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Jesus the Reason

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by James W. Sire

Jesus the Reason
  • Number of Studies: 8
  • Formats: pdf
  • Published: October 27, 2012
  •  In stock
  • ISBN: 978-0-8308-6317-4
  • Item Code: 6317

What reason do you have for believing Christianity is true?

The best reason is Jesus himself.

James W. Sire invites you to meet Jesus by digging deep into the Bible. You'll discover what Jesus did and said. And you'll be encouraged to decide what place Jesus has in your life today.

Whether you are reading the Gospels for the first time or for the fiftieth, you'll find these investigative Bible studies challenging and transforming.

This revised LifeGuide Bible Study features additional questions for starting group discussions and for meeting God in personal reflection, together with expanded leader's notes and a "Now or Later" section in each study.

PDF download with a single-user license; available from InterVarsity Press and other resellers.


Getting the Most Out of Jesus the Reason
1. The Unexpected Jesus - Mark 2:1-12
2. Jesus the Lover of Sinners - Luke 7:36-50
3. The Sin Jesus Forgives - Mark 7:1-23
4. Jesus the Good Teacher - Luke 10:25-37
6. Jesus the Father - Luke 15:11-32
7. Jesus the Servant Savior - Mark 10:32-45
9. Jesus the Sacrifice - Mark 14--15
10. The Resurrection of Jesus - Luke 24:1-43
Leader's Notes

James W. Sire

James W. Sire (1933–2018) was a widely-respected apologist, author, and lecturer who served for more than thirty years as senior editor at InterVarsity Press. He is the author of more than twenty books, including the seminal apologetics title The Universe Next Door, which was first published in 1976 and has sold over 350,000 copies in five editions and has been translated into eighteen foreign languages.

Born on a ranch on the rim of the Nebraska Sandhills, Sire served as an officer in the Army, a professor of English literature, philosophy, and theology, and a lecturer at over two hundred universities in the U.S., Canada, Eastern and Western Europe, and Asia. He received a PhD in English from the University of Missouri, an MA in English from Washington State University, and a BA in chemistry and English from the University of Nebraska.

Sire's teaching and books often covered the concepts of worldview and Christian apologetics. He focused on the application of worldview thinking to the integration of Christian faith and the academic disciplines, as well as the nature of "signals of transcendence" and their relation to Christian life. His many books include The Universe Next Door, Apologetics Beyond Reason, Beginning with God, Scripture Twisting, Discipleship of the Mind, Chris Chrisman Goes to College, Why Should Anyone Believe Anything at All?, Habits of the Mind, Naming the Elephant, Learning to Pray Through the Psalms, Why Good Arguments Often Fail, and A Little Primer on Humble Apologetics.

For further information and a complete biography, see the IVP press release: James W. Sire, “A Keystone in the Intellectual Renewal of Evangelicalism,” Dies

BY James W. Sire

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