I'm Curious about Jesus
If you're curious about Jesus, that's a good thing. It means you are awake and thinking about some serious issues.
We could make the mistake of spending pages trying to describe what we know about Jesus. But why do that when you can go directly to the source and meet him yourself? And that is exactly what most people DON'T do. They rely on someone else's experience, and that's never the same.
Prepare for a stunning encounter. Many first hand meetings with Jesus were recorded for us by eye-witnesses. The reaction was almost always the same. People were in awe of what they saw, heard and felt when they met Jesus. He says things that are both harder and gentler than you would expect. He is both scary and comforting. He says some things that strike people as outrageous. He is not really the 'nice' guy most people think of who have only heard about him second-hand. As C.S. Lewis put it, Jesus doesn't leave us the option of thinking of him as a 'good teacher'. He really claims to be the Messiah, the Lord, the Son of God. If he is, then what he says makes sense. If he's not, then we have to admit that he was either a raving lunatic or a malicious deceiver.
If you go to the New Testament and start reading, you will find many encounters people had with Jesus. You will find much of what he said and did recorded first hand, as well as the testimony of those who were actually there. All of the first four books of the New Testament tell his story (Matthew, Mark, Luke & John). You can read any or all of them. We usually recommend starting with John because it was written to people like you and me (non-Jewish people, unless you're Jewish, of course, and then you might like Matthew better).
If you don't have access to the New Testament, just contact us and we'll get you one.
Whatever the case, prepare for your own stunning encounter. You'll have many reactions and many questions. We would be happy to hear about those, so feel free to keep us abreast of what you're finding, however it hits you. We'll be glad to share our perspective or answer any questions that we can. If you want to read online you can do that here, but we recommend having a real book in your hands!
You may also want to check out the first section of our GROW! page.