Monday, March 25, 2013

Jesus is ________. by Judah Smith: a review

Jesus is ________.  How would you complete that sentence?  In Jesus is________., author Judah Smith explores the nature of who and what Jesus is by filling in the blank with 6 different attributes, each revealing an aspect of the character of Jesus.  The author dedicates three chapters to each of these fill-in-the-blank answers, unpacking each characteristic in a way that breeds a deepening understanding of Jesus, as well as a way to apply these truths to our relationship to Jesus, to our selves, and to the world.

I really enjoyed this book.  It would be an excellent book to read either on your own or with a small group, especially during Lent.  It's easy to read and engaging.  Judah Smith uses a conversational style, humor, and down to earth, contemporary language and examples to bring the stories of Jesus and those who knew him to life.  The concepts are thought provoking and profound but extremely accessible. Whether you are a new believer, a lifelong Christ follower, or just curious, this book will enhance your understanding of what Jesus is all about.  Jesus is more than just a man, more than even just a Savior.  Jesus is life.  Jesus is grace. Jesus is your friend.

Thanks to for providing me with a free copy of Jesus is _______. for my review.  I was not required to write a positive review, and all opinions are my own.

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