Neander believed that as a historian, he had a duty to
retell Jesus' life story in writing. Like an artist who paints a
picture of Jesus according to his or her vision, Neander was inspired to
produce the image of Jesus as a historical teacher and figure. This
investigation into the life and ministry of Jesus begins with his birth
and childhood. From there, Neander explores the culture in which Jesus
lived before his public ministry began. Then, Neander provides readers
with a descriptive analysis of Christ's public ministry, first giving us
a detailed account of Jesus' time in preparation for his ministry.
While studying the public ministry of Christ, readers will discover
fascinating details about Christ's method, his miracles, and his
selection and training of the apostles. The author even examines the
individual encounters that Jesus had in a variety of different cities
that he visited during his ministry. Neander's historical investigation
of Jesus' life and works in an incredibly edifying project that will
enlighten Christians in their spiritual studies.