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Introduction to Messianic Judaism: Its Ecclesial Context and Biblical Foundations

Title:  Introduction to Messianic Judaism: Its Ecclesial Context and Biblical Foundations

Author:  David Rudolph & Joel Willitts

Pages:  336

Year:  2013

Publisher:  Zondervan

My rating 4 out of 5 stars.

The book holds essays that cover a variety of topics with all of them of short duration, making for easy reading and conversations with others.  I was looking for a book that would help me understand Messianic Judaism without being bogged down with academic terminology or linguistic studies, though those have their place.

Understanding Messianic Jewish thought and life is a tough undertaking when one sees the host of books written and various conclusions of authors.  The best part of the essays for the most part is the helpful introduction into a people with a long history and deep roots.  There were essays that were very insightful, some that I frankly had no clue what they were putting forth and others that were frankly empty.

I do think this book would help anyone seeking to understand with a good start in that direction.  No, this book is not to be thought of as covering all topics related to Messianic thought or life.  Readers will find many other sources noted at the end of each essay should they choose to pursue further understanding, and I found that a big plus.  Though the book is only four years old, I would like to see an updated or new version of this one published for easy reading and further study.

Like any book written by human authors there will be conclusions one agrees with and those that aren’t compatible with one’s understanding.  As long as one reads with discernment and ultimately looking at the infallible source of Scripture for the final conclusion, anyone who at least reads even a couple essays will walk away with a deeper love and appreciation for the Jewish people, land and nation.
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