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|Format: DRM Protected ePub|
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2014
The New York Times bestseller shows students that discovering who Jesus is will change who they are!
In Jesus Is _______. Student Edition, popular speaker, author, and former youth pastor Judah Smith reveals the character of Jesus and the importance of Christs message. Adapted for a students age and life experience, this compelling book will get younger readers thinking about what Jesus means to them.
Judah Smith, pastor of the City Church in Seattle, Washington, is a former youth minister. He understands kids and writes to as if to a friend. With enthusiasm and humor, Smith shows that Jesus is life, Jesus is grace, and Jesus is your friend. The student edition includes new content for younger readers ages 1014humorous lists, callouts of key text, sidebars with additional information, and discussion questions. This is a book for kids who have grown up in the church, are new to faith in Jesus, or are seeking to know more. This book will allow students to grow with Jesus from a young age and to know that the point of life is having a real, honest relationship with Jesus.
Trim Size: 5.5 x 8.375
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 _____.
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.