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Lois Tverberg

Author of  Walking in the Dust of Rabbi Jesus

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Lois Tverberg's Bio:
Lois Tverberg has been teaching and writing about the Jewish background of Christianity for the past fifteen years. With Ann Spangler she authored the best-seller, Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus: How the Jewishness of Jesus will Transform Your Faith.. The book explores the first-century world of rabbis and disciples, festivals, prayers and the Torah, and how restoring Jesus to his Jewish reality sheds light on his life and ministry. Recently Lois completed a new book: "Walking in the Dust of Rabbi Jesus: How the Jewish Words of Jesus Can Change Your Life" (Zondervan, 2012). There, she asks the next question: what are the implications of Jesus' Jewish context for how we live as his disciples? She contemplates some Jewish ideas that deepen our understanding of Jesus' words and yield fresh, practical insights for following him today. Lois has always enjoyed discovering the answers to head-scratching questions and sharing the "ah-hah" moments with others. For years she did this as a professor of Biology at Hope College in Holland, Michigan, USA, after receiving her Ph.D. in Physiology from the University of Iowa in 1993. Her career as a professor took a turn, however, when she discovered the importance of the Bible's Jewish setting, and began learning Hebrew and Greek and studying in the land of Israel.

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