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|Format: DRM Protected ePub|
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2013
A New York Times Best-Seller!
Jesus is ____. How would you finish that sentence?
The subject is there, and so is the verb, but what comes next? Your answer could shed light on the path to becoming who you were made to be.
In these pages, Judah Smith fills out that sentence again and again, each time further revealing the character of Jesus. He writes as if to a friend, illustrating the importance of Christs message to modern men and women. This is a book for new believers, for lifelong followers, and for the merely curious.Judah Smith shows us the Jesus that somber paintings and hymns fail to capture. With passion, humor, and conviction, he shows that Jesus is life. Jesus is grace. Jesus is your friend. Jesus is a new and better way to be human.
Judah Smith is the lead pastor of the City Church in Seattle, Washington. The City Church is a thriving multisite church noted for its cultural relevance, commitment to biblical integrity and faith, and love for Jesus. Judah is known around the United States and the world for his preaching ministry. His fresh, practical, humorous messages demystify the Bible and make Christianity real. Judah is also the author of the New York Times bestselling book Jesus Is _____.
Meet the Author
Judah Smith and his wife, Chelsea, are the lead pastors of The City Church in Seattle, Washington. They were youth ministry pastors for ten years (ranked as one of the top five "most dynamic" youth groups in the country by Ministry Today) before stepping into their new role in 2009. Outreach has recognized City Church as being one of the fastest growing churches in the country. It has four satellite locations orbiting the Seattle, WA metropolitan area. Judah is in high demand as speaker, both in the U.S. and abroad, is the author of several books including Jesus Is..., and is a popular voice on Twitter (@judahsmith). Judah and Chelsea have three children: Zion, Eliott, and Grace.
Pastor Dene5 Stars Out Of 5Jesus Is....March 28, 2016Pastor DeneQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0Judah Smith writes in a way that is so easily relatable and easy to read. So thankful I picked this book up!
Messy CustomerHungaryAge: 25-34Gender: Male5 Stars Out Of 5awesomenessMay 22, 2015Messy CustomerHungaryAge: 25-34Gender: MaleQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0the book is so awesome and the delivery was so fast! good job guys!!! :)
AR ReidBaltimore, MDAge: 45-54Gender: Male1 Stars Out Of 5Wow, what a disapointmentJanuary 1, 2015AR ReidBaltimore, MDAge: 45-54Gender: MaleQuality: 4Value: 1Meets Expectations: 1My sister went to the City Church in Seattle Washington where Judah Smith took over as Senior Pastor after his father passed away a few years ago. Fortunately, for her sake, she no longer attends. And from the theologically reckless handling of the person and work of Jesus Christ within the pages of this book, I can see why her and her family chose to leave.
Judah was the youth pastor at the City Church for many years and his immature handling of the biblical text shows that he was ill prepared to take on the enormous responsibilities of his new position. In my opinion, Judah could have benefited from taking, at least, a couple of theology courses before stepping in as the Senior Pastor of such a large and influential congregation. His utter lack of understanding of the person and work of Jesus Christ is both embarrassing and dangerous. It is embarrassing because it throws open the door for intelligent non-Christians to mock this influential pastor's understanding of the Lord Jesus Christ (c.f., 2Sam 12:14). It is dangerous because Judah has such a persuasive platform from which to speak to the thousands of souls at the City Church who respect this young man and hang on his every word as if what they were hearing (or reading) was biblical truth. However, nothing could be further from the truth. This book is an absolute theological disaster.
I am aware that theology is out of vogue in our day and that those who are repulsed by anything theological will probably find my comments abrasive. However, as I see it, only a correct understanding of theology can cause someone who reads 'Jesus Is' to see it for what it is--just another easy way to make money off of biblically and theologically illiterate people. This book brings reproach upon the incalculable sacrifice of our heavenly Father in sending Jesus into this world to save his people from their sins. I agree with most of what the other one star reviewer wrote, except that I do not think he took his criticism of Judah's abysmal Christology far enough.
MariBayonne, NJAge: 18-24Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Very goodJanuary 3, 2014MariBayonne, NJAge: 18-24Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This book has opened my eyes to who Jesus is. I knew that he was my friend and all that but I never really understood what it all means or should mean to me. It has definitely helped me in my walk with God. Definitely recommend it to everyone.
Chloe EAge: Under 18Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Exceeds expectationDecember 11, 2013Chloe EAge: Under 18Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This book really opens your eyes up to the grace of God. "Jesus Is" is a great book for teenagers struggling in high school and I would recommend it to everyone.