Son of Man: A Biography of Jesus
Two years ago, Henry H Harris published his book entitled Son of Man: A Biography of Jesus. An account of Christ’s ministry years, the book arranges the Gospels chronologically and tells Jesus’s story in the context of his culture. The book is a holistic, historically accurate dramatization that provides a 360-degree view of Jesus and his world.
The book is available in hardcover, paperback, and ebook formats.
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Would You Like to Know Jesus as Those Closest to Him Did?
Son of Man is an honest-to-Bible account of Jesus and the world he lived in. Two things make this biography unique:
- First, it arranges the Gospels in a narrative arc with a clear beginning, middle, and end. It reorders the nonlinear storyline of the Gospels and tells the story chronologically to help the reader see how, and maybe more importantly, why things unfolded as they did.
- Second, it tells Jesus’s story in the context of his culture. The geography, climate, politics, racism, social norms, religion, traditions, economics, morality, language, and customs of the second temple era play key roles in this narrative. What emerges is a holistic, historically accurate dramatization that provides a 360-degree view of Jesus and his world.
No fictionalized elements or dialog have been added. All events and quotations are taken from the texts of Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, and Acts. All of Jesus’s recorded words and actions are included, and duplicate accounts have been harmonized.
Recent books about the life of Christ have been skeptical of the Bible and have used Jewish and Roman texts as their primary sources. Religious and secular history books provide valuable insights into Jesus’s world, but to understand the man himself, the best sources are the ancient narratives written by Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.
An appendix is included to help Bible students study Jesus’s ministry years chronologically, pericope by pericope. For deeper research, Old Testament passages that are relevant to each event are cited.
If you are a student of Jesus’s life and times, or a follower of Jesus and his teachings, you will find yourself looking at Jesus with new eyes and new understanding. And you will gain a greater appreciation for what it must have taken for Jesus to do what he did: embody the Son of God in the Son of Man.
Have questions or comments about the book? Visit the contact page to send Henry an email.