A Passover Seder Haggadah Created Especially for Christians
Jews have been celebrating the Passover through a special meal, called a seder, for millenia. Jesus himself celebrated the Passover feast with his disciples in what we refer to as The Last Supper.
In this special book, co-authored by a rabbi and a pastor, Christians have the unique opportunity to experience an authentic Jewish Passover seder, from a distinctively Christian perspective. There are many haggadot used in Jewish homes and synagogues, but this one offers meaningful application to how Christians can both learn from Judaism as a means of deepening their Christian faith, and better understand the Jewishness of Jesus.
Always respectful of the differences between Judaism and Christianity, this Passover guide provides a plan and script for a Christian seder, and highlights the great themes of the Exodus story in combination with Christian insights. Laypeople in the church will discover in the seder rich opportunities for better understanding Lent and Holy Week. Worship leaders and clergy will discover in this book a complete guide to planning and conducting a meaningful seder experience. All Christians may now come to know firsthand why Jesus placed such importance on the universal themes of slavery, freedom, and community around the seder table.
Michael A. Smith
Pastor Michael A. Smith is senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. He is the author of several other books, Bible studies, and articles on Christian ethics. Pastor Smith earned his M.Div. and Ph.D. degrees from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Rami Shapiro has been a congregational rabbi for 20 years, is currently an adjunct professor of religious studies at Middle Tennessee State University, and directs One River, a not-for-profit educational foundation. He is the author of Hasidic Tales: Annotated and Explained, The Sacred Art of Lovingkindness, and The Way of Solomon. He lives in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.