If someone asked you to fill in the blank to this question, could you do it quickly: “Jesus is ______”? After reading Judah’s Smith book by this title, you will find it much easier to get a clearer picture of just who Jesus is.
Through the 2000 years since Jesus Christ’s public ministry, many people have made statements trying to define Jesus. In Jesus Is_____, Pastor Judah Smith confronts head-on a lot of the incorrect stereotypes that exist for those both in the Christian tradition, and those outside of it. They are really quite simple statements—Jesus is your friend, Jesus is grace, Jesus is the point, Jesus is happy, Jesus is here, and Jesus is alive—but it’s amazing how complicated and messy we have made these simple thoughts.
Pastor Smith is very candid and personable in his writing, so he let us see inside his own thought processes as he wrestled with these concepts about who Jesus is. In each section, he brings a fresh perspective to help us cut through the haze created by so many people’s misunderstanding of Jesus Christ.
Whether you have had a relationship with Jesus for years, or whether you’ve only heard His name but aren’t really sure about much else concerning Him, Jesus Is _____ will help you see Jesus Christ more clearly. This is an excellent book to use in a small group discussion, as together the group can move into a clearer, biblically-sound picture of Jesus.
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