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What A Beautiful Work!
on August 28, 2003
I realized at some point that I was reading in the dark and was so involved...that I had forgotten to turn on the light. When I was about half way through, I realized that I had not thought about anything else since I began reading.
The author has made a complex subject a worthwhile reading experience by showing Jesus as a real man who had feelings-emotions with which the reader can identify. There were several times that I stopped reading...to think for a few minutes---those ah-ha moments. Neil Elliott provides a bridge and an opportunity for a contemporary reader to make a genuine connection, spanning the years. Clever man!
We continue to look for meaning and to deal with haunting questions in our lives over two thousand years after the events in this book. The realization that we still deal with similar issues is significant to this reader and makes this a volume that is very difficult to put aside-even long enough to turn on the lights.
I am a Christian. A relationship with Jesus changes lives and removes guilt, thereby providing meaning in life and answers to the haunting questions. The reaffirmation in the book that we have a new beginning each day brings smiles and peace. The reinforcement that we are all sons and daughters of God is a point the author makes well.
Thanks to the author for sharing this beautiful book. He has a real gift. The journey was a joy.