The destiny of Israel and the Christian Church is bound together, evident in the Scriptures. Learning this truth is essential for survival.
Jewish Roots – Understanding Your Jewish Faith is an introduction to biblical theology from a Jewish contextual point of view plus practical evaluation and council for the Messianic Jewish communities and the Christian Church.
Jewish Roots presents the fundamentals regarding biblical theology, Israel and the Church, the Jewish people, the Messianic Jewish community, and much more. Important matters are discussed such as the relationship of law and grace, the role of the Spirit, and an approach to Judaism.
This new edition considers recent biblical scholarship and evaluates the progress of the Messianic Jewish community – a pulsating grass roots movement among Jewish and non-Jewish followers of Jesus of Nazareth who recognize and identify with their Jewishness.
Messianic Judaism and Messianic Jewish biblical theology are significant not only to those who are part of Messianic Jewish congregations – indeed, because the destiny of Israel and the Church is bound together, Messianic Jewish theology has implications of great importance for all people worldwide.
Table of Contents:
Chapter 1: the Biblical Meaning of Israel
Chapter 2: Israel’s Call and the New Testament
Chapter 3: Paul, Israel, and the Law
Chapter 4: Messianic Judaism – Difficult Passages
Chapter 5: Survey of the History of Judaism and Christianity
Chapter 6: The Faith and Life of Messianic Jews
Chapter 7: Messianic Jewish Practice
Chapter 8: Extra-Biblical Practices
Chapter 9: Jewish and Biblical Worship
Chapter 10: Dangers to Be Faced
Chapter 11: Aberrations
Chapter 12: The Messianic Jewish Movement after Forty Years
Chapter 13: A Messianic Jewish Vision
Appendix 1: The 613 Laws
Appendix 2: Major Writings Supporting Positions Taken in This Book
Appendix 3: Fuller Theological Seminary New Release
Appendix 4: When Is Ritual Idolatry?
A Selected Bibliography
Dan Juster’s writings have been a blessing to so many of us. His book Jewish Roots is a balanced and solid presentation that covers many of the most important themes of biblical theology and its connection to the original Jewish context for understanding the Bible. It is both informative and inspirational. I highly recommend it.
Mike Bickle, International House of Prayer, Kansas City, MO
Dan Juster is one of the most astute men I know, and his exposition of theology related to the Jewish roots of Christianity is not only scholarly, but powerfully enlightening as well. I would highly recommend any work that Dan puts his pen to.
Jane Hansen Hoyt, President and CEO, Aglow International
About the Author:
Dr. Daniel Juster is director of Tikkun International, and was the senior pastor of Beth Messianic Jewish Congregations from 1978-2012, and founding president of the Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations. He hungered for more knowledge of the Messiah, of his own Jewish roots, and of the role of the Church in Israel’s salvation. His search for truth led him through two evangelical colleges, two graduate-seminaries, four degrees and nearly three decades of intensive study. He is the author of many books on theological and ministry subjects.