Book Review – Jesus Is

_140_245_Book.783.coverI can’t begin to tell you how late I am on this review. It’s been on my iPad for literally months and to the author, I apologize. There is really no excuse other than I just didn’t get to this review until now. That said, “Jesus is _________.” by Judah Smith was a pretty good book. I didn’t love it and I didn’t hate it. Written by a young author, it will appeal to the new generation of believers that is being raised up in many churches across America. It’s a message that many of those believers and seekers need to hear. About the book:

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 Christ’s 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.

I feel like this book is a good resource but as with any book, it should not be taken as gospel. It allows the reader the option of thinking and expanding their concept of just what Jesus means to them.

I give “Jesus is” a 3 out of 5. 

“Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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