Thursday, July 8, 2010

The Jesus You Can't Ignore (book review)

In typical "John MacArthur" style (powerfully pertinent and masterfully written), "The Jesus You Can't Ignore" presents Jesus as He really was. MacArthur reveals that Jesus never avoided confrontations over Truth, but made it part of His daily life to revoke those who lived their lives in opposition to it. You may THINK you know Jesus quite well, but until you've read this don't REALLY know Jesus.

This is not a "light" read. The author is known for high intellect and incredible well researched and documented teachings. This book uses historical, Biblical writings in order to present Jesus as he confronted the "religious" of His time. The author addresses our postmodern evangelism that has decided to avoid "confrontation" over the gospel, in order to "win" souls to Christ. McArthur presents how Jesus would handle bringing the Good News to the world and it would not look anything like what we are seeing in mainstream evangelism today. This is an in depth, incredibly profound study of Jesus' ministry. You'll walk through every step of His journey and get an close look at how He handled sinners. He didn't tell them what they "wanted" to hear...He told them what they "needed" to hear. His mission, and ours as Christians, is to confront the world with the Gospel...not sugar coat it. "The Jesus You Can't Ignore" will help you to more closely follow Jesus, instead of the ways of the world. If you want to REALLY follow Jesus...then don't ignore this book!

*I received this book through Thomas Nelson BookSneeze...I received this book for free in exchange for my review of it.


Unknown said...

Sounds like a challenging book! Confrontation is something I don't enjoy - but I know unbelievers need to realize they are lost sinners, before they'll realize their need for a Savior. It's important to share that truth in love!

I always appreciate your comments over @ Life Lessons. Thanks for your kind words about my new pic - you know how to make a girl feel good!! And a hearty 'Amen' to your observations on our expectations! Have a beautiful weekend and God bless you, my sister! :)

Debbie Petras said...

This book sounds very interesting. I've some friends who really like John MacArthur's teachings and approach. This might be a good book for me to learn more.

I believe we always need to be prepared to share why we believe what we believe. It's easy to spend time with other Christians as they view life from the same spiritual lens. But when you're out in the world and people speak out against Jesus, we need to be able to respond intelligently but also in love.

I always try to remember that the person who is not yet saved has their eyes blinded. I always try to pray that the Holy Spirit would draw them to Himself. If my words can sprinkle seeds, I love that. Too many in my circle of influence have been turned off because of 'in your face' Christians. I think we can be truthful and share but even as Jesus shared truth with the Samaritan woman at the well, He does so in love.

Thank you for this review.


Karen said...

Ah...the struggle between "want" and "need"...Jesus gives us the examples to know the difference...but we still don't get it right all the time....

I want to read this book and I need to read this book....

Heaven said...

It sounds like a great book. Just stopped to see how your journey was going and to see if we had a crack in the cocoon yet:) It's coming girl, it's coming!

Blessings and hugs, Heaven

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