Monday, April 13, 2009

His Name is Jesus by Max Lucado

His Name is Jesus by Max Lucado

Beautifully bound, rich with full color photos and its own slip cover; this is the perfect gift book. With vivid imagery, Jesus’ life is reverently and boldly retold. Actual biblical passages are brought to life, presented alongside the story of Jesus’ birth, mission, death, resurrection and legacy. His Name is Jesus is a spiritual affirmation of the fullness of the divinity and humanity of Jesus.

Throughout the book, bold analogies are used to illustrate the intertwining of the humanity and divinity of Jesus. This theme is evident with the book’s opening: “Jesus…he could hold the universe in his palm but gave it up to float in the womb of a maiden”. The book’s message is clear: the acknowledgement of the divine nature of Jesus without neglecting His humanity- “Let him be as human as he intended to be. Let him into the mire and muck of our world.” (Page 19) Max Lucado does not shy away from representing the true Jesus of the bible. You will not find any secular concessions such as calling Jesus simply a teacher or relegating him to a myth.

This is a refreshing and spiritually satisfying book. It challenged and inspired me to consider the real Jesus Christ of the bible as well as the magnitude of His love for humankind. I highly recommend this gift book as a beautiful rendition of Jesus’ life and purpose.

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