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1000 Days: The Ministry of Christ Hardcover – March 13, 2012
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About the Author
Jonathan Falwellis senior pastor of the 20,000-member Thomas Road Baptist Church, called by unanimous vote of the congregation after his father's death in 2007. Vice Chancellor for Spiritual Affairs at Liberty University, the world's largest evangelical university with 37,000 students, Falwell preaches weekly on television, writes a weekly column for online news sources, and is an accomplished photographer with photos appearing in top news magazines. He and his wife have four children.
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This book is written in a way that's easier to take than some other books like this. An awful lot of books of this nature are preachy, get bogged down in "teaching", and ultimately that is what this is about too, it's just done in a different style. If you've tried books like this before, and have checked out, give this one a try.
I could write a lot about this book (as Jesus' word and message is both simple and complicated), but I'll keep it simple here. It's about Jesus' teachings and ministry on the Earth 2000 odd years ago. This is powerful stuff for me anyway, because when I do read about Jesus' ministry, it convicts me in that I spend so much of my life on trivial crud like I do. The Holy Sprit can speak to you through works like this if you let it. Give the book a try, you might find a message in Rev Falwell's book.
There are also bits towards the end that go into a more detailed bible study will be of greater use. Reading God's word is always a good thing. But I find it sometimes helps to do it in groups, so there's some interactive discussion.
As one other reviewer of this book wrote, "By no means is this book a replacement of the Scriptures, but it does shed some light into Jesus' mission."
Also, I suggest after you've read it, do what I did and pass it on to your church's library (assuming you have one). That way others can share in it, instead of the book collecting dust on your own bookshelf. Philemon 1:6 comes to mind here.
The book is very interesting. It follows Christ through his roughly 1000 days of ministry. Basically the three years before his crucifixion and resurrection. Falwell describes some of the things that happened and gives a bit more detail about what happened. He gives historical information about how the events may have happened given how people lived during that time. One thing I also liked is that when he talks about a passage he'll point out a word that was used in the passage. Then he tells what the original word was - not a current translation of the word - how it was written in the older texts and explains the origins of the word. It was kind of neat to see that even though our current translations of the Bible still have the same meaning, the original words used had slightly different and sometimes more powerful meanings. I like language, and seeing these other meanings was very interesting to me.
I liked the way the book was written. It was more than just a look at these events through scripture. The scripture that explains Jesus' life were there, but the story surrounding the scripture gave me a better understanding of what really happened.
A copy of this book was provided for review. This review is my honest opinion and is not swayed by any compensation I may have received for my review.
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So, "it's okay." Not really great.