Christianity as a whole has made Jesus into a dull, dry rule maker who is distant at best. In the book Jesus Is_____., author Judah Smith presents a much more personable Jesus. He also leaves the adjective placement to the reader, making one stop and think of who is Jesus to me?
As Smith learned, asking a variety of people to fill in the blank of Jesus Is ______, can come up with responses that vary from profound and funny, to bizarre and even perverse. Yet none of those answers surprise Jesus.
An individual or a church who is wanting to impact their community might find this book really helpful. People aren’t looking for a dull, boring list of can and cant’s. Rather, people are looking for a real person who can be real, and with whom they can be real. Jesus Is.
Smith dives into topics such as:
Jesus Is Your Friend
Jesus Is Grace
Jesus Is The Point
Jesus Is Happy
Jesus Is Here
Jesus Is Alive
Now, if by chance you are a really legalistic type person who thinks Christianity is void of humor and joy, this probably isn’t going to be one of your favorite reads. Judah Smith (who is a pastor by the way) is a wonderful writer who ads his own flavor, and his flavor is a bit spicy. Spicy is good. Humor is good.
You can order your copy of Jesus Is______ directly from Thomas Nelson Publishing. If you are looking for a good small group class or topic, this may be a good start for you. There is a Jesus Is DVD Based Study Kit ($39.99), Jesus Is DVD ($26.99), and a Jesus Is Participants Guide ($10.99) also available.
I received a free copy of this book from Thomas Nelson Publishing for review purposes only. I received no other compensation for my review, nor was I required to write a positive review.