Title: Messianic Judaism (A Modern Movement with An Ancient Past)
Author: David H. Stern
Publisher: Messianic Jewish Publisher
My rating 4 out of 5 stars.
A friend and I were getting together weekly to discuss various chapters in the book. One thing we quickly observed was that the book was ten years old and therefore a lot had changed in the Messianic community since the book was published. So, we looked at the book with more of a historical perspective and for what we could learn about Messianic Judaism and the people.
We also observed that at times the author seemed inconsistent with his views almost as if he wasn’t settled with the issue he lays forth. The other observation was that the author had some kind of heart wound about Christians in the past that we didn’t quite grasp why he brought it up in the book. There were some interesting ideas, views and thoughts that were quite interesting. We both hope that the author will update this book because there has been such an explosion of Messianic material and more happening with the relationship between Christians and Jewish people.
When you read the book with discernment, glean what you can about the Messianic Community and how the bridge can be made between Christians and Jewish people. My friend and I both love Israel and the Jewish people and desire to learn more about the Jewishness of the Scriptures, land and people. We hope you will join us on this quest that has really opened our eyes and heart to the chosen people of God, and His Word!