04 March 2017

Educational & Thought-Provoking | God Among Sages: Why Jesus Is Not Just Another Religious Leader by Kenneth Richard Samples


Was Jesus just a spiritual leader, like Krishna, Buddha, Confucius, and Muhammad?
Or is he something else entirely?

In God Among Sages, Ken Samples presents a biblical and historical portrait of Jesus, grounded in the claims Jesus makes about himself. Then he compares and contrasts Jesus with Krishna, Buddha, Confucius, and Muhammad and explores the competing philosophies of religious pluralism, inclusivism, and exclusivism. The result is a clear understanding of what sets Jesus apart as not simply a teacher to follow but God himself, worthy of our full allegiance and worship.

Christians who struggle to answer claims that Jesus was just a good teacher, as well as those haven't quite made up their minds about Jesus's claims to divinity, will value this accessible introduction to comparative religions.


God Among Sages: Why Jesus Is Not Just Another Religious Leader provides an educational resource for the average Christian. Kenneth Richard Samples uses his book to delve into the person of Jesus—who He is, how He compares to other significant religious figures, and how Christians should approach the differences—and it is an accessible and easy-to-read exploration of the subject matter. With informative evidence and insight for his conclusions and plenty of discussion questions, God Among Sages offers a worthwhile and thought-provoking read to Christians seeking to understand Christianity within the context of other belief systems.


Thanks to Baker Book Bloggers, I received a complimentary copy of God Among Sages and the opportunity to provide an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all the opinions I have expressed are my own.

1 comment:

  1. In case it may be of interest, here is a list of "Two Centuries Worth of Citations" for the historical Jesus: http://www.truefreethinker.com/articles/historical-jesus-two-centuries-worth-citations