A first look at the conversations recorded between Jesus and women can be rather disconcerting. Where is the loving Saviour in his demand for the haemorrhaging woman to make her embarrassing ailment public? How could a man of compassion call the Syro-Phoenician woman a dog? Why would he address his mother 'Woman' and refuse to help her? Do these conversations and others depict a Saviour who was insensitive and even dismissing to women in general?
Unexpected Love offers solutions gleaned from historical, cultural and contextual sources, resulting in an interpretation that reveals a fresh perspective and the sometimes surprising truth. It moves the reader past the usual shallow interpretations to find the heart of Christ.