He Was Here by Ivan J. Kauffman
Those Who Knew Jesus Speak

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Today, billions of people worship him. He changed the course of world history and our calendar dates from his approximate birth. Thousands of soaring cathedrals have been built in his honor. Art and literature portray him as king of kings and lord of lords.

And yet whatever or whoever else Jesus of Nazareth was, he was a human being. That much is easy to forget and sometimes, given all the adulation, difficult to imagine. With He Was Here, Ivan Kauffman powerfully casts us back into the gritty days of first century Palestine, when Jesus walked dusty roads, sweat real sweat, and wept real tears. In poignant, straightshooting and often poetic prose, we meet Jesus the man through the eyes and ears of the ordinary people who first encountered this striking healer, storyteller, prophet, and Messiah.

He Was Here is a remarkable opportunity to encounter Jesus anew, in all his startling earthiness and undeniable passion. Mary Magdalene, the Bethlehem innkeeper, Thomas the Doubter and others speak bluntly and from the heart, in the bracing language of modern working people. Ivan Kauffman's book is an unforgettable work of faith and imagination, sure to grip believers and unbelievers alike.


About Ivan J. Kauffman

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Kauffman is an experienced journalist and writer. He was international correspondent for Our Sunday Visitor and continues to write for a variety of religious periodicals.
Published February 1, 2001 by Brazos Press. 172 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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