The Friends and Foes of Jesus

Discover How People in the New Testament React to God’s Good News

The Friends and Foes of Jesus

The Friends and Foes of Jesus

Discover How People in the New Testament React to God’s Good News

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About the Book

Do you want to discover how the people in the New Testament reacted to Jesus? Explore how their lives can inform yours?

Some people think Jesus was easy-going. Hardly. Everything he did and said sparked a passionate response. He polarized people. Some adored him to the point of dying for him. But those who feared and hated him ended up killing him.

If you’ve never looked deep into both perspectives . . . it’s time you did.

In The Friends and Foes of Jesus, Peter DeHaan, PhD., a lifetime student of the Bible and founder of, digs into colorful New Testament characters to uncover life-changing insights that you can apply to your life today. Be inspired to follow their successes and informed to avoid their mistakes.

In this book, you’ll discover:

  • The surprising things his followers did—and how you can do the same
  • The mistakes his supporters made—and how you can avoid them
  • The wrong thinking of those who feared him
  • The errors of those who hated him
  • A bit of yourself in each character—the good and the bad—and face some fascinating choices

Jesus was loved. Jesus was hated. But he was never ignored.

Will this book challenge you? Yes. Will it make you uncomfortable (in a positive way)? Absolutely. Will it change your life as you look at the people who surrounded Jesus in a way you’ve never seen them before? Without a doubt. Then consider thought-provoking questions that will stir you into faith-growing action.

Buy The Friends and Foes of Jesus today, and let the revelations begin.

Series: Bible Character Sketches Series
Genre: Christian Nonfiction
Tags: Bible Study, Biblical Christianity, Books about the Bible, Peter DeHaan
Publisher: Rock Rooster Books
Publication Year: 2019
Length: 244 pages
ISBN: 1948082128

List Price: $11.97
eBook Price: $4.99
About the Author
Peter DeHaan

Peter DeHaan, PhD, often makes religious people squirm, but spiritual seekers cheer. He’s not trying to be provocative, but he seeks truth, even if it makes some people uncomfortable. He yearns for Christians to push past the status quo and reconsider how they practice their faith in every area of their lives.

Peter earned his doctorate, awarded with high distinction, from Trinity College of the Bible and Theological Seminary. He lives with his wife in beautiful Southwest Michigan and wrangles crossword puzzles in his spare time.

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