Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Book Review ~ Jesus: The Greatest Life of All by Charles Swindoll

Jesus Christ was and is the most influential person in history. In this ninth and final book in the Great Lives from God's Word Series, Charles Swindoll takes an indepth look into who exactly Jesus was. He looks at the whole life of Jesus here on earth from His prophesied birth, to His coming into His ministry, to His teachings and displays of power, His claim of Divinity and then His brutal death and astonishing resurrection. He delves into what most of Jesus followers at the time of His life really thought of Him and why they had to come to terms with their preconceived ideas of who and what the Messiah would be. The author then takes these lessons and gives practical applications we can use towards our lives today.

 I loved this book. I love how the author made the life and teachings of Jesus so "real" and so very relevant for me today. His style of writing kept my attention through the whole book, from first page to last. Because it is part of a series that I want to collect the whole of, I refrained from underlining or writing in the book, but then so regretted that decision. It is chock full of wisdom and things I took away for my own self and my life. I really felt I could understand a bit of the disciples confusion and wonder at who this Teacher was that they were following. We have history's and the bible's hindsight, but they really did not and the things Jesus told them must have been absolutely mind blowing to them. They were looking for a Messiah who would physically restore the glory days of King David to Israel. He was so much more of a Messiah than they could ever imagine. This will definitely be a reread sometime in the future as it has so much to chew on and think on and learn from. An excellent casual read and/or a more deep study for anyone.


Carrie said...

Love this series!

Gattina said...

No Friday's Fave Five today ??

Barbara H. said...

I've heard great things about this series. I hear Swindoll some times on the radio and enjoy him.