Best-selling author Anselm Grun examines the person of Jesus Christ in St Luke's Gospel. 'I want to connect what concerns people today with what it was about Jesus that fascinated Luke, as a man of his lifetime...I want every reader to be guided by Luke to Jesus, to gain new insights into Jesus, and to discover in him the one who gives meaning to our existence, heals our wounds and leads us to true life.' In "Jesus: The Image of Humanity", best selling author Anselm Grun writes an introduction to the Gospel of Luke that will inspire those who find it difficult to encounter the real Jesus in the writings of the New Testament. He shows the Jesus of Luke's Gospel to be the key to a spiritually fruitful life, something many Biblical exegeses fail to do. Grun's concern is to interpret the text in terms of the needs and longings of contemporary Christians. He pierces through alienating and inherited impressions of the text to show that what Luke is giving us is a record of his own experience of Jesus.
He sees the Gospel as an expertly composed, entertaining and valuable piece of publicity on behalf of the Jesus movement; and its message is as life changing in the twenty-first century as it was in the first century.
Anselm Grun is a Benedictine monk of Munsterschwarzach. He administers the Abbey but also runs a spiritual centre for priests and laypeople. He is the author of many books.