Baker Academic

Wednesday, July 27, 2016


My newest book:

This extraordinary book is Jewish-Christian dialogue at its very finest. Professor Le Donne lives out what he teaches. As a Christian, he learns about God, forgiveness, faith, and love from his Jewish friends, and the wisdom he gains is to be treasured. In his allowing his friends to ask him the most difficult questions, he shows the heart of a seeker for truth—ultimately the heart of a teacher on fire for divine friendship made concrete in love of neighbor.
                         —Matthew Levering, James N. and Mary D. Perry Jr. Chair of Theology, Mundelein Seminary 


  1. Congrats Anthony! I assume that's the Lion of Judah on the cover? ;^)

    Much looking forward to this read.

    1. The cover art was a difficult task. I think that the folks at Zondervan ended up doing very well with it. And yes, the Lion of Judah. I was finishing up my manuscript during a visit to Jerusalem and noticed a few lion motifs in the architecture of the Jewish Quarter. I was told by my guide (somehow I never knew this) that Jerusalem was affectionately called "the Little Lion" once upon a time. It also, of course, nods to Lewis' famous lion.

  2. I knew about Judah and the lion, but I didn't know that nickname for Jerusalem. Thanks for that info.

  3. Careful. Its a common crusader symbol too.

  4. Anthony, I am looking forward to this book! Having practiced Judaism in my early adulthood, I find that I come to Christianity with a depth and understanding that I did not have before.