If you have ever found yourself studying an event from Christ’s life and flipping back and forth from one Gospel to another to try to get the whole picture, then this book is for you. In A Simplified Harmony of the Gospels, Jesus’ life is presented chronologically, taking you from one scene to the next, weaving each gospel writer’s observations into the story, capturing the subtle nuances that give each of the Gospels its individuality.
The Simplified Harmony is supported by hundreds of in-text explanatory notes and comments that probe the deeper meanings of the Scripture and place you in the living stream of its history and culture. Helpful sidebars are included to help with those areas where some events are questionable as to where they fit in the chronological order of Christ’s ministry. Included in the resource is an expanded outline, a systematic reading plan, indices for each Gospel, and a subject index.
“Capernaum. 60Therefore, when many of His disciples heard this, they said, ‘This teaching” (John 6:59–60)
“During the final year of Jesus’ earthly life, He concentrated His ministry in Judea, Jerusalem, and a region known as Perea. Situated east of the Jordan River, Perea was populated mostly by Gentiles.” (Page 2)
“Before His ascension to the Father, He spent forty days with His followers, proving that He was alive and strengthening them for their mission of proclaiming His gospel to all the world.” (Page 2)
“The purpose of the Gospel writers was to show how God revealed Himself uniquely in the life and ministry of His Son. Precise details about His life were not so important to them as the realization by their readers that Jesus was one in whom they could place their faith and trust. They wrote to call people to commitment to Him as Lord and Savior (see John 20:31).” (Page 1)
“‘We no longer believe because of what you said, for we have heard for ourselves and know that this really is the Savior of the world.’” (Page 45)
I've taught Sunday school to adults for years. This new Harmony is super. Great layout, beautiful cover, clear and concise writing. Simplified, but not pablum. Serious scholarship, but crystal clear. The format makes for a very easy and short read.