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Jesus the Bridegroom: The Greatest Love Story Ever Told (Softcover Signed by Dr. Pitre)

• How is the Bible one long story about a wedding? 
• What was Roman Crucifixion really like?
• How is Jesus' Wedding Day the day of his crucifixion?

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• How is the Bible one long story about a wedding? 
• What was Roman Crucifixion really like?
• How is Jesus' Wedding Day the day of his crucifixion?

  • The bestselling follow-up to Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist. Includes a reader's guide and an excerpt from Pitre's The Case for Jesus.

    In Jesus the Bridegroom, Brant Pitre once again taps into the wells of Jewish Scripture and tradition, and unlocks the secrets of what is arguably the most well-known symbol of the Christian faith: the cross of Christ. In this thrilling exploration, Pitre shows how the suffering and death of Jesus was far more than a tragic Roman execution. Instead, the Passion of Christ was the fulfillment of ancient Jewish prophecies of a wedding, when the God of the universe would wed himself to humankind in an everlasting nuptial covenant.

    To be sure, most Christians are familiar with the apostle Paul’s teaching that Christ is the ‘Bridegroom’ and the Church is the ‘Bride’. But what does this really mean? And what would ever possess Paul to compare the death of Christ to the love of a husband for his wife? If you would have been at the Crucifixion, with Jesus hanging there dying, is that how you would have described it? How could a first-century Jew like Paul, who knew how brutal Roman crucifixions were, have ever compared the execution of Jesus to a wedding? And why does he refer to this as the “great mystery” (Ephesians 5:32)?

    As Pitre shows, the key to unlocking this mystery can be found by going back to Jewish Scripture and tradition and seeing the entire history of salvation, from Mount Sinai to Mount Calvary, as a divine love story between Creator and creature, between God and Israel, between Christ and his bride—a story that comes to its climax on the wood of a Roman cross.

    In the pages of Jesus the Bridegroom, dozens of familiar passages in the Bible—the Exodus, the Song of Songs, the Wedding at Cana, the Woman at the Well, the Last Supper, the Crucifixion, and even the Second Coming at the End of Time—are suddenly transformed before our eyes. Indeed, when seen in the light of Jewish Scripture and tradition, the life of Christ is nothing less than the greatest love story ever told.

    This new book stems from a semester course, Jesus the Bridegroom: The Divine Love Story in the Bible, taught by Dr. Pitre.

    Softcover: 224 pages
    Publisher: Image; Reprint edition (February 2018)


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Customer Reviews

Based on 37 reviews
Mind blowing

This book blew my mind how Dr. Pitre shows the pervasiveness of the theme of the wedding feast in the Bible. This theme runs throughout both the old and new Testaments and even the crucifixion of Jesus. This book is a must read for all Christians.

Lisa White
Incredibly Informative

After converting to the Catholic faith a little over two years ago, I have been studying the Catholic Catechism and building on my knowledge of Scripture. I always loved studying Scripture, but knew I only had a very narrow understanding of it. I have read lives and works of saints…most notably, St.Augustine. I have read books by Cardinal Ratzinger/Pope Benedict XVI and others. I find Dr. Pitre’s knowledge and clarity in his writing to be illuminating…particularly connecting the NT to the Old Testament for a much fuller understanding/insight.

Jan Michael Sta. Ana
Christ is the Bridegroom

Because of this, I have a new favorite depiction of Jesus: the Divine Bridegroom!

andrew Sangataldo

Fantastic reading

James Brull

my only "complaint" is that I was expecting Dr. Pitre to sign my book; it is not.


It should have been signed so if you can confirm that is is not I can send you one that is. Just email me letting me know. The signature will generally be on the first few pages.