His Disciples Turned Their World Upside Down
"Jesus’ first followers responded to his words with actions that astound us," writes Lois Tverberg in her book Walking in the Dust of Rabbi Jesus. "They left behind home, family, and comfort behind to follow him, risking their lives to change the world."
As life-changing as Jesus’ teachings were in their original context, modern readers often struggle to see what provoked such a radical response. Could the debris of time and cultural change have taken the edge off Jesus’ earth-shattering words?