Who is this unpredictable preacher, who so baffles the Pharisees, yet so enchants the simple that they willingly leave their nets and boats to follow Him? This collection of reflections on the public ministry of Jesus, from the time he left his hometown, Nazareth, to the final evening of his life in Jerusalem, some three years later, provides a bird’s-eye view of the most captivating life ever lived! It presents this itinerant preacher as so enchanting as to have, on the one hand, simple folk so willingly leave their nets and boats to follow him, and, on the other, so baffle the scribes and Pharisees as to have him crucified. We are amazed at the kinds of miracles we witness him perform even as we watch with consternation his trial, passion and death, until we are wonderstruck at his resurrection!
The newness of these reflections lies in the help they offer in rediscovering the depth of humanness that heeding his voice makes possible in our everyday life.