Monday, March 5, 2012

Book Review - "1000 Days"

Book Description from the publisher:

An opportunity to meet Jesus Christ like never before.

Have you ever thought that when Jesus Christ came to earth more than two thousand years ago, he could have simply given us salvation—period!—and never done another single thing? Jesus Christ could have chosen to be born of a virgin, live for 33 years in relative obscurity, die on the cross, be buried, and rise from the dead three days later, and still give us the opportunity for salvation without doing any of the things we read about in the gospels.

Yet there was more.

For three years—roughly 1,000 days—Jesus served in public ministry while on earth. He didn’t need to do this ministry, yet he did anyway, and that’s the key for us. This intentionality implies that there is a lot of information in Scripture that we need to grapple with. We need to understand what Jesus said and did during his 1,000-day public ministry, so we can apply his teachings to our lives today.

What makes these 1000 days of Christ so vitally important?

Jesus’ public ministry was to help us understand what true love is all about—both for God and for other people. When we love God and others first, the rest of life falls into place: our possessions, our ambitions, our hopes and our dreams. Jesus modeled everything he taught, and his invitation is to make his mission our mission too

A graduate of Liberty University I was thrilled to see this book available for review! Having heard both Dr. Jerry Falwell and Jonathan Falwell preach on numerous occasions, I knew that this book would be a great one to read! Falwell's writing style is very easy to read and it is as if he is speaking with the reader and he uses language that is easy to understand and follow. Each chapter end with discussion questions making this a great book to use as a part of a small group study as well. There are 15 chapters and they are a good length so that they go into depth, but they are not overwhelming. I love the section at the end of the book that is an outline of the 100 Main Events in Jesus' Life. Each event has the coordinating scripture listed with it for further study. This is a great read for anyone wanting to learn more about Christ's ministry.

*I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.*

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