Behold the King of Glory: A Narrative of the Life, Death, and Resurrection of Jesus Christ

By Russ Ramsey, Foreword by Nancy Guthrie

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Behold the King of Glory: A Narrative of the Life, Death, and Resurrection of Jesus Christ

By Russ Ramsey, Foreword by Nancy Guthrie

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Enter into the greatest story ever told.

In this carefully researched retelling of the story of Jesus, Russ Ramsey invites us to rediscover our wonder at Christ's sinless life, brutal death, and glorious resurrection.

Featuring forty short chapters recounting key episodes from Jesus’s time on earth, this book expands on the biblical narrative in a fresh and creative way—giving us a taste of what it would have been like to walk next to Jesus and experience his earthly ministry firsthand.

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Russ Ramsey

Russ Ramsey (ThM, Covenant Theological Seminary) serves as a pastor at Christ Presbyterian Church in Nashville, Tennessee. He also is an editor for and writes for and Russ lives in Nashville with his wife, Lisa, and their four children.

Product Details

Category: Theology
Format: Paperback
Page Count: 240
Size: 5.5 in x 8.5 in
Weight: 10.3 ounces
ISBN-10: 1-4335-4508-X
ISBN-13: 978-1-4335-4508-5
ISBN-UPC: 9781433545085
Case Quantity: 48
Published: January 31, 2015

Table of Contents

  1. Life for the Dying (John 4:43–54)
  2. Wild with the Hope (Matthew 4:1–11)
  3. Behold the Lamb of God (John 1:19–51)
  4. One Hundred and Fifty Gallons (John 2:1–12)
  5. Destroy This Temple (John 2:13–25)
  6. Zeus and the Pharisees (John 3:1–21)
  7. Herod’s Half Brother’s Wife (John 3:22–4:3)
  8. Famous (Luke 5:1–26)
  9. Lord of the Sabbath (Luke 6:1–11)
  10. Only Say the Word (Matthew 8–9)
  11. The Death of John (Mark 6:14–29; Luke 7:18–35)
  12. The Storm Treader (Matthew 14:22–33; Mark 6:45–56)
  13. Bread of Life (Matthew 14:34–16:12; John 6:22–7:1)
  14. You Are the Christ (Luke 9:18–36)
  15. Before Abraham Was Born (John 7–8)
  16. Born Blind (John 9–10)
  17. The Good Samaritan (Luke 10:1–37)
  18. The Leaven of the Pharisees (Luke 11:29–13:35)
  19. Lost Things Found (Luke 14–15)
  20. Lazarus of Bethany (John 11:1–44)
  21. A World Upside Down (Mark 10:35–45)
  22. The Living Legend (Mark 10:46–52; John 12:9–11)
  23. The King’s Coronation (1 Kings 1; Luke 19:28–36)
  24. Hosanna (Luke 19:36–40)
  25. The Vinedresser’s Tree (Matthew 21:18–22; Luke 13:6–9)
  26. Indignation (Matthew 21:12–17)
  27. John’s Baptism (Mark 11:27–12:44)
  28. The Scent of Opulence (Matthew 26:6–13; Mark 13:3–13; John 12:1–8)
  29. Thirteen Men (John 13:1–35)
  30. The Last Cup (Mark 14:22–42, John 14)
  31. Trial at Night (Matthew 26:47–68)
  32. The Reckoning (Matthew 26:69–27:2; Mark 10:17–31)
  33. What Is Truth? (John 18:28–19:16)
  34. Crucifixion (Luke 23:26–46)
  35. The Forgotten Day (Matthew 27:51–66)
  36. He Is Not Here (Matthew 28:1–10; John 20:1–10)
  37. Flesh and Bone (Matthew 28:11–15; John 20:11–29)
  38. Do You Love Me? (John 21:1–23)
  39. Behold the Man of Sorrows (Isaiah 53; Luke 24:1–35)
  40. Behold the King of Glory (Philippians 2:5–11; 1 Corinthians 15:3–49; 1 Peter 1:3–9; Romans 8; Revelation 21)


“With a writer’s imagination and skill, a theologian’s backbone, and a disciple’s devotion, Ramsey weds knowledge to emotional resonance and information to immanence in this moving account of Jesus’s life. You will grow and delight as you travel with him.”
Dan Doriani, Professor of Biblical and Systematic Theology, Covenant Theological Seminary

“Russ Ramsey’s solid biblical teaching and storytelling are treasures that have deeply impacted my journey as a Christian working in Hollywood. His writing creates a deep hunger for God’s Word. This is a book I will give friends to help them understand what I believe about the meaning of the cross.”
Korey Scott Pollard, TV Producer and Assistant Director, A to Z, Grey’s Anatomy, House M.D., CSI, Monk, Rizoli & Isles, Nashville, Lie to Me

“I don’t know anyone who can make the stories—and the Story—in Scripture feel as present, as alive, and as sweeping as Russ Ramsey. His prose, his grasp of history and theology, not to mention his love of Jesus, does more than merely draw me into his book—it makes me want to read the Bible.”
Andrew Peterson, singer/songwriter; author, The Wingfeather Saga series; Founder, The Rabbit Room

“Many of us have wondered at some point, ‘What would it be like to live when Jesus did?’ With purity to biblical truth and perceptive insight into how the human heart works, Russ Ramsey answers that question. He tells the story of Jesus dwelling among us—a story filled with political intrigue, baffling miracles, relational complexities, and heartbreaking suffering—by presenting old truths in engagingly fresh ways. Read this book! And then share it with others who need to witness Jesus anew.”
Jani Ortlund, Executive Vice President, Renewal Ministries

“‘Behold’ means see with fresh understanding. Read this book to be renewed in your hopes—for today, for tomorrow, forever. Share this book with others, or read it to your children, so they may behold Christ too. Ramsey has succeeded at capturing and displaying the drama of Jesus—incarnate, dead, and risen—with memorable force.”
Robert W. Yarbrough, Professor of New Testament, Covenant Theological Seminary

“It gives me great pleasure to endorse the life and writing of Russ Ramsey. We have been in the trenches together caring for the ‘called out ones.’ Russ gave us gospel immersion and fruits of deep care with Behold the Lamb of God. He continues this life-giving pattern of grace and service with this new, beautifully written book pointing to the Hero King Jesus.”
Charlie Peacock, author; teacher; Composer/Producer, AMC Drama, TURN; record producer for The Civil Wars, Switchfoot, and The Lone Bellow

“Ramsey has written a captivating narrative of the life of Jesus in a biographical style that captures the life of Jesus so vividly, at times you’ll wonder if Ramsey sat down and spoke with all the people involved in the story. It’s the story of a real man who walked this earth and died on a cross bearing the wrath we deserve. Historical and faithful to Scripture, Behold the King of Glory is a wonderful Bible-reading companion for the Lenten season.”
Trillia Newbell, author, If God Is For Us: The Everlasting Truth of Our Great Salvation

“There is a graceful simplicity to Ramsey’s prose—and to his retelling of the old familiar story—that enables him to truly move his readers with the potency of gospel. Here is a quiet voice that can shake stone.”
N. D. Wilson, author, Death by Living and Boys of Blur; Managing Editor, Credenda/Agenda Magazine; Fellow of Literature, New Saint Andrews College

“Ramsey’s ability to knit the accounts of the gospels into a highly readable, easily accessible, and grace-saturated narrative is a blessing for all. Telling the story of Jesus in bite-sized readings that can easily accord with anticipation and celebration of the Easter season makes this book a special gift.”
Bryan Chapell, Stated Clerk, Presbyterian Church in America

“This book throws open the curtains on Jesus and invites us to taste and see the only love that is better than life. This isn’t a great book just for the season of Lent, but for every season of life.”
Scotty Smith, Pastor Emeritus, Christ Community Church, Franklin, Tennessee; Teacher in Residence, West End Community Church, Nashville, Tennessee