The latest in Oneworld's series of concise biographies, Martin Forward follows the success of his Muhammad: A Short Biography, by creating an account unlike other biographies. This biography takes no particular line -- it is a balanced assessment from which the reader can draw his or her own conclusions. In addition to recounting the story of Jesus' life, it assesses his importance in Christian scripture and even the impact he has had on Jews, Muslims, Buddhists and others.
From a sympathetic yet objective viewpoint, Jesus is considered not only as the most significant figure of the Christian faith, but his standing as a Jew is also given great prominence. Furthermore, a whole chapter is dedicated to the impact that Jesus continues to effect now and in the future.