I have read quite a few books - some for enjoyment, others out of necessity, and many for a review. Jesus Pure & Simple (by Wayne Cordeiro) falls into the latter category. It's the only category it fits in, actually, as I did not enjoy this book at all.
I tried - honest I tried!- but the author's theology and interpretation of God's Word just doesn't fit with my belief in Jesus, pure and simple!
It's twelve chapters that are meant to be a down-to-earth compilation of the real Christian life as it was originally meant to be. But it seemed to be more of a rambling book, not always flowing very well, and sometimes just plain confusing. I could not always determine the point the author was attempting to make; and at other parts of the book, I was unable to draw the conclusions he was drawing from Scripture ~for example, his odd idea that all of us are part of the "666" mentioned in Revelation - and his assertion that it's not the "222's or 333's" that we need to worry about, but those just beneath God (i.e. followers of Christ who are like the Pharisees) are the "666's" and they are the Antichrists...
So my final assessment of Jesus Pure & Simple is that it isn't the kind of book I would ever read outside of for a review. However, read some other reviews and make up your own mind. You may well get a lot out of this book.
Disclaimer ~ I received this book free of charge for review purposes from Bethany House.
Day 238 done :)
Jan L. Burt