Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Book Review: The Book of Jesus

The Book of Jesus. Calvin Miller, ed. B&H. 576 pages. [Source: Bought]

The Book of Jesus is a 'treasury of the greatest stories and writings about Christ' compiled by Calvin Miller. There are ten divisions in The Book of Jesus: Jesus: Who He Was; Jesus: His Birth; Jesus: His Friendship With Us All; Jesus: His Becoming One Of Us; Jesus: His Miracles; Jesus: His Teachings; Jesus: His Cross; Jesus: His Resurrection; Jesus: His Continuing Reign; Jesus His Second Coming.

The selections come from a LARGE VARIETY of sources. Some names will likely be familiar to you: Max Lucado, Charles Spurgeon, Billy Graham, C.S. Lewis, John Stott, Martin Luther, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, etc. Other names will probably be as new to you as they were to me: Elton Trueblood, John Baillie, Elijah P. Brown, Clarence Jordan, Lois A. Cheney, Herbert C. Gabhart, etc.

The treasury includes scripture itself (in various translations), poems, essays, stories, devotions, prayers. Not every author is evangelical; not every author is Christian.

There is between Christianity and whatever other religions the distance of infinity. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte
Christianity is a rescue religion. ~ John R.W. Stott
The birth of Jesus is the sunrise of the Bible. ~Henry Van Dyke
The best way to deal with sin is not to attempt reform but to adore the Savior. ~ Calvin Miller
You cannot make your own cross, but unbelief is a master carpenter at cross-making. You do not choose your own cross, but self-will would try to be your lord and master. Your cross is prepared and appointed by divine love. Accept it cheerfully. You are to carry your cross without raising trivial objections. ~ Charles Spurgeon
You can carry it because the Man of Sorrows knows its weight. Take up your cross, and by the power of the Spirit of God you will soon be in love with it. ~ Charles Spurgeon
To be a Christian is to be reborn, and free, and unafraid, and immortally young. ~ Joy Davidman
This Christ of Christmas is the Creator, mighty and strong. This Christ of Christmas is our Shepherd. He desires to lead us through paths of righteousness. This Christ of Christmas desires to set us apart to walk in holiness, because He is our God. This Christ of Christmas is our healer; body, soul, and spirit. This Christ of Christmas is more than enough to meet our needs in every situation. ~ Pam Whitley

© Becky Laney of Operation Actually Read Bible

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