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His Name is Jesus
March 28, 2009, 5:58 am
Filed under: Non-Fiction Review, Thomas Nelson Reviews


His Name is Jesus
The Promise of God’s Love Fulfilled
By Max Lucado

Max Lucado’s first book that journeys from the birth of Christ to His resurrection.

Drawing from his classic writing on Jesus combined with new reflections and breathtaking art, Max Lucado again opens our eyes—and hearts—to the life and work of the Savior in a way that will change lives forever. “Jesus was, at once, common and not; alternately normal and heroic. One minute blending in with the domino players in the park, the next commanding the hell out of madmen, disease out of the dying, and death out of the dead.” Who was this man who spoke as easily with kids and fishermen as widows and waves? It is the question that has echoed down through the centuries to us today, and here is a visually stunning book that answers aspects of that question.

~My review

I typically don’t read Max Lucado books, but after seeing this book (and it’s author) at the Christian Book Expo in Dallas this past weekend, I ordered it from Thomas Nelson reviewers. This book is packaged with rich, glossy paper and a gold embossed hardback cover.  It also comes with a cardboard sleeve with the cover’s design printed on it.  I love the pictures within the covers.  They are amazing, but in particular the cover picture  is breathtakingly beautiful, and is a great representation of the pages inside. The text is mainly reprinted excerpts from Lucado’s previous books about Jesus. And while this makes for a good introduction to the author for new readers,  there is a downfall. If you already own most or all of his books on Jesus Christ, there won’t be a lot of fresh material. This is the first time Max Lucado has written a book encompassing the entirety of Jesus life, so if you are looking for a good compilation of writings on Jesus, this one will fit the bill perfectly. His Name is Jesus is well worth your time.

The book is divided into 5 parts of Jesus’ ministry; His Birth, His Mission, His Death, His Resurrection and His Legacy. Each section is well written and is wonderfully accompanied by pictures and beautiful script(and swirlies!)


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