The Jesus Who Surprises: Opening Our Eyes to His Presence in All of Life and ScriptureDee BrestinMultnomah / 2019 / Trade Paperback$11.99 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 28 Reviews
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ksnapierLima, OHAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Great Bible Study GuideApril 27, 2020ksnapierLima, OHAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5The Jesus Who Surprises: Opening Our Eyes to His Presence in All of Life and Scripture by [Dee Brestin]I love how the Old Testament is filled with mentions of the coming Messiah. The Jesus Who Surprises: Opening Our Eyes to His Presence in All of Life and Scripture shows these mentions. From the first book of Genesis through the last book Malachi there are mentions of our Messiah woven through out. Some of them are more obvious than others however he is still there.
This book is written for a Bible Study group or for individual study. For Bible group leaders they even include a nice ice-breaker activity.
Each chapter also includes the authors testimonies. I like the way that the author is able to build on the prophesies of Jesus with her own stories. I came away with a lot from this book and I recommend it to leaders of Bible studies or persons who are interested in building on their knowledge of the Bible.
I was given this book by the publisher in exchange for my honest review.
NicholasV5 Stars Out Of 5Jesus is everywhere in the Bible if you look for HimDecember 2, 2019NicholasVQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 4Dee Brestin writes a great book that is not directly geared to women only. She effectively shows through several incidents in the Old Testament how Jesus is foreshadowed and modeled throughout the Bible. This makes Jesus even more real and accessible
The book also is designed to be used in group studies or individual study to go on "God hunts" through the week so that the readers become more aware of God's presence and the little and big ways in which He becomes active in the lives of His xhildreb. Highly recommended!!!
rkfall5 Stars Out Of 5Pick this one!!October 9, 2019rkfallQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5The Jesus Who Surprises book by Dee Brestin was a God-send. This author is so transparent, refreshing, and full of Truth. I was really drawn to her words. She breaks the end of each chapter into a 5-day Bible Study and optional on-line sermon suggestions. I loved her "Today I spied God when..." journal prompts. So important to pay attention to His movements within and without. And stopping to reflect on them. I loved this from the book, "prayer is not getting God to give you what you want but dialoguing with Him, listening to Him, submitting to Him, and asking Him to give you what He wants, even if it is costly." I highly recommend this one.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.
ReviewsByErin4 Stars Out Of 5Seeing JesusAugust 31, 2019ReviewsByErinQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5The Jesus Who Surprises is a look at all the ways our Savior shows up throughout the Old Testament. He's there from Genesis all the way through Malachi, sometimes more clear than others. Each chapter of this book ends with week-long Bible study activities for either individual or group use, and desires to promote the habit of seeing Jesus at work in our everyday lives as well as in the words of Scripture.
I appreciated the healthy dose of personal testimonies scattered throughout the chapters. It can be so faith-building to hear of God's working in the lives of others and know He desires to work on our behalf in similar mighty ways. We can never know how God will come through for us, but He has gone to great lengths to rescue us and have a relationship with usHe delights in walking with us through the ups and downs of life.
Some things from Scripture came to life in new ways for me in this book, and I got a lot from Dee's life story as well. I would recommend this for those looking for a Bible study or needing a reminder of how God is always at work even when we cannot see Him.
I received my copy of the book from the publisher. All opinions in this review are my own.
oneksprairiegirlkansasAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Great StudyAugust 30, 2019oneksprairiegirlkansasAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Join Dee as she helps you find Jesus not only in startling places in the Old Testament and New Testament but also in your everyday life. Let your heart be opened to the love of Jesus and let him rescue you in your life today.