This book is very innovative in its approach on a tried and true topic. The question has been asked for hundreds of years: "Who is Jesus?" The answers have been given in all sorts of different ways as many have tried to argue not only Jesus' existence, but His teachings, His miracles, His death, His burial, and certainly His resurrection. In this book, Judah Smith attempts to step around those heavy, doctrinal, salvation issues and settle on trying to express what Jesus is to those who already believe in those things. It is an encouragement to read Smith's blunt (at times) thoughts on grace. (I found his comments comparing our mistreatment of God's grace to him cheating on his wife to be especially eye-opening... Why am I not as appalled by the thought of cheating God's grace as I am of cheating on my wife?) Overall, this book is an excellent, easy read that I would recommend to anyone in the Christian faith.
This book will leave you asking that question. It's simple, and yet sometimes its the first thing that we forget. Who Jesus really is. I love how quickly I can pick up this book and delve into it and get so much out of it. It's packed with biblical truths that will leave you wanting more of Jesus. I picked it up the other day and couldn't put it down. I promise you if you are questioning your faith, or who Jesus is...pick this book up. You'll love it! It's my prayer that as you read it you will grow in your walk with the Lord, and truly be an example to the world of who Jesus Is...
This book is absolutely amazing! This book challenged me to take a deep and close look at who I really think that Jesus is? What kind of people did he pursue? How did he pursue them and why? And what does that mean to me? Pastor Judah Smith combines biblical accounts of Zacchias, Matthew, the parables of Jesus and many others to get his readers to connect his thoughts with what the Scripures say. Great book!!! I HIGHLY recommend this!
Jesus is _________. is an interesting book, written by Judah Smith. I haven't read anything by him, so this was a first. I think that his target audience is the more younger crowd... college and twenty-somethings but the book's subject matter is for everyone. Its just that how he says it, with the humor and all the references to movies and other current media makes me think he's talking mostly to a younger group.
The book started with him saying that his was a more 'outreach' program, to get people talking and thinking about what Jesus is like. Jesus is __________. And it does get a conversation going and that can really help folks truly reflect on what their experience or ideas of Christ, perhaps trading in a negative idea for a more positive one.... because after all, Jesus is beautiful.
It's actually a pretty good book that I could really see my children enjoying and engaging in.
I received a free copy of this book via booksneeze.