“Instruct the wise and they will be wiser still; teach the righteous and they will add to their learning.”
Proverbs 9:9

“Who is wise? One who learns from all people.”

 Jewish History, Antisemitism, and The Church

Christian Spirituality Through Jewish Eyes

Must See Films

If you are a follower who Jesus it is inevitable that in the course of building authentic relationships with your Jewish friends and neighbors–assuming both you and your Jewish friends are genuinely interested in breaking down walls of ignorance and fear and talking about the “elephants in the room”–questions may arise or challenges may come regarding your conviction that Jesus is the Messiah and the Son of God. While I do not advocate beating your Jewish friends over the head with Christian doctrine, nor do I believe that you should feel ashamed about subscribing to those doctrines.  The resources listed below will help you navigate those discussions and provide reasonable answers if and when they arise.

If you are Jewish and don’t subscribe to the messiahship of Jesus, let me encourage you to consider what my friend and author, Rabbi Niles Goldstein, once said–“Don’t freak out when your Christian friends want to tell you about Jesus.  They’re only doing it because they love you.”

Christian Doctrine & Apologetics

Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in the Messiah may be ashamed of their slander.
1 Peter 3:15-16

Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.
Colossians 4:5-6

Great Books About Jesus

Resources on the Net

The listing of these resources is not an endorsement of everything written by the authors, the content contained within their works, or the methodologies they advocate.

If you’re wondering which books to start with, check out the ones that have been bolded.