Sunday, February 19, 2012
The Jesus We Missed - The Surprising Truth About the Humanity of Christ by Patrick Henry Reardon
The Jesus We Missed by Patrick Henry Reardon is a study through the Gospels aimed at examining the humanity of Jesus. This book looks to answer the question, "How was Jesus fully God and fully man?"
It seemed as though the book were hoping to astound the reader with thought-provoking insight that could potentially reshape the image of Jesus. However, I did not find myself astounded or at all surprised by the concepts shared by Mr. Reardon. Rather, I assume that any devoted follower of Jesus of Nazareth has wrestled with the awesomeness of God living in the flesh as a man; and having pondered the imponderable, has continued a walk of faith all the more amazed by God's lavish love and unending grace toward mankind that He would choose to live as one of us.
On my 'Page Turner Scale' of 1 to 5, I am giving this book a 2. It may be an interesting read to a new follower of Christ, but I found it almost took away from the Biblical account of the life of Jesus.
(Disclaimer: I received this book free of charge from BookSneeze for review purposes.)
Day 156 done :)
Jan L. Burt