Lois Tverberg, Ph.D., has been teaching and writing about the Jewish background of Christianity for the past fifteen years. With Ann Spangler she co-authored the best-seller, Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus (Zondervan, 2009). The book explores the first-century world of rabbis and disciples, festivals, prayers and the Torah, and how viewing Jesus within these realities sheds light on his life and ministry. Recently Lois finished a new book,Walking in the Dust of Rabbi Jesus (Zondervan, January 2012). There, she considers how hearing the words of Rabbi Jesus with the ears of a first-century disciple can bring new meaning to our faith and yield fresh, practical insights for following him today. Lois has always enjoyed discovering the answers to head-scratching questions and sharing the “ah-hah” moments with others. For years she did this as a professor of Biology at Hope College in Holland, Michigan, after receiving her Ph.D. in Physiology from the University of Iowa in 1993. Her teaching career took a turn, however, when she discovered the importance of the Bible’s setting, and began learning Hebrew and Greek and studying in the land of Israel. In 2001 she co-founded the En-Gedi Resource Center, an educational ministry that seeks to teach Christians about the Bible’s ancient cultural and Jewish context. In 2004, En-Gedi published her first book, Listening to the Language of the Bible. Her articles for the ministry have shared her delight in digging deeper into the Scriptures with readers in over fifty countries. Lois currently lives and writes in Holland, Michigan. For more, visit her website, Our Rabbi Jesus: His Jewish Life and Teaching.
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