Gospel of Thomas: The Original Sayings of Jesus by
Jerome A. Dirnberger
114 “secret sayings” by Jesus preserved by his twin
brother Judas (Jude) “Thomas” and found in 1945 near the Egyptian town of
Jesus’ style was to avoid giving straightforward answers even though his disciples kept asking for explanations. His unique sayings are the beatitudes, those about turning the other cheek, and the injunction to love enemies. But “treat people in the way you want to be treated” is closer to Jesus’ perspective. This book lists 114 “secret sayings” by Jesus preserved by his twin brother Judas (Jude) “Thomas” and found in 1945 near the Egyptian town of Nag
Hammadi. Author Jerome rewrites the words into twenty-first century English.
About the Author
Jerome "Jerry" Dirnberber acquired his formal education at St. Louis University, Regis College in Denver, the University of Notre Dame, and the University of Colorado specializing in early first century “Christianity” and continues his interests in comparative religions and religious philosophy. He wrote The
Writings of Jerome in 2010. His professional career has been in business.
Dirnberger authored the Tao Te Ching: A Twenty-First Century English Interpretation by Jerome in 2016 after spending years studying the Tao. His book is meant as a revised example for others to read and interpret in their own view as he did. He next authored
Thinking Critically: The Gadfly Exercises, a compilation of select writings that he encourages readers to use as exercises in improving their abilities to think more critically dealing with sex, love, religion and politics. Like his
Tao Te Ching, it's written poetically to easily understand and contemplate.
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