(How to be Like the Messiah is the first definitive book w...)
How to be Like the Messiah is the first definitive book written for hundreds of thousands of Jewish people who have returned to the God of Israel in the past decade. Telling your family.... Sharing your faith.... Observing Jewish holidays.... Raising Jewish children..... By light of Scripture and with probing insight into Jewish culture, John Bell guides readers in that common and controversial experience of "being more Jewish than ever". Bell knows firsthand the need for a discipleship guide dealing with two "forgotten" parts of the church: the Jewish roots of Christianity and what it means to be Jewish.
ThB, Baptist Bible College, 1973. Postgraduate, Southwest Missouri State University, 1975.
Instructor, Baptist Bible College, Springfield, Missouri, 1974-1976; missionary, Chosen People Ministry, Chicago, 1976-1979; regional director, Chosen People Ministry, Chicago, 1979-1985; national ministry director, Chosen People Ministry, New York City and Charlotte, North Carolina, 1985-1989; senior pastor, Naperville (Illinois) Bible Church, since 1989. Consultant various church and mission agys., since 1985.
Democratic judge, Brookfield, Illinois, 1983-1985.
Married Linda Joy Rohde, August 12, 1972. Children: Jacqulyn, Joshua, Joanna, Jennifer.