Wednesday, May 27, 2009
His Name is Jesus by Max Lucado
His Name is Jesus The Promise of God's Love Fulfilled arrived in a lush brown box-like packaging with the cover picture on the top. This was such a lovely way to present this book because the packaging emphasized the importance of this treasure.What a great gift for someone's birthday or graduation. Thomas Nelson publishers' religious books have such stunning photographs. Each section begins with an announcement about the following pages: as an example : " His Birth- Jesus ...he could hold the universe in his palm but gave it up to float in the womb of a maiden." This is an opportunity to compare and contrast the biblical Jesus,God's son, with the human person of Jesus of Nazareth living his life with Joseph and Mary. Jesus is presented as another person who was much like you or me. He felt emotions, loved, and knew despair.Imagine what Jesus thought about when he left Nazareth and gave up his life as a wood worker. Max Lucado said in this story that "Jesus entered the Jordan River a carpenter and exited a Messiah." How powerful to think about how he gave up his life so that we had the promise of eternal life! Another wonderful story that should be placed prominently on the coffee table for all to enjoy.