Discovering Jesus: Why Four Gospels to Portray One Person?

By T. Desmond Alexander

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Discovering Jesus: Why Four Gospels to Portray One Person?

By T. Desmond Alexander

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If asked how Matthew’s Gospel differs from Luke’s, or what aspects of Jesus’ personhood and ministry the Gospel of Mark focuses on compared to those of John, how would you answer? In Discovering Jesus, T. D. Alexander sets out to help readers understand how each Gospel account is uniquely written and why all four are important for having a rich picture of the person of Jesus Christ. 

Alexander guides readers to see how the Gospels display Jesus as the Son of David who establishes the kingdom of God, the Son of God who suffers to ransom others, the Savior of the world who seeks the lost, and the Lamb of God who brings eternal life through a new exodus. Each chapter ends with discussion questions for individual or group study.


T. Desmond Alexander

T. Desmond Alexander (PhD, The Queen’s University of Belfast) is senior lecturer in biblical studies and director of postgraduate studies at Union Theological College in Belfast. Alexander is the chairman of the Tyndale Fellowship for Biblical and Theological Research, served as coeditor of The New Dictionary of Biblical Theology, and has written many volumes in the area of biblical theology. T. D. is married to Anne, and they have two adult children.

Product Details

Category: Biblical Studies
Format: Paperback
Page Count: 144
Size: 5.25 in x 8.0 in
Weight: 5.7 ounces
ISBN-10: 1-4335-2005-2
ISBN-13: 978-1-4335-2005-1
ISBN-UPC: 9781433520051
Case Quantity: 72
Published: November 30, 2010


“Appreciating the gospels is not easy, especially given all the views that are out there about what the gospels do with Jesus. Here is a solid introduction to the key themes of these central books about Jesus. Accessible and clear, Discovering Jesus will get you well oriented and open up a lifetime of reflection about Jesus.”
Darrell L. Bock, Executive Director of Cultural Engagement, The Hendricks Center, Dallas Theological Seminary

“Desmond Alexander has produced a concise, readable introduction to the distinctives of each of the four New Testament Gospels and the process of their composition. Written clearly and simply, will helpful charts and diagrams, this small book reflects what a broad cross-section of evangelical New Testament scholars today believe. I recommend it warmly.”
Craig L. Blomberg, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of New Testament, Denver Seminary

Discovering Jesus has been an invaluable tool for our congregation. We used the charts and outlines for our Gospels class last summer. Discovering Jesus helped our people understand each gospel in a clear and systematic way.”
Pablo Monroy, Spiritual Growth and Young Married Pastor, River Pointe Church, Richmond, Texas