The Miracles: Exploring the Mystery of Jesus’ Divine Works

Baker, 2006
ISBN: 0801066077


Most Christians know the stories of Jesus healing people, calming storms, and turning water into wine, but many are less sure why Jesus did these things or how they relate to their lives today. In The Miracles, Simon J. Kistemaker carefully examines each of Jesus’ miracles. He lays out the cultural background, explains symbolism and Old Testament connections, and fleshes out the details of each story. Each chapter also includes a section focused on how the miracle relates to the life of the modern follower of Jesus. Kistemaker’s scholarly attention to detail coupled with accessible explanations and application will make this book valuable to everyone from lay readers to pastors looking for sermon material.

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Key Features

  • Provides an overview of the different kinds of miracles in the Bible
  • Examines the basis and symbolism within each of Jesus’ miracles
  • Analyzes details of the story aspect of each parable


  • Nature Miracles
  • Sick Made Well
  • Ears to Hear
  • Demons Expelled
  • Raised from the Dead
  • Eyesight Restored
  • Lepers Cleansed
  • Lame Walk Again
  • Miracles and Jesus
  • Faith Healing

Praise for the Print Edition

I love the clear, simple, yet profoundly insightful way Simon Kistemaker explores the miracles of Jesus. This is a rich and rewarding study of all the major signs and wonders recorded in the Gospels. These events illuminate our understanding of the earthly life and work of the Savior—and reveal his true glory—in a unique and powerful way.

John MacArthur, president, Grace to You

What a wonderful book! I’ve been reading The Miracles devotionally and it has fed my soul and my mind. If you’ve never studied the miracles of Jesus, been overwhelmed by their power, and rejoiced in what Jesus does for his own, this is the place to start. Read it! You’ll be so glad you did.

—Steve Brown, professor, Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando, FL

Product Details

About Simon J. Kistemaker

Simon J. Kistemaker is professor emeritus of New Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida. Born in the Netherlands, he studied at Calvin College, and Calvin Theological Seminary before earning his ThD at the Free University in Amsterdam. He was president of the Evangelical Theological Society in 1976, and has written a number of books, including several volumes in the Baker New Testament Commentary series, begun by William Hendriksen. Kistemaker won the Gold Medallion Evangelical Book of the Year Award for four of his volumes in this series.


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