What do you see when you see the face of Jesus? ​ Some see the historical Semitic Jesus, other perhaps a Jesus with blond hair and blue eyes, or a Jesus with skin that is black, brown, red, white, or yellow. We see Jesus in our own cultural context because he speaks to all languages, all cultures, all times. Beyond the cultural context, we, at different times, see the happy Jesus, the sad Jesus, the angry Jesus, the disappointed Jesus, the suffering Jesus, the triumphant Jesus, because he is all these things. I invite you to enter this book from the eyes of those who encountered the historical Jesus up close and personal, and to let it guide you into your own encounter with the face of Jesus.What Readers Are Saying:Linda makes Jesus both faithful to his times and relevant for ours. I think this book would be especially helpful for people trying to find ways of praying with Jesus' life. - Janet

Study Guide

This Study Guide is meant to be used along with the book, The Face of Jesus. This study guide is for churches, book clubs, and others who want to study and discuss the encounters in The Face of Jesus, and more deeply understand their own personal encounters with Christ. The book is written, more or less, in chronological order. This guide has broken down the chapters by category; therefore, does not follow the book, chapter by chapter. It’s meant to help readers put themselves in various roles when encountering Jesus. Whether you are male or female, I ask you to put yourself in the position of the disciples and of the women who encountered Jesus. Whether you consider yourself rich and powerful, or one of the marginalized, or perhaps even both, I ask you to consider what those who saw the Face of Jesus felt. To get the most out of this study guide, I suggest you read the entire book first, and then go back and read the chapters in the groups shown in the study guide. Answer the questions on your own, and then discuss in a group your answers. And listen with an open heart to the views of the others in your group. Discussion at this level is best help in groups of from four to eight, so if you have a large group, you may want to form breakout groups and then have each group summarize their discussion for the entire group. You can switch the breakout groups for each lesson, affording each member of the larger group a wide array of thoughts and insights. Of course, you can use the guide for self-study as well. More information on the Study Group here.