by Johnston Cheney and Stanley Ellisen
“Jesus Christ The Greatest Life is as good and great as any work I have ever endorsed. It is a very fine way for Christians to understand more clearly the life of Christ.”
—Josh McDowell, author and speaker
This work began nearly 2,000 years ago when the Holy Spirit inspired four different individuals to write about the life of Jesus Christ, addressing four different audiences for four different purposes.
The four Gospels were placed side by side in the canon of Scripture called The New Testament. These four books make up approximately 46% of that portion of God’s Word. The first three books, referred to as the Synoptic Gospels, proclaim what Christ did and the fourth tells more specifically who He is.
All four Gospels in the Bible describe the story of the life of Christ—Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John—are inspired, critically important and able to stand alone. Each was written to a particular audience to portray a unique aspect of Jesus’ life. When these four reports are combined into one complete flowing narrative, we gain new insights. This combined account gives us the chronological order of every known fact about Jesus’ life and the teachings found in the four Gospels. Including every chapter and verse with nothing added and nothing left out. Over half of the words in the text were spoken by Jesus Christ. These words are designated in light grey in the physical edition of the text and red in the colored edition of the eBook.
Jesus Christ The Greatest Life, together with footnotes and illustrations, will help you visualize the life of Jesus Christ. As you study the four Gospels comparatively, this book will help you see the unity of their message.
Jesus Christ The Greatest Life combines two previously published works: The Life of Christ in Stereo (© 1969, Western Seminary), and The Greatest Story (© 1994, Western Seminary), with the addition of maps, graphics, timelines and editorial comments. It also includes a numbering of the thirty-five major recorded miracles, nearly one hundred icons of the major recorded events and teachings in His life.
This work represents the Gospel’s account of Jesus in a continuous story with strict adherence to the original grammar while preserving the best English equivalent. By omitting duplications of the message, the four books can fit into one. The result is not a mere literary curiosity; it forms a more convincing and readable story than any of the four Gospels alone.
Over 500,000 copies are in use today.
ISBN 0-9679864-0-0 ● Book Size: 8 1/2 x 11 Binding: Layflat Paperback ● Page Count: 304