Wednesday, July 28, 2010

"The Jesus You Can't Ignore" by John MacArthur

Jesus You Can't Ignore -MacArthur In The Jesus You Can't Ignore Dr. MacArthur wanted to show from scripture how that the Jesus whom some of our current-day churches have minimized to a meek and mild Messiah is not the full portrayal of Jesus.  He is certainly meek and mild, but He is also confrontational and did not allow distortion of truth to get in the way of the gospel message.  This is evidenced numerous times in the Gospels when He provoked the Pharisees by performing miracles in their presence or intentionally breaking Jewish laws.

I found the book to be fascinating because I've never seen the Gospels laid out cohesively to gain a better understanding of how Jesus' three year ministry progressed.  Each chapter presents different miracles of Jesus, and then MacArthur expounds on what was going on behind the confrontation between the Pharisees and Jesus.  I particularly enjoyed the chapter on the Sermon on the Mount as he explained the meaning of Jesus' points and why He was preaching those specific truths on that day.

If you've never read a book by MacArthur, be warned that he uses big words.  I found it difficult to wade through both the prologue and introduction because he used vocabulary I am unfamiliar with.  Once I reached the first chapter, it was easier reading, for the most part.

In spite of that one complaint, I would recommend the book.  It helped me see Jesus from a different perspective, a part of His character that really cannot be ignored.

Disclosure: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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