Holistic Spirituality

Kenneth E BaileyDr. Kenneth Bailey was a remarkable Christian teacher,

scholar, and writer who spent over 40 years in the Middle East growing up, then later teaching. This teaching serves as an overview of his book, Jacob and the Prodigal: How Jesus Retold Israel's Story. This is part 1. 

He relies on his research in the Middle East, including reading various translations of the New Testament from Middle Eastern Christian scholars. 

  • The Good Shepherd. InterVarsity Press, 2014. ISBN 978-0-8308-4063-2.
  • Paul Through Mediterranean Eyes. InterVarsity Press, 2011. ISBN 978-0-8308-3934-6.
  • Jesus Through Middle Eastern Eyes. InterVarsity Press, 2008. ISBN 978-0-8308-2568-4.
  • Open Hearts in Bethlehem (A Christmas Musical) 2005.
  • God Is … Dialogues on the Nature of God. FFM, 2005.
  • The Cross and the Prodigal, InterVarsity, 2005. ISBN 978-0-8308-3281-1.
  • Jacob and the Prodigal: How Jesus Retold Israel’s Story, InterVarsity, 2003.
  • Finding the Lost: Cultural Keys to Luke 15, Concordia, 1992. ISBN 0-570-04563-0.
  • Poet and Peasant and Through Peasant Eyes, Eerdmans, 1980.

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Publications

  • Worry

    Do we trust God to take care of each and every one of our troubles, or do we act like Read More
  • The Beauty of God

    Apocalyptic and the Beauty of God Isaiah 65. 17-25; Revelation 21.9-27 a sermon at Harvard Memorial Church, October 22 2006 Read More
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Favorites

  • Healing Words From A Dialogue With God by Sylvia Gunter +

    ... Because of the tender mercy of our God, by which the rising sun will come to us from heaven to Read More
  • Fast Of Words - A Different Kind Of Fast by Sylvia Gunter +

    Isaiah 58:10b-12 Time and again God brings me to my knees over my heart attitude expressed out of my mouth. Read More
  • The power of words +

    Our words have the power to bless or curse, to influence for good or for bad. Read More
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Hidden Blessings

  • Easter: transforming how we relate to others +

    As we prepare for Easter, let’s prayerfully consider some questions regarding John 17. Read More
  • Jesus as the cultivator of our heart +

    Day after day our heart experiences dozens and hundreds of interactions: with others, with news stories,  with our thoughts, or Read More
  • Sing to the Lord: Thinking about to praise God each day with songs from our hearts +

    One of the overriding themes throughout scripture is praising God regardless of our circumstances. Read More
  • A focus on blessing others +

    We are called to be a blessing to the world first to those around us. Read More
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