Voted Best Book of the Year. There is no writer in the evangelical world that I admire and appreciate more.; Billy Graham Philip Yancey helps reveal what two thousand years of history covered up What happens when a respected Christian journalist decides to put his preconceptions aside and take a long look at the Jesus described in the Gospels? How does the Jesus of the New Testament compare to the new, rediscovered; Jesus;or even the Jesus we think we know so well? Philip Yancey offers a new and different perspective on the life of Christ and his work;his teachings, his miracles, his death and resurrection;and ultimately, who he was and why he came. From the manger in Bethlehem to the cross in Jerusalem, Yancey presents a complex character who generates questions as well as answers; a disturbing and exhilarating Jesus who wants to radically transform your life and stretch your faith. The Jesus I Never Knew uncovers a Jesus who is brilliant, creative, challenging, fearless, compassionate, unpredictable, and ultimately satisfying. ;No one who meets Jesus ever stays the same,; says Yancey. ;Jesus has rocked my own preconceptions and has made me ask hard questions about why those of us who bear his name don't do a better job of following him.