Wednesday, October 14, 2009

5 reasons to read Taylor Marshall's new book, The Crucified Rabbi

This is reposted from Taylor Marshall's blog. I'm looking forward to buying and reading and reviewing this book!

At last! My new book The Crucified Rabbi: Judaism and the Origins of Catholic Christianity is finally published!

It's a book about how the Catholic Church best fulfills the Old Testament promises with regard to Messianic prophecies (over 300 listed). This includes analysis of Catholic baptism, the Holy Eucharist, the Papacy, the role and place of the Blessed Virgin Mary, liturgy, architecture, prayers for the dead, saints, martyrdom, suffering, the afterlife, etc.

It's now available at

Here are five reasons why you should read The Crucified Rabbi:
  1. The Crucified Rabbi lists over 300 Messianic prophecies fulfilled by Jesus. Similar lists have been compiled by Protestants, but this treatment is unique in that it also includes Messianic prophecies from the Deuterocanoncial books (e.g. Wisdom, 2 Maccabees, etc.). As far as I know, this is the only book that has a full "Catholic" treatment.
  2. The Crucified Rabbi explains how the Old Covenant foretold a structure resembling the Catholic Church. As Pope Benedict observed, the Jewish notion of "kingdom" is the key to understanding Messianic prophecy and the shape and structure of the Catholic Church.
  3. The Crucified Rabbi demonstrates how the Catholic sacraments derive from the rituals and signs of the Old Covenant economy. We examine how baptism fulfills the ceremonial washings of the Moses and how its rooted in creation imagery. We also examine the Passover as it relates to the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass--showing the Eucharist must be sacrificial and that Christ must be eaten as the Lamb.
  4. The Crucified Rabbi shows how traditional Catholic architecture and vestments derive their significance from the Old Covenant Temple and other ceremonial features. As far as I know, no other book has this sort of analysis all in one place.
  5. In The Crucified Rabbi, I explain how a chance meeting with a Jewish rabbi, back when I was an Episcopalian priest, led me to renounce the Anglican ministry and embrace the Catholic Faith.
Please visit the profile page for the book on here: The Crucified Rabbi at


Taylor Marshall said...

Dear Jeff,

My bad. I didn't back to you. Sure. I'm up for an exchange for reviews, etc. When I read it, I'll write something on my blog.

Sorry for the delayed response.

in Christ,

Jeffrey Pinyan said...

That's fine, we're all busy! :)

I'll drop heavy hints as far as wanting this book for my birthday (Nov. 9), but if it doesn't come then, I'll buy it myself.