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Writing for Christians and non-Christians alike, John Ortberg asserts in this book that the legacy of Jesus “has swept over history like the tail of a comet, bringing his inspiration to influence art, science, government, medicine, and education; he has taught humans about dignity, compassion, forgiveness, and hope.”

Particularly compelling are Ortberg’s insights into the ways Jesus’ words and actions led to the liberation of women, children, and slaves, and how he introduced a view of sexuality, marriage, and singleness profoundly different than the pagans espoused. As Ortberg takes readers on a historical tour of Jesus’ influence, he urges Christians to be truth-seekers, willing to see that Christ loves and seeks those whom we might consider to be on “the other side.” (Zondervan)

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