Joe Durso

Author of

The Jesus You Need To Know

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  • Do you want to live forever?

  • Be assured of your presence in heaven when you die? 

  •  Know God in the person of the Lord Jesus Christ?

  • Only one person in all of human history rose from the dead.

  • Nothing is more critical than Jesus's victory over death?

  • All men die because of sin.

  • Men are not sinners because they sin, they sin because they are sinners.

  • The man who dies in his sin will face eternal judgment.  

  • God imparts Jesus Christ in those He saves. 

  • A Godly character should be the most envied attribute on planet earth.

  • Therefore, to be like Jesus should be desired more than life itself.

  • Knowing Jesus is worthy of envy. Do you know Him?


Why another book about Jesus? What makes this book unique enough that anyone would want to read it? There was nothing unique about the words in Dickens novel A Tale of Two Cities. "It was the best of times; it was the worst of times" as all the words of his book had been used countless times before. However, the arrangement of his words gave a new perspective and thereby, special meaning to the things of which he spoke. 

THE JESUS YOU NEED TO KNOW is a fresh, new perspective on Jesus the man, His character, integrity, devotion to God, love for His enemies, and even His reason for existence. Greg Treat is a very good friend, a Christian brother, and a co-host on the Podcast THAT THEY MIGHT KNOW. He is a devoted Christian, husband and father, lawyer, and graduate of the Master's College. In his review of this book, he said, "You set up these Biblical categories, and then show how Christ was the greatest of all time ...I could see myself as being a Jesus fanboy."

I know what Greg was saying, and he was in no way undermining the reality that Jesus Christ is Lord. Those who come to Him must believe that He is such and thus submit their lives to Him. Greg was saying that the perspective found in this book gave him a fresh zeal for Jesus. 

Of all the men that have lived in human history, only one is declared risen from the grave. His death is the most attested event by historians. As you read the pages of this book, you will sit with Jesus as he sat with His disciples on the night before He was betrayed.  You will see Him in His glory as He made the greatest sacrifice the universe will ever behold. You will see the brokenness of Mary, the mother of Jesus, that has profound significance as it relates to all penitent sinners. You will consider the humility and love of Jesus Christ as He offered Himself up to be an intercessory High Priest FOREVER. 

If you receive the words of scripture as true, explained as they are in this book, your heart will draw nearer to the man who is called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace. Therefore, let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author, and perfecter of faith. 

Nothing is better than for a person to draw close to the God who created it all. The divine person who sacrificed it all, to prove His love, guarantee unending joy throughout eternity and recreate repentant sinners in his perfect image. My hope and prayers are that you will read this book with the faith and confidence necessary to bring the Jesus you need to know near and dear to your heart.





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