MEN WHO KNEW JESUS Author:Robert G. Borgwardt In this book the author writes about the disciples and others, both men and women, who knew Jesus intimately and by this method reveals the real impact of Jesus of Nazareth on the lives of these individuals. His purpose is to show the most significant thing that can happen to a human being is to be encountered by the living Christ. This is true ... more »for the contemporary man, as well as the man of the first century.
Jesus staked His whole cause on twelve men. He wrote no books; He established no school of philosophy; He organized no great armies to carry His banners. Jesus merely gathered twelve men, mostly outdoor men. They were men of the earth: farmers, fishermen, and small government officials. None of the high and mighty were found in their midst. These men had as their main concern people and life. They heard the voice of the Lord say: "Follow me" in different ways. Some heard it while holding fishing nets, another while sitting at a tax table, still others while part of a great throng listening to an inspired teacher. And these men varied in temperament; they did not all follow the Lord in the same manner.« less