Monday, May 21, 2012

Days With Jesus by Jim Jackson

 Last month I received an email from Jim Jackson. He explained that he had read some of my book reviews, and had just published a book himself. Jim continued, "The book is actually only a part of a large project called 'Days With Jesus'. It combines the book, which walks the reader through the first half of the Gospel of John, with numerous videos shot on-location in Israel hosted on the website where a person can see where that particular Day took place. I call the book a 'Docuvotional' as I attempt to take the reader through the life of Jesus as told to us by His disciple John, then help the reader to try and apply the teachings in a devotional manner."

WOW! I loved it!! One thing that I think people forget to take into consideration when reading the Bible is the culture and customs of the time. We see things through our own perspective. Not only has approximately 2000 years passed since Jesus lived on Earth, but we tend to filter through our own viewpoints and experiences. Jim's ability to share a story to help the reader relate to the Scripture from a modern angle, along with background history of the mindset of the people Jesus encountered truly helps bring a greater depth of understanding. If you don't love history, don't worry, this is not the dry, dull facts you may fear. There is just the right amount to illuminate the portion of Scripture you are studying for the day. His humor and excitement, and love of Jesus make this a great read for your own personal study. Want to study with friends? Great! There are discussion questions at the end of each study that are perfect for both an individual or groups. This would also be great for family devotionals! The questions tie in with each day in a way that is likely to bring a closer connection with God. But, that's not all! There are videos!! There isn't one for each day, but the videos that correspond with certain days can be found on the website at Watch an example of the videos with this one explaining about Nicodemus:

I absolutely and unreservedly recommend Days With Jesus! Make sure you check out all of the links at the following:
Days Of Jesus website
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I did receive the PDF of Days With Jesus without charge from the author in hopes I would review it for my blog, but I was not required to give a positive review.

1 comment:

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