Books by Pastor Steve
Jesus and the Olive Tree
Re-Engaging the Mystery
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A quiet revolution is taking place in academic circles as scholars sift through myriads of new archeological discoveries and recently translated portions of the Dead Sea Scrolls to give us a picture of a very Jewish Jesus whose first followers were all Jewish and whose Gospels and letters testify, not to the replacement of the Jewish people and their aspirations, but the beginning of their realization.Indeed, a 2008 article in Time magazine listed “Re-Judaizing Jesus” as one of “Ten Ideas That Changed the World.”
This book serves as a sort of “CliffsNotes” summary of the emerging, more holistic, biblically consistent telling of the “Big Story” of God’s purposes for “Israel and the Nations” contained in the mystery of Jesus and the Olive Tree.
Armed with this knowledge, you will have a deeper grasp of the hope of the Christian faith, while avoiding the errors of historic anti-Jewish readings of Scripture as well as the prophetic speculations of some recent works.
This book by Steve Neptune is a very good presentation of biblical truth concerning God’s overall plan, the big story on Israel, the nations and the role of the Church in this. It is easy to read, solid in exegesis, and convincing in its conclusion. I hope this book has wide influence.
– Dr. Daniel Juster, Founder and Director of Tikkun Intl.
The Promise of the Spirit: Why Now?
Terminal illnesses cured, future events foretold, food supernaturally multiplied, the demonized delivered, mass conversions of people in one day; the kind of stuff that we read about in the Bible, right? Right, except that all of these things are happening in our world—TODAY! It has been well-documented that the church of Jesus Christ is currently experiencing a world-wide out-pouring of the Holy Spirit, manifest in massive conversions and phenomena which could only be described properly with the biblical terms signs and wonders, the likes of which has not been seen since the first century of its existence. Most Christians welcome this renewed display of God’s grace with gratitude, but also with a myriad of questions. The first outpouring of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost gendered the question, “What does this mean?” (Acts 2:12). Believers today are also asking “Why now?” Like a mystery thriller, Neptune sifts through the Bible, theology, and history, to discover clues as to where the Church through fear and ignorance neglected the Holy Spirit and how, by the grace of God, Christians are increasingly embracing The Promise of the Spirit. Substantial enough to engage a scholar, yet accessible for the earnest Christian, you will find in these pages encouragement and insight into how you can participate in the greatest movement of God’s Spirit the world has ever seen.