book reviews

Holden Caulfield Was Right: We Are All Phonies
June 27, 2018
Author: Matt Sieger

Holden would like to save all the children before the world robs them of their innocence. He recognizes that we are all eventually stained by this world. We are polluted not only from without, but we soon discover that we are impure within. We are infected with a disease we inherited from the first to lose their innocence: Adam and Eve.

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A Future for Judaism?
December 1, 2017
Author: David M.

Will God fulfill his promise of sustaining the Jewish people? Several Jewish authors express concern about our survival.

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Book Review: Nobody’s Angel: A Story of Occult Bondage, Abuse and Redemption
September 22, 2017
Author: Matt Sieger

“Why didn’t God just kill me if He hated me so much? Why did He let this happen to me?” young Gregory silently screamed. How Greg came to believe in a God who loves him is at the heart of his autobiography.

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Book Review – Future Hope: A Jewish Christian Look at the End of the World
May 2, 2017
Author: John Van Dyke

A review of Future Hope, a book by David Brickner, executive director of Jews for Jesus and a fifth-generation Jewish believer in Jesus. Brickner examines prophecies in the Scriptures concerning end times and tells how it is possible to have confidence and hope as these climactic and catastrophic world events unfold.

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Go Ahead. Be Provocative! (In a Romans 11:11 way)
May 1, 2017

God has tasked Gentile Christians with making Jewish people jealous—of their relationship with God! We’d like to encourage you to do that, and we have some resources that can help.

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He Said then She Said: Helping Jewish-Gentile Couples Find Spiritual Harmony
September 21, 2016

Over the last decade and a half, my ministry with Jews for Jesus has focused on working with Jewish-Gentile couples.

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Multitudes: The Gospel of Matthew
August 8, 2016
Author: Matt Sieger

Jewish artist Steffi Geiser Rubin’s twenty paintings, commissioned especially for this project, dramatically portray the Jewish world of Jesus.

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The Sunflower: On the Possibilities and Limits of Forgiveness by Simon Wiesenthal

Book Review: The Sunflower: On the Possibilities and Limits of Forgiveness
April 21, 2016
Author: Diane Halm

Book Title: The Sunflower Author: by Simon Wiesenthal Date Published: May 1, 1998 Publisher: Schocken; Rev Exp Su edition (May 1, 1998) Genre: 1. Judaism2. Ethics3. Christianity ISBN: 978-0805210606 Reviewer: Diane Halm Review Date: April 21, 2016 In his book, The Sunflower, renowned Jewish Holocaust survivor and Nazi hunter, Simon Wiesenthal, recalls his encounter with…

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BOOK REVIEW: Don’t Call Me Christian: A Truly Jewish Story
October 28, 2015
Author: Matt Sieger

Paul Liberman feels so strongly about his Jewish identity that he changed the title of his autobiography to Don’t Call Me Christian.

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BOOK REVIEW | A God That Could be Real
May 15, 2015
Author: Matt Sieger

Author Nancy Ellen Abrams argues that the God of the Bible is not compatible with what scientists are discovering about our universe.

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So Are We Blood Brothers?
August 13, 2014
Author: Iris Adler

We have this common bond and it sets us apart.

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Book Review: Keeping My Hope
May 13, 2013
Author: Iris Adler

Book Title: Keeping My Hope Author: Christopher Huh Date Published: February 18, 2013 Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; First Edition edition Genre: 1. Historical & Biographical Fiction2. Children’s Books ISBN: 978-1479348831 Reviewer: Iris Adler Review Date: May 13, 2013 Several moments ago I read a profound, illustrated narrative that captures Holocaust history with fresh eyes…

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Spiritual Journey Home
April 30, 2013

  Book Review: Spiritual Journey Home: Eastern Mysticism to the Western Wall Nathan Katz (Jersey City, NJ: KTAV Publishing House, Inc., 2009), 192 pages While the mere mention of a Jew believing in Jesus still raises eyebrows in the Jewish community, here a Jewish Buddhist (JUBU) gets a respectful hearing, as evidenced by the mostly…

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Les Misérables: The book or the movie?
January 21, 2013
Author: Ruth Rosen
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Book Review: Jesus through Jewish Eyes
December 28, 2012
Author: Matt Sieger

Book Title: Jesus Through Jewish Eyes Author: Beatrice Bruteau Date Published: August 6, 2001 Publisher: Orbis Books; First Edition edition Genre: 1. Christology2. Comparative Religion3. Judaism ISBN: 978-1570753886 Reviewer: Matt Sieger Jesus through Jewish Eyes: Rabbis and Scholars Engage an Ancient Brother in a New Conversation In the preface to Jesus through Jewish Eyes, editor…

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“Kosher Jesus” – #7 The Gospel According to Shmuley
July 20, 2012
Author: Rich Robinson

Book Title: Kosher Jesus Author: Shmuley Boteach Date Published: February 1, 2012 Publisher: Gefen Publishing House; First Edition (US) First Printing edition Genre: 1. Theology2. Jewish Life3. Biographies ISBN: 978-9652295781 Reviewer: Rich Robinson Review Date: July 20, 2012 The Rest of Kosher Jesus in One Easy Blog The Gospel According to Shmuley Having read the…

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“Kosher Jesus” – #6 Jewish Law
May 24, 2012
Author: Rich Robinson

Book Title: Kosher Jesus Author: Shmuley Boteach Date Published: February 1, 2012 Publisher: Gefen Publishing House; First Edition (US) First Printing edition Genre: 1. Theology2. Jewish Life3. Biographies ISBN: 978-9652295781 Reviewer: Rich Robinson Review Date: July 20, 2012 I’ll keep this one short: “Huh?” According to Boteach, the New Testament tries to paint Jesus as…

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Book Review: The Real Kosher Jesus
May 2, 2012
Author: Matt Sieger
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“Kosher Jesus” – #5 Jesus the Rabbi
May 1, 2012
Author: Rich Robinson

Book Title: Kosher Jesus Author: Shmuley Boteach Date Published: February 2, 2012 Publisher: Gefen Publishing House; First Edition (US) First Printing edition Genre: 1. Theology 2. Jewish Life 3. Biographies ISBN: 978-9652295782 Reviewer: Rich Robinson Review Date: April 14, 2012 Chapter 4 – Jesus the Rabbi Rabbi Boteach’s takeaway in this chapter is simple: to…

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“Kosher Jesus” – #4 Pharisees, Sadducees & Zealots
April 14, 2012

Book Title: Kosher Jesus Author: Shmuley Boteach Date Published: February 2, 2012 Publisher: Gefen Publishing House; First Edition (US) First Printing edition Genre: 1. Theology 2. Jewish Life 3. Biographies ISBN: 978-9652295782 Reviewer: Rich Robinson Review Date: May 1, 2012 Chapter 3 – The Pharisees, the Sadducees, and the Zealots Now as I’m back from…

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“Kosher Jesus” – #3 Romans and Jews
March 5, 2012
Author: Rich Robinson

Book Title: Kosher Jesus Author: Shmuley Boteach Date Published: February 2, 2012 Publisher: Gefen Publishing House; First Edition (US) First Printing edition Genre: 1. Theology2. Jewish Life3. Biographies ISBN: 978-9652295782 Reviewer: Rich Robinson Review Date: March 5, 2012 Chapter 2, “Romans and Jews” I’m back from my vacation hiatus in Las Vegas, where I took…

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“Kosher Jesus” – #2 The Rabbi and the Stranger
February 6, 2012
Author: Rich Robinson

Book Title: Kosher Jesus Author: Shmuley Boteach Date Published: February 2, 2012 Publisher: Gefen Publishing House; First Edition (US) First Printing edition Genre: 1. Theology2. Jewish Life3. Biographies ISBN: 978-9652295782 Reviewer: Rich Robinson Review Date: February 6, 2012 Chapter 1, “The Rabbi and the Stranger” Boteach relies foundationally, as we saw last time, on scholar…

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“Kosher Jesus” – #1 Jesus Maccabee?
February 3, 2012
Author: Rich Robinson

Book Title: Kosher Jesus Author: Shmuley Boteach Date Published: February 2, 2012 Publisher: Gefen Publishing House; First Edition (US) First Printing edition Genre: 1. Theology2. Jewish Life3. Biographies ISBN: 978-9652295782 Reviewer: Rich Robinson Review Date: February 2, 2012 #1 Jesus Maccabee? I’ve begun reading Shmuley Boteach’s Kosher Jesus, having received my review copy a few…

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You Take Jesus, I’ll Take God
January 31, 2012

Book Title: You Take Jesus, I’ll Take God Author: Samuel Levine Date Published: June 1980 Publisher: Hamoroh Pr Genre: 1. Jewish Life2. Religious Studies3. Theology ISBN: 978-0960475414 Reviewer: Jews for Jesus Review Date: January 31, 2012 Overview As a Christian, it is difficult not to be offended by the presentation of Levine’s book. As a…

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The Sound and the Fury: Kosher Jesus
January 18, 2012
Author: Rich Robinson


It’s not officially out just yet (that should come about February 1st), but Shmuley Boteach’s latest book Kosher Jesus is already, in a very public way, running the gamut of Jewish responses. Just google “Kosher Jesus” and you’ll have enough reading material for an entire airplane ride.

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Wonder What You Can Do with the Wonderbook?
July 1, 2011

Book Title: The Wonder Book: Answers to Kids’ Questions Author: Child Evangelism Fellowship Date Published: 2000 Publisher: CEF Press ISBN: 978-1559760249 Reviewer: Jews for Jesus 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…

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