Take a Closer Look is an easy to use resource to help explain who Jesus is, why He came and how a person can begin following Him.
Included are many faith-inspiring verses from the Gospel of John, helpful questions, and a chapter which can help you envision what life may look like for you if you become a follower of Christ. It’s designed to be used one-on-one but is also ideal for individual use. ‘When John wrote his book about Jesus more than 1900 years ago, he wanted people to understand who this Jesus really was and why he deserves our trust and commitment. Lex Loizides takes the modern reader by the hand with exactly the same purpose as John had and explains who Jesus is using the words that John wrote down so long ago. If you want to know about Jesus then ‘Take a Closer Look’ is an excellent guide – it is faithful to the original sources.’ Dr. Dirk Jongkind, Research Fellow in New Testament Text and Language, St. Edmund’s College, University of Cambridge 'Take a Closer Look' introduces you to Jesus. Reading the book is like meeting him for the first time. We hear him speak and our pre-conceived ideas are quickly adjusted to the real Jesus. Gert Hijkoop, Pastor, Wijnstokgemeente, Berkel en Rodenrijs, Netherlands Speaking as a busy pastor I totally recommend ‘Take a Closer Look’. I love sitting down with people and seeing them start to engage personally with Jesus. The simplicity of the study, the focus on Jesus, and the ease with which it can be arranged make it a brilliant resource. Everyone should use this! Ian Galloway, Pastor, City Church Newcastle upon Tyne, UK ‘Take a Closer Look’ is a clear and crisp description of why one should consider Jesus. I have used this book (in Hindi) over the years to facilitate discussions in small groups. The claims and questions posed in the book are thought provoking and have helped healthy discussions. Highly recommended. Samir Deokuliar, TV Presenter and Pastor, Delhi, India Take a closer look is a great resource that we have used in our church for a number of years, with success. It is particularly useful when you have an individual who is unclear on their faith, and you feel that what they need is a one-to-one short course over coffee. It is non-threatening, focusing on the gospel of John, and very accessible for young and old. Matthew Clifton-Brown, Pastor, Kings Church Edinburgh, Scotland I have found 'Take a Closer Look' to be a fantastic tool for introducing seekers to Christ and helping them cross the line of faith and follow Him. If you are looking for a relevant, Biblical and accessible study on Christ for seekers look no further. Steve van Rhyn, Pastor, Jubilee Community Church, Cape Town, South Africa I have used these lessons for people from different religious, educational and social backgrounds for over 15 years and found it a very effective guide. I have found it a great one-on-one tool for a person interested in knowing Jesus. We have used it as a wonderful tool to help people open up as they seek to become Christians. Joy-Anne Philip, Cochi, Kerala, India One of the most important months of my life was going through ‘Take a Closer Look’ in the early 1990s. I knew nothing about Christianity, so understanding the basics was vital to making an informed decision. 20 years later I still have very fond memories of that life-defining time! I’d recommend ‘Take A Closer Look’ to anyone that wants to make their own choice about whether to accept Jesus’ claims. Martin Cooper, Worship Leader, Songwriter, Teacher, British & Irish Modern Music Institute, UK