BOOK REVIEWS 

From Moses to Muhammad: The Shared Origins of Judaism, Christianity and Islam

“An exciting and scrupulously fair book, in a field where excitement often overwhelms fairness. Not here: Isbouts is a trustworthy guide throughout a perennial minefield.”

Francis E. Peters, Author of “The Children of Abraham.”

 

“With sweeping narrative and vivid analysis, Jean-Pierre Isbouts shows that Judaism, Christianity, and Islam are rooted in common sources of revelation.”

Bruce Chilton, author of “Rabbi Jesus”

 

“Jean-Pierre Isbouts makes a most important contribution to help overcome negative stereotypes.”                       

Rabbi David Rosen, Director, Interreligious Affairs,

American Jewish Committee

 

 

National Geographic’s The Biblical World: An Illustrated Atlas  

“For its scope, beauty, and relevance in today’s world, this unparalleled atlas has become a classic.”                        

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“The National Geographic Society, under the editorship of Professor Isbouts and a team of advisors, has produced a visually stunning atlas of the Bible.”

Donald Senior, C.P., The Bible in Review

 

“This ambitious and carefully researched undertaking has a simple aim: to give readers a chronicle of ‘the people, places, and events that shaped the biblical world.’”

Jennifer Jack, American University Library.

 

 

 

National Geographic’s In the Footsteps of Jesus

“Dr. Jean-Pierre Isbouts has written widely on the genesis of Judaism, Christianity and Islam… I was moved by his text challenging me more deeply to follow the Way, Truth, and Life. I felt that I was following Jesus again.”           

Carol Ann Morrow, St. Anthony Messenger

 

“What emerges from the book’s pages is a very modern portrait of a grassroots spiritual reformer, fired by the socio-economic injustices of the Galilee and Judea of his day. This makes the book surprisingly relevant for our own era, when the Middle East is once again convulsed by the collision of political, religious and ideological forces.”

Santa Barbara Independent

 

“This detailed nondenominational account will capture history lovers and the faithful alike and provide important historical context for the life of Jesus and the rise of Christianity.”   War Cry

 

“The book reconstructs the historical, social and cultural conditions of Jesus’ time by exploring the people, places and politics of the world in which he lived… “In the Footsteps of Jesus” is an ambitious undertaking led by Jean-Pierre Isbouts, a humanities scholar and professor at Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, CA.”

Kim Shippey, Christian Science Sentinel

 

 

National Geographic’s Who’s Who in the Bible

“Isbouts (humanities, Fielding Graduate Univ.; The Biblical World) has written an exquisite reference guide to the personalities in the Bible…. This well-researched and well-organized work will complement what is already on your shelf.”

Jacqueline Parascandola, Columbia University Libraries

 

“Occasionally, a book will arrive that is so impressive in its presentation that I stop immediately to look through it. Such is the case with Who’s Who In The Bible: Unforgettable People and Timeless Stories from Genesis to Revelation by Jean-Pierre Isbouts ... The scholarship is deep and without the usual presuppositions.”

John D. Pierce, Baptists Today

 

“Dr. Jean-Pierre Isbouts is brilliant and did a magnificent job in his research and writing of this book. This surpasses any biblical reference book I have on my shelves. I enjoyed being transported to biblical times while reading and viewing the photographs in this masterpiece. A must have for any biblical scholar, student, professor or layman.”

Ordinary Servant

"TEN PRAYERS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD"

“A thoughtful examination of faiths and faith stories throughout the ages.”—Booklist

“Isbouts weighs the culture of ancient times against more modern thinking, suggesting new interpretations for legends and exploring alternative versions of stories.” Publishers Weekly

"As a history teacher myself, I was immediately drawn in by Isbouts' storytelling.  Vivid descriptions coupled with historical context provided a greater depth and understanding of these accounts."-AnAnchoredFaith.com

"Isbouts places the reader right in the thick of the action." -Rebecca Hitt 'Stories in My Pocket' blog

"Isbouts has a storyteller's gift..." -Tonya Parham 'Books Make Everything Better’ blog

“Jean-Pierre does an impressive job of looking at each story through a purely historical viewpoint, not crossing over into theology and a potential minefield. A  good reminder of how one person really can change the world and how God sometimes uses the most unlikely of characters to do so.” The Christian Backpager

"This is a book everyone could and should read, no matter if they are religious or not.” I’d Rather Be At the Beach

 

 

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