Rich: The Reality of Encountering Jesus
Dickson, Peter; Gibson, David
Almost $100 billion is spent in the USA every year on medical research. Yet the humbling truth for all of us who sit across the desk from you in clinics and hospitals the world over, is that a scientific answer for the deeper sicknesses and troubles that we all experience will always be out of reach. But what if someone has the answer and it costs mankind nothing?This book will steer you through the observations of a remarkable physician, Luke, who practised medicine 2000 years ago. It may have been long before antibiotics and scans, but he recognised and meticulously recorded the most significant event in world history. So whether you have never opened a Bible, or have one languishing on a shelf, I recommend you dust it off, take this book, and start a journey through the life of Jesus Christ. Using this book as a guide, you will learn to listen for what the Bible really says and come to see that it is anything but a quaint collection of tales.This book will present you with a truly life-saving treatment more than anything I or any other doctor can ever offer you!’See All
Simon Barker BSC (Hons) MD FRCSEd (Tr&Orth)
CONSULTANT ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEON, ROYAL ABERDEEN CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL
Peter Dickson has succeeded in transporting his readers from Aberdeen to the shores of Galilee in this vivid account of Dr Luke’s impeccably researched biography of Jesus. But I must confess that this journey comes with a health warning as we look at Jesus we’ll discover much more about ourselves.’See All
AUTHOR, CHRISTIANITY EXPLORED
Working in the world of finance, I come across many who have very healthy bank balances but who are poor in other ways. This book will be a real help to many both those who are seeking a richer experience of life and a true relationship with God, and those who are currently blind to their true position. It is written in a clear and lucid style, is free from religious jargon and is very accessible. Full of illustrations, the authors unpack what it means to live in relationship with the living God and so to live life to the full. This is a great book to read for yourself and an excellent one to give to friends and colleagues.’See All
CHIEF EXECUTIVE, FIXED INCOME, M&G INVESTMENTS, LONDON
"Not a safe book. Peter Dickson is a bit sneaky (the book is so engagingly written) and yet terribly stubborn (he refuses to offer you a bland, smooth, mass-market, shrink-wrapped Jesus). So reading it may make you savingly angry or fearfully grateful-either of which will be okay. I find so refreshing this combination of contemporary clarity and old, rugged gospel."See All
Dale Ralph Davis
author and Bible expositor
"Jesus has set me free from self-centredness to serve God and my fellow human beings, and given me grounds for believing that physical death is not the final end of life but the pathway to a future, better life in the presence of God. My prayer is that this book will help its readers by both creating and nourishing living faith in Jesus Christ."See All
I. Howard Marshall
Emeritus Professor of New Testament, University of Aberdeen
"This is one of the best books of its kind that I have seen. It brings the familiar chapters of Luke's Gospel into the arena of the Twenty First Century, and makes the Christian faith real and relevant. One of the chapters is entitled "The Real Jesus". We encounter him throughout this book. I predict a wide use for it."See All
Conference speaker and formerly minister St George's Tron, Glasgow for 20 years.
What does it mean to belong to God's family? Consider the gospel of Luke which introduces us to Jesus the most important man who ever lived. This book demonstrates that encountering Jesus is a matter of urgency for all people everywhere. The Gospel of Luke is applied to a 21st century audience using contemporary illustrations including the recent financial crisis.
Published November 2010
About the Author
Peter Dickson has been minister at High Church, Hilton in Aberdeen since 1996. He grew up in Edinburgh and St. Andrews and became a Christian through the witness of Scripture Union camps. He is married to Eleanor, who comes from Inverness, and they have two children, Esther and Jamie.
David Gibson was born in America and grew up in East Africa and Northern Ireland. He has a Ph.D in Theology from the University of Aberdeen and is currently the Assistant Minister at High Church, Hilton. Married to Angela, his interests include writing, playing football, watching rugby, entertaining and being entertained by his children, Archie, Ella and Samuel.