Les Misérables: The book or the movie?

I just saw the 2012 version of the movie Les Misérables. I am also a quarter of the way through the unabridged audiobook. I think the question “the book or the movie?” is more complex with Les Mis than it is with some other titles. (“The Hobbit,” for example, in which...

Wonder What You Can Do with the Wonderbook?

Scores of books on evangelism are available, but little has been written that presents the gospel to Jewish children. There are not many materials on the market for Jewish children that are biblical, user-friendly, imaginative and affordable. It is almost as if the...

Book Review: The Year of Living Biblically

A few years back, A.J. Jacobs, editor at large for Esquire magazine and a secular Jew, decided to live one year attempting to keep every commandment in the Hebrew Scriptures and the New Testament. Then he wrote about it in the New York Times bestseller, The Year of Living Biblically: One Man’s Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible

Book Review: Stories of Jews for Jesus

Edited by Matt Sieger
Available from Purple Pomegranate Productions


Review by Rachel Friedlander

In the most comprehensive collection yet, Matt Sieger compiles 19 testimonies in Stories of Jews for Jesus. This colorful cast creates episodes of laughter and tears, comedy and tragedy, each with an inspirational ending. Although this multitude of testimonies creates an intimidating page count, the pick-and-choose buffet format allows for each chapter to stand on it’s own.

Between the pediatrician who survived the concentration camps of the Holocaust, the bodyguard who has protected Ariel Sharon, and the lawyer who won a Jews for Jesus case in the Supreme Court, readers will be both captivated and challenged. Instances of drug addiction, family separation, deaths and disease tarnish these shining accomplishments, creating testimonies that are accessible by every human, Jew and Gentile, believer and unbeliever…

Recent and Recommended

Creating Empty Bottle Moments by Clive BerkmanFriendswood, TX:Baxter Press, 2009.Baxter Press, 256 pages Most cookbooks begin with a table of contents to whet the appetite for the recipes within. Clive Berkman’s cookbook starts with the tale of his faith journey...

Comfortably Jewish by Garrett R. Smith

Comfortably Jewish by Garrett R. SmithPurple Pomegranate Productions, 134 pages. Questions about cultural identity have recently demanded my urgent attention, raising three young children who are soaking up all of the traditions and cultural cues that my husband and I...

Christ in the Feast of the Tabernacles

You probably know that the Feast of Tabernacles, or Sukkot, is the final of the three Harvest Festivals and concludes the High Holy Days. But did you know that the first Hanukkah was a belated Sukkot celebration and that the dedication of Solomon’s Temple also...

The Ezekiel Option

The Ezekiel Option by Joel Rosenberg Tyndale House, hardcover, 446 pages The Ezekiel Option ought to have the following warning across its cover: ONCE YOU START THIS BOOK YOU MAY NOT BE ABLE TO PUT IT DOWN. It’s that engaging. This page-turning political...

Answering Jewish Objections to Jesus

Answering Jewish Objections to Jesus Three Volume Series By Dr. Michael L. Brown Baker Book House Michael L. Brown (Ph.D., Near Eastern Languages and Literature, New York University) is a Jewish believer in Jesus who has done both believers in Jesus and skeptics a...

Irreconcilable Differences? part 1

Given the polar opinions regarding Some Messianic Jews Say Messianic Judaism is Not Christianity: A Loving Call to Unity” we thought we’d present two reviews of Stan Telchin’s new book from two of our staff members. The adage, “You can’t...

Irreconcilable Differences? part 2

Given the polar opinions regarding Some Messianic Jews Say Messianic Judaism is Not Christianity: A Loving Call to Unity” we thought we’d present two reviews of Stan Telchin’s new book from two of our staff members. Stan Telchin—in his usual...

A Response to The Da Vinci Code Claims

Brown speaks through Mr. Teabing: The Bible did not arrive by fax from heaven.…The Bible did not fall magically from the clouds. Man created it as a historical record of tumultuous times, and it has evolved through countless translations, additions and...

Behold Your King

Behold Your King: Prophetic Proofs that Jesus is the Messiah. By WIlliam Webster. 421 pages. Prophecy and its literal historical fulfillment distinguishes the Bible from all other religious writings and sets Jesus apart as the most unique man who has ever...

Bound for the Promised Land

Bound for the Promised Land by Haya Benhayim with Menahem Benhayim Published in 2004, by Purple Pomegranate Productions 140 pp., $12 The prologue to Bound for the Promised Land takes readers to the land of Israel, to the beginning of the Yom Kippur war. Gifted writer...

Between Two Fathers

Between Two Fathers by Charles Barg, M.D. (Purple Pomegranate Productions, 2002) 180 pages, A father is always doing one or the other — giving life to his son or removing it — there are no in-betweens.” Dr. Charles Barg, Between Two Fathers Everyone...
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