Since the time he accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior, David E. Taylor has experienced many powerful and intimate face-to-face visits from the Lord. In this book, he recounts many of these experiences where Jesus appeared to give supenatural wisdom, insight and encouragement. He also shares how you can draw closer to Christ, and begin to see Him in your own life.
Face-to-Face Appearances from Jesus: The Ultimate Intimacy
Poor Writing Style That Was Distracting To Message
First off, let me say this review is not primarily about the content in this book. I really donÃ¢ÂÂt dispute the fact that David Taylor has had these amazing face-to-face appearances from Jesus. It certainly sounds like he has had an incredible journey with Jesus.
But, I do take issue with many of his points. I donÃ¢ÂÂt see how he can guarantee that every reader of this book will have the same type of face-to-face appearances with Jesus. How Jesus reveals Himself to one person could be completely different from how He reveals Himself to others. There are scriptures in the Bible that also talk about how we have to have certain things set right in our lives before He will be able to take us to the next level. Although I do think Jesus can reveal Himself to a new believer or someone very seasoned, not everyone is at the point where they will be having a face-to-face encounter as a result of reading a book.
I found it very distracting that Taylor will start to tell a particular story and then will say Ã¢ÂÂIÃ¢ÂÂll tell you more about that laterÃ¢ÂÂ. I wish I had an e-reader to count how many times he used that phrase or something similar.
TaylorÃ¢ÂÂs writing was very wordy and he tended to repeat himself frequently. For example, Ã¢ÂÂI could not hold back the tears as I watched His torture and suffering Ã¢ÂÂ it was a horrible feeling inside of me, and I could not hold back the tears.Ã¢ÂÂ Taylor also talks about one of the most important lessons he learned about Jesus was that Jesus is meek and humble. However, TaylorÃ¢ÂÂs writing style seems to do more to glorify himself than the One who has shown him these amazing things. Taylor describes a time when Jesus woke him up to whisper in DavidÃ¢ÂÂs ear regarding a woman in a third world country. Jesus whispered Ã¢ÂÂSheÃ¢ÂÂs catching up to the same level that your relationship is with Me!Ã¢ÂÂ Instead of being excited that there is another person having an awesome and intimate relationship with Jesus, DavidÃ¢ÂÂs response was Ã¢ÂÂÃ¢ÂÂOh no, she donÃ¢ÂÂt!Ã¢ÂÂ After this I promised not to become complacent in my relationship with the Lord, not to let anyone surpass me in my closeness and intimacy with Him.Ã¢ÂÂ
Taylor also claims that God comes and visits man on the earth from 3am Ã¢ÂÂ 6am and says Ã¢ÂÂeverything that God does that is significant is done early in the morning when He visits man on earthÃ¢ÂÂ. I can think of lots of things that were significant that happened when it was not morning in the Bible Ã¢ÂÂ Jesus died on the cross, Peter and Silas were singing in jail at midnight and there was an earthquake that opened the prison doors to release them and the jailer believed in Christ, etc. The truth is that God does amazing things on earth at any and all hours of the day.
March 27, 2013