Original Jesus: What He Really Did and Why It Really Matters
“The real Jesus is so much more compelling than the various Jesus characters of our imaginations. This superb book will introduce you to Original Jesus—do yourself a favor, open it up, and get to know him.”See All
ACT Brumbies Rugby Union Squad Chaplain
“Christianity is about Jesus Christ, and this wonderful book shows why he is worth thinking about and getting to know. The genius of this book is that it isnt about who we might think Jesus is —its about who he really is.”See All
co–chair, Passion for Life
“This is a gem of a book. Carl takes us back through the gospels to remind us of who Jesus really is: a person, not a sketch, who transforms those he meets. Deep theology, simply put.”See All
blogger, author, A New Name
“The real Jesus is more compelling, unpredictable, and life–changing than the image of him we tend to have in our heads. This engaging, witty and punchy book shows why.”See All
Pastor, author, Lifted and Connected
“Laferton simply and attractively walks through Luke's Gospel and in a simple, interesting and relevant way speaks into our culture, which increasingly thinks it's OK for the individual to invent their own view of Jesus. This is a book worth anyones time. I loved reading it, and I'd love my friends to read it.”See All
“Our culture loves to reinvent Jesus in its own image. This tremendous book gives us a strong and thrilling dose of reality.”See All
pastor, blogger and author of Gospel Wakefulness and Your Jesus is Too Safe
“Excellent. Carl's lively and engaging style makes the gospel of Jesus, and everyone's need for him, explicitly clear. This is a great introduction to the true Jesus.”See All
UK soccer Premier League, former Chelsea midfielder
“In this clearly written volume, Carl provides a succinct and sincere presentation of the gospel for those willing to challenge their own presuppositions about Jesus. Here is a reliable guide to discovering that the Original Jesus is far more powerful, far more radical, and far more gracious than we have ever allowed him to be.”See All
Stephen T. Um
senior minister, Citylife Presbyterian Church, Boston, MA; president, Center for Gospel Culture; author, Why Cities Matter
“Like a friend, this book helps sort through the question of who Jesus is. It points to the original Jesus in a lively and conversational way, so that we interact with voices all around but hear, finally, the words of Jesus himself. This book is like the best kind of friend, bringing us to meet Jesus.”See All
author, speaker, Director of Womens Initiatives, TGC
“Brilliant. Quick, easy, and to the point, Original Jesus unmasks the frauds and presents the real thing.”See All
Senior Pastor, College Church, Wheaton
Good teacher...or intolerant judge...or children's story...Who is Jesus?
This is a book about Original Jesus—the one who actually lived in human history. The one who often gets hidden behind all the other versions of Jesus we're offered. The Jesus who is controversial, compassionate, sometimes uncomfortable, often unpredictable... and completely real.
This short, lively book explains why the original Jesus really matters to you—how his life can transform your world, your hopes and your future.
Short, funny, friendly and easy–to–read, Original Jesus looks at seven episodes in Jesus' life from the Gospel of Luke, and explains the central gospel message. Perfect for giving away to unbelieving family and friends, whatever their view of Jesus, and for handing out at church outreach events.