Book Reviews

You Take Jesus, I’ll Take God
January 31, 2012
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You Take Jesus, I’ll Take God: How To Refute Christian Missionaries. Samuel Levine. Los Angeles: Hamoroh Press, 1980. Overview As a Christian, it is difficult not to be offended by the presentation of Levine’s book. As a Jew, it is difficult not to be embarrassed by Levine’s lack of integrity. It’s not that his material […]

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Response to Stan Telchin’s Book
April 1, 2005

In light of the recent controversy over the book, Some Messianic Jews Say Messianic Judaism is Not Christianity; A Loving Call to Unity, by Stan Telchin, we want to make it clear that Stan is expressing his views and not the views of the Jews for Jesus organization. For reviews of Stan Telchin’s book by […]

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Messianic Judaism
January 1, 2003
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The Jewish Messiahs: From the Galilee to Crown Heights.
Author: Scott Rubin

By Harris Lenowitz. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998. viii, 297 pages. Harris Lenowitz, professor of Hebrew at the University of Utah, has researched early accounts of so-called Jewish messiahs. His book is worth adding to the library of ministers or teachers though the average reader may find the scholarship burdensome. Lenowitz crowns his endeavor […]

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Win-Some Witnessing 101.
Author: Rich Robinson

By Steve Cohen. St. Louis, MO: The Apple of His Eye Mission Society, 1998. Steve Cohen is a Jewish believer in Jesus who directs The Apple of His Eye, a Jewish evangelism arm of the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. Cohen’s booklet on witnessing to Jews is unique in its format of a daily devotional. Each of […]

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Facts & Myths: About the Messianic Congregations in Israel

Survey conducted by Kai Kjær-Hansen and Bodil F. Skjøtt. Jerusalem: United Christian Council in Israel in cooperation with the Caspari Center for Biblical and Jewish Studies, 1999. 319 pages. Bodil F. Skjøtt and Kai Kjær-Hansen, authors of Myths & Facts: About the Messianic Congregations in Israel, respond to

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The Problem With Paul
September 1, 1998
Author: Rich Robinson

Brian J. Dodd. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1996. 180 pages. $12.99, paper. Once upon a time, Jesus was a villain to many Jewish people. That is not as true today. The Jewish assessment of Jesus began to change with the Enlightenment and a full-fledged Jewish reclamation of Jesus” is now taking place. The average […]

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Israel: The Land and the People: An Evangelical Affirmation of God’s Promises
Author: Rich Robinson

H. Wayne House, ed. Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel Publications, 1998. 348 pages. $19.95, cloth; $15.99 paper. Purchase this book online. In 1997, a group of twelve scholars and writers came together in Jerusalem with some burning issues to explore: the place of Israel—the land and the people—in God’s plan. The resulting compendium, edited by H. […]

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The Aish Phenomenon: Targeting Skeptics
Author: Rich Robinson

Arthur J. Magida. Moment [June 1998], pp. 52-57+. Forum: Aish HaTorah and the Bible Codes” [Letters to the editor]. Moment [October 1998], pp.20+. Magida swashbuckles his way “60 Minutes” style through this portrait of the Orthodox Jewish organization Aish HaTorah. He documents the Discovery Seminars, and describes in detail what a typical seminar is like, […]

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Decoding the Bible Code: Can We Trust the Message? and The Bible Code: Fact or Fake?
Author: Rich Robinson

Decoding the Bible Code: John Weldon with Clifford and Barbara Wilson. Eugene, OR: Harvest House, 1998. 176 pages, $7.99, paper. The Bible Code: Phil Stanton. Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books, 1997. 128 pages, $6.99, paper. Decoding the Bible Code is a refreshing look at the Bible Code movement. The authors explain what the Bible Code is […]

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Becoming a Reproach in the Land of Israel
Author: Paul Liberman

David Brickner. Strategies for Today’s Leader [Spring 1998], pp. 13-15 David Brickner’s article Becoming a Reproach in the Land of Israel” resonated with truth. As part of the Body of the Messiah living in the Land, some of it was difficult to hear. Yet, its clarity was arresting. Yes, Israel is still in rejection of […]

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The Bible Code
March 1, 1998
Author: Rich Robinson

Michael Drosnin. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1997. 264 pages. $25.00, cloth. Maybe it’s the computer age we live in. Maybe it’s our unquenchable appetite for entertainment. Or maybe it’s a quest for millennial spirituality. For whatever reason, Bible codes” are a hot topic as we approach the final years of this decade. The current […]

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Let’s Get Biblical: Presenting Fifteen Explosive Programs on the Jewish Response to Christian Missionaries [15-tape cassette series].

Tovia Singer. Monsey, NY: Outreach Judaism, 1995. [NOTE: The series now includes 21 tapes, $89.00]. The following article departs from our usual format. In place of a book review, we offer a reflection by Dr. Arthur F. Glasser on the fifteen-tape counter-missionary cassette series, Let’s Get Biblical!” Dr. Glasser is Dean Emeritus and Professor Emeritus […]

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