by Toby Janicki
Historians, scholars, and theologians agree that first-century Christianity was a sect of Judaism, but where does that information place first-century gentile Christians? What did it mean to be a Gentile who practiced Judaism in the days of the apostles? These are not just academic questions; they are at the heart of todayÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇs growing Messianic Jewish movement. How do non-Jews engage in the modern Messianic Jewish revival?
Toby Janicki marshals the latest scholarship on late Second-Temple-Era Judaism and early Christianity to introduce his readers to the first gentile disciples of Yeshua, a class of people called God-fearers. God-Fearers brings balance and solid answers for non-Jews seeking to practice the Jewish roots of their faith.
"The role of Gentiles within the Messianic Jewish community has been a source of controversy and discord for years. In God-Fearers, Toby Janicki provides information, insight, and wisdom that can transform this discord into fruitful dialogue. God-Fearers will help Gentiles enter into the riches of Torah in ways that support a genuinely Jewish movement for Messiah Yeshua." ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_ÌÎÌÕ Rabbi Russ Resnik, executive director, Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations
- Hardcover: 160 pages
- Publisher: First Fruits of Zion
- ISBN-13: 978-1892124654
- Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches