Friday, February 12, 2010
Learn to Build a Bridge
For the past year, I've had the privilege of knowing an amazing woman and author named Sheryl Young. I met her at my local Word Weavers group, and I was immediately interested in her writing because she focuses a lot on the relationship between Christians and Jewish people. I bought her book, What Every Christian Should Know about the Jewish People, out of sheer curiosity, and was thoroughly impressed.
First, I'm going to let Sheryl share with you about her book:
Why is it imperative for every Christian to gain a fresh, love-filled perspective toward the Jewish people today? What makes a person consider him or herself Jewish? And the question usually on every Christian's mind: Do Jewish people really need to be “converted”? In What Every Christian Should Know About the Jewish People are answers to these questions and many more! Come discover the key to building bridges between the only two faiths who believe in the one true God.
Even if you don’t know any Jewish people, maybe you've wondered why it's so hard for them to accept the Gospel. Or you want to know how our two religions can work together in these times of renewed anti-Semitism and anti-Christianity. Who better to explain this than a Jewish person who has found Jesus as her Lord and Savior?
When my husband gave his life to Jesus, I thought, "How can I, a girl from a Jewish family, be married to a Christian?" I set out to prove the Gospel wrong. But the moment I really studied the Old Testament and dared to compare it with the New, everything changed. I fell in love with “Yeshua,” saw my Jewish heritage with new appreciative eyes, and realized the two could fit perfectly together.
I have been a “Jewish believer in Jesus” since 1987. I wrote this book for Christians to answer the many questions Christians have asked her over the years about Judaism, the Jewish peoples’ culture, faith, and why Jewish people are hesitant to accept the Gospel message of Christ as their true Messiah.
Sheryl's book lives up to her claims, every one. She answers your questions about the Jewish faith, and the compatibility between it and belief in Jesus. The book is packed with information, and written in a fun and friendly style. What Every Christian Should Know About the Jewish People is a relevant and important book in these times of religious divisiveness. You can purchase it through Lifeway and Amazon.
Sheryl has been an inspiration to me--as a person and as a writer. Please visit her on her blog--you'll be glad you did :).