If one desires to learn about Jesus Christ, the Bible is the best book to read. If you wanted a secularized biography about Christ then you have the wrong book. Based on your reading level, you may need to look up a couple of words too. Depending on maturity and theology, The Jesus You Can’t Ignore is a book which you will either shake your head in disagreement, or you will be humbled by learning of Christ and yourself; keep an open mind and it’ll really make you think. As I read this book, scripture came to life in my mind, I learned more about Christ, and I grew spiritually.
Throughout the book, Dr. MacArthur stresses to Christians a difficult lesson to accept: we cannot be wimpy when in the face of adversity, because Jesus wasn’t. Many passages of scripture, historical/cultural insight, and quotes from past leaders such as Charles Spurgeon are provided as evidence Jesus wasn’t just the ultimate nice guy. Yet Dr. MacArthur also stresses to not be overzealous and hate mongering, because such an extreme is no different from the Pharisees Jesus dealt with throughout his life. I highly recommend this book, it was a great read!
Book Rating: 5 out of 5 stars.
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