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.
Jesus Is_____. Is a beautiful look at Jesus, duh… but it’s so much more than that. Judah beautifully examines some core doctrines of the Christian faith, as well as digging into the every day life to look at how Jesus changes everything for us. It’s a look at what Jesus means when he talks about us having and living life to the fullest.
Judah examines the doctrine and effects of grace (again a common theme in many new books I’m reading). He views and paints the picture of everything in light of who Jesus is and how we are to respond to Him.
This being his first book it reads like it’s his tenth. His real life applications and personal stories drive home his connections of who Jesus is and what that means for us. It’s an excellent read especially for someone who is young in their faith journey, and trying to find a more full grasp of who Jesus is.
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