Thursday, November 3, 2011

A Year With Jesus

My family was never really a "Church Going" family.

I went to church with my neighbor a few times,
and I was active in Campus Life in high school,
but, we never went to church as a family.

About a year ago, I found myself craving The Lord.

I joined a popular group online but couldn't keep up.
[This is the first time I have tried to read the Bible.]

I felt lost. I felt weak. To tell you the truth,
I felt stupid.

I felt like maybe I wasn't smart enough to understand the Bible.

A few weeks ago, I was browsing the books on BookSneeze, by: R.P. Nettelhorst.
 I read through the description and decided to order it for review.

The description reads:
"Too many times the impact and grandness of the actual words Jesus spoke, as recorded in the Bible, are lost in the telling of the story. In A Year with Jesus, the primary focus is to allow the scriptures that contain Jesus' dialogue to uniquely speak to the reader. The author follows each reading with insights and applications to help explain the context and nuances of the text. The unique titling of each meditation and the nontraditional themes and organization help bring Jesus to our daily lives. Topics include:
Love and Hate
Truths and Lies
Arrogance and Humility
Friends and Enemies
Belief and Disbelief
Patience and Impatience
Deserved and Undeserved
Good and Evil
Fidelity and Treachery
Life and Death" ~ Taken from the booksneeze website.

Went I got the book, I flipped through it and read a few days.
[Each day equals one page.]
Later that night, I went in my room, lit a candle, and opened to Section 1.  [Love and Hate]
Day 1. [Kingdom News]

Mark 1:4-15 NKJV

I was hooked from there.
I grabbed my iPhone and read the scripture through in different versions.

I knew that this would be a book that I could DO!
I love the break down of sections and that you can spend so much time on one day, even though it is just one page.

I would recommend this book to everyone who wanted a closer relationship with God.

*I received this book for free for review from BookSneeze. I did not promise a good review for this book. All thoughts are mine and mine alone.

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