Friday, January 4, 2013

Jesus: A Theography

Jesus is time.  He is every yesterday and all tomorrows; a continual connection between the Old Testament and New Testament (Sweet and Viola, 2012).  It is this premise that sets the tone for the book.  The story line begins before the Garden and carries us all the way to Heaven's splendor, and Christ's fingerprints are left upon every detail.  From Genesis to Revelation, you will find Jesus throughout the Scriptures.  Just as John 1:1 tells us that "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God," the authors show how Christ "is all, and in all" (Col. 3:11 KJV). 

The authors had a writing style that conveyed their thoughts in a practical way.  The reading was not difficult, but by no means was this book based on opinion or written as an afterthought.  There are over 80 pages of notes and footnotes to support the truths of God's Word.  The author used many quotes from other authors which provided a truly enjoyable read on what one would think to be a difficult topic.  The authors recreated scenes and situations from the life of Christ that allowed the reader to have a more personal view of who Jesus really was.  This book could be read alongside Jesus in Context: Background Readings for Gospel Study by Darrell Bock and would allow the reader to truly understand more about the life Jesus lived.  This book allows you to open the pages of God's Word and have a deeper knowledge of Christ which will cause you to fall in love with Him in a greater way.    

I received this complimentary book from BookSneeze.  The opinions expressed about this book are my own.

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