A native of Southern California, author David Collis is versed in the humanities, art and religion and holds a Master’s Degree in Fine Art. He is an artist, photographer, carpenter, and designer of a new series of sacred symbols. He characterizes his life as a quest driven by the romance of exploration and invention.
His book, Interviewing Jesus, examines the life, times and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth and presents him in a bold new light; from infancy to the end of his ministry. Collis vividly portrays Jesus’ spiritual odyssey and compares it to the wisdom and stories from Judaism, the Gospel of Thomas, the ancient Mediterranean religions and the New Testament. Interviewing Jesus is his first book.
If you could sit down with Jesus of Nazareth and talk with him, what would you want to know? What would you ask? Would you want to know more than the theological perspective? Or is the Christian narrative satisfying enough?
Interviewing Jesus is an authentic groundbreaking portrayal of the man who dedicated his life to the Father. It is a refreshing one-on-one conversation between the author and Jesus. The hopes, aspirations and influences of Jesus are investigated while new and intimate details are revealed. The book sheds light on Jesus’ family, his missing years, the Father, John the Baptist, his ministry and his final days in Jerusalem during Passover. The book culminates with Jesus’ impassioned, painful and heartbreaking crucifixion account and one feels what he felt, sees what he saw, and hears to what he heard. With every twist and turn during the interview, Jesus’ humanity sparkles and glimmers to life as do his many challenges and obstacles.
Interviewing Jesus is a poetic and insightful meditation on the life, times and sayings of Jesus of Nazareth and it is also a considerate reflection on the human journey of divine transformation.
Episode 25 Interviewing Jesus: The Man with David Collis