Am höchsten bewertete kritische Rezension
A Teacher is held to a higher standard.
am 10. Februar 2000
We used this study during an Outreach Bible Study, and I was dismayed to find some poorly chosen descriptions of God. While searching, doubts and misunderstandings are normal, but to state them as correct characteristics is troubling. For instance, on page 17&18 of The Jesus I Never Knew, Yancy writes...In the Old Testament I found myself identifying with those who boldly stood up to God: Moses, Job, Jeremiah, Habakkuk, the psalmists. As I read, I felt I was watching a play with human characters who acted out their lives of small triumph and large tragedy on stage, while periodically calling to an unseen Stage Manager, "You don't know what it's like out here!" Job was most brazen, flinging to God this accusation: "Do you have eyes of flesh? Do you see as a mortal sees?" Every so often I could hear the echo of a booming voice from far offstage, behind the curtain. "Yeah, and you don't know what it's like back here either!" it said, to Moses, to the prophets, most loudly to Job. When I got to the Gospels, however, the accusing voices stilled. God, if I may use such language, "found out" what life is like in the confines of planet earth.
A simple way to refute this is two things, one is that God is not a God of time. So, therefore, He has always known what it was like to be human. The the accusing voices, well, that's when judgement went from being hinged on the law to grace. God didn't learn something knew or wake up, so to speak. What a sad thing image to proclaim to people reading this book.