BookSneeze on behalf of Thomas Nelson Publishing graciously sent a complimentary copy of Jonathan Falwell's 1000 Days: The Ministry of Christ in exchange for an honest book review. Jesus could have come down from heaven, paid our debts on the Cross and been done with it. Instead, He came as God and as man, lived humbly, righteously, perfectly for all to see. Why did His active ministry last only three years and how can we relate to his holiness?
Jonathan Falwell dynamically endeavors to answer these questions as he leads the reader down the path Jesus has walked before us. God did not use super men as his workmen, but uses ordinary people to do a divine job to build up His kingdom. Peering into the dimensions of Christ's ministry we can learn how to combat Satan, endure suffering, find peace, claim hope and strive to live as He.
Each chapter is divided into three parts. The first section looks into a scenario that can either send us into crisis mode or into the arms of Christ. Then, in the second part we see how Jesus handled a situation and/or ministered to others. Finally, Falwell brings the biblical narrative full circle to how we can live in and through Christ. Will we allow ourselves to find rest in Him or scamper from the crisis as a wounded, befuddled creature?
The reader will get a chance to read personal accounts from Falwell's life that I found refreshing, as he did not sell himself. One gets a peek into his ministerial skills as he intricately weaves personal accounts, biblical narratives and practical applicability. The 15 chapters are easy to read, yet engaging as he stresses the importance of Christ's ministry to your own life. Are you walking with Christ? Are you living as Christ? Are you radically loving as Christ?
Any new believer or mature believer can gain from !000 Days: The Ministry of Christ. The insight one can acquire from Falwell's latest will leave the reader searching their own hearts and can lead to a more substantial walk with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. His ministry can become our ministry as He called us to live out.
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