Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Jesus Manifesto by Leonard Sweet & Frank Viola

The full title is actually ‘Jesus Manifesto, restoring the Supremacy and Sovereignty of Jesus Christ’._200_360_Book.203.cover

Nowadays, the Church is more interested in things like campaigns, events, causes, or even evangelizing, than Jesus Christ himself. Though the things stated above aren’t bad things, they are good things, they take the place of Jesus; they became the focus, instead of Jesus.

This should not be, as the entire Bible is just enamored by Jesus, so should we.

This book is intended to to bring back the full focus on which Jesus deserves. It also strives to correct wrong ideas or preconceptions about Christianity---like being ‘Christ-like’……

I found that this book is suited to the more… let’s say, mature Christians. It’s not exactly suitable for non-believers, or Christians who do not know much about Christianity, as the authors put out Christian terms and ideas and concepts without explaining them in detail. They also used metaphors and analogies that may or may not make much sense to everyone.

Nonetheless, it’s a good read. It has hundreds of references from the Bible and other sources, without overcrowding the reading space by putting all of the notes at the end of the book. It challenged me to think of Jesus in a new way. This book was written, they claim, to make its readers to fall deeper in love with Jesus. I say, they partly succeeded.

Giving this 4 stars, I would definitely recommend this book to others :).




Thomas Nelson provided a complimentary copy of this book for me to review. Many thanks to them.

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