This modern spiritual classic by Frank Sheed, the renowned creator, publisher and lecturer, is brought back into print for the advantage of new generations of readers to develop a deeper, more profound knowledge of Jesus Christ. Sheed’s concern with the Gospels is to come to know Christ as he in reality lived among us, interacted with the entire quite a lot of people he encountered from his infancy to his passion and death–the God-man who was once like us in all things apart from sin. Sheed has tried especially to see Our Lord in his effect upon others–seeing how they saw him, trying to see why they saw him so. There is much about Mary and Joseph in their task of bringing up a baby who was once literally adorable; about John the Baptist; about Mary of Bethany and Mary Magdalen; about Nicodemus; about people we meet only for a moment, like the man born blind and the owners of the drowned swine; and why the Pharisees, not only the worst of them but one of the vital best, would not accept Christ. Faith, doctrine, prayer, worship–the entire content and consequences of Christian belief–rest on the person of Christ Jesus as recorded in the Gospels. In this classic study, Frank J. Sheed employs wide learning, theological sophistication, spiritual insight, and a lucid style to bring the reader to a personal encounter with the living Lord. To Know Christ Jesus has been justly called “one of the crucial satisfying studies of the Gospel ever made.” Frank J. Sheed had a distinguished career as a publisher, lecturer, street-corner evangelist, and popular creator. He and his wife Maisie Ward were the founders of the publishing house Sheed & Ward. His many books include Christ in Eclipse, What Difference Does Jesus Make?, Theology and Sanity, and A Map of Life.