In A Year With Jesus, R.P. Nettlehorst says that if you really want to get to know somebody, you have to spend time with him and pay careful attention to his words. As Christians, in order to better understand Jesus, we must also spend time with Him and pay careful attention to what He says to us through scripture. In a neatly organized devotional, A Year With Jesus takes biblical familiar passages where Jesus speaks and applies His words to everyday living. For each day of the year, there is a short Bible passage coupled with commentary that elaborates on the verses’ meaning.
What impressed me with this book is its focus on Jesus as a man that walked, talked, and lived as any ordinary human. With sections dedicated to Love and Hate, Arrogance and Humility, and Life and Death, Nettelhorst takes common situations, and seeks out what Jesus has to say. By applying the words of Jesus to common, daily experiences, readers are able to see how Christ truly infiltrates the life of a believer. Reminding readers of Christ’s call to love others and to be humble, A Year With Jesus challenges readers to be more Christ-like in their daily lives.
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