To understand who we are as Christians is to understand our beginning. Did Jesus intend to have His ""church"" separated from the Jewish community? Did the Apostle Paul emphasize a truncation of the Jewish cradle for this new community of unique people? What does the New Testament teach about Jesus, His followers, and the new sect He founded? Did the Church replace Israel? Do Gentile Christians need to worship in a Jewish form? Who was this man called Jesus, and what were the influences in his life? The church in the twenty-first century would do itself a disservice not to acknowledge its Jewish beginnings, or to ignore the man Jesus and the cultural mores that shaped his teaching. ""As a formal student and life-long learner, Johnson has been exploring the Bible, along with its homeland, languages, and cultures, for years. Issues associated with Christianity's Jewish roots have similarly been the object of his attention. This developing and deepening knowledge has been further embellished through dozens of trips to the modern state of Israel. Here, in this one little book, a big-hearted man shares what he has learned through it all."" --Jeffrey Seif, Professor, Kings University, Retired ""Wonderfully refreshing, biblically grounded, and insightful, Jewish Roots: 101 breaks through the verbiage of academia to present an amazingly readable experience. The journey into the Jewish origins of Christianity will enrich your understanding of the Gospel as it was meant to be understood. You will never see the Old Testament or our Jewish Savior the same ever again "" --John M. Brown, Professor of Church History, Arlington Baptist University ""Jesus was the stepson of a Jewish builder. He was a man his followers called 'rabbi.' The first 15 bishops of the early church were Jewish. To truly understand the Bible, one needs to 'think Jewish.' Dr. Johnson's book provides a solid foundation to begin to understand our Christian faith and should be considered essential reading by Christians wanting to know how we got to where we are in our Christian walk."" --Steven P. Elwart, Foundation for the International Standard Version of the Bible Jeffrey Johnson is a dedicated expositor and Bible teacher with expertise in Jewish roots of Christianity, the Middle East, and theology. Dr. Jeff is the founder and president of Israel Today Ministries. He's a teacher, pastor, religious writer, adjunct professor, and humanitarian feeding thousands in the Middle East. He has spoken in churches, colleges (including Harvard), and conferences throughout the United States, Europe, Middle East, and Asia.