.
Complete with helpful background information about the characters, culture, and traditions included in the television series, A.D. The Bible Continues: The Revolution That Changed the World is not only a riveting, action-packed read, it is also an illuminating exploration of one of the most significant chapters in world history.
Get ready to watch history unfold. The revolution that changed the world has begun!
Size140 x 208 mm
Number of Pages240 pp
PublisherTyndale House Publishers
THE DAY GOD DIED
How God’s Chosen Nation
Murdered Its Own King
Matthew 26 –27; Mark 14–15; Luke 22–23; John 18–19
Pontius Pilate had a dilemma on his hands. It was the Jewish
holy week of Passover, and Jerusalem, a city of about 50,000 people,
was packed with some 150,000 celebrants from Middle Eastern and
Mediterranean nations. As the Roman governor of Judea, Pilate
had good reason for concern. Since the Romans had conquered the
fiercely independent nation of Israel in 63 B.C., insurrections were
a constant threat as groups of nationalist zealots smarting under
Roman occupation frequently rose up to defy their conquerors.
The volatility in the atmosphere was palpable. Such an influx
of people was difficult to manage under the best of conditions, but
on this particular Passover in A.D.33, the tension was ratcheted up
several notches by rumors that the miracle-working rabbi named
Jesus would be present. Many Jews thought this man was the long-
awaited Messiah. The last thing Pilate wanted was a report to
Caesar that he had allowed a revolt against Roman authority in this
already explosive region. As Roman procurators did at every Jewish
feast, Pilate brought hundreds of Roman soldiers into Jerusalem to
The elite Jewish ruling council, known as the Sanhedrin, believed
in a coming Messiah, and they were on the lookout for him. They
thought the one who would release them from their oppressors
would be a powerful ruler, a man of religious and political clout.
This Jesus did not fit their expectations. He was born in obscurity to
poor parents, he had no formal education, he appeared to be noth-
ing more than an itinerant street preacher, and he mixed with the
rabble—not only with common fishermen, tradesmen, and turncoat
tax collectors, but also with known sinners, such as prostitutes, and
ceremonially unclean people, including lepers.