Sunday, August 29, 2010

Be Compassionate: Book Review

About The Book:

The life and ministry of Christ was marked by His overwhelming compassion for people. And His heart is the same today. As believers, we are called to be the hands and feet of Christ, and extend His extravagant love to a broken world. Based on the book of Luke, this study examines the very heartbeat of our Savior, and explores how Jesus connected with hurting people in an authentic and powerful way.

Part of Dr. Warren W. Wiersbe's best-selling "BE" commentary series, BE Compassionatehas now been updated with study questions and a new introduction by Ken Baugh. A respected pastor and Bible teacher, Dr. Wiersbe explores the compassionate life of Jesus. Filled with moving examples of Christ's ministry to people of all backgrounds, cultures, and beliefs, this study will inspire you to share His love with the world around you.

About The Author:

Dr. Warren W. Wiersbe is an internationally known Bible teacher and the former pastor of three churches, including the Moody Church in Chicago. For ten years he served as general director and Bible teacher for the Back to the Bible radio broadcast. Dr. Wiersbe has written more than 150 books, including the popular "Be" series of expositional Bible studies, which has sold more than four million copies. In 2002, he was awarded the Jordon Lifetime Achievement Award by the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association. He and his wife, Betty, live in Lincoln, Nebraska.

My Review:

The Be Series by Warren Wiersbe has been available for readers for over thirty years and has been recently revised. I have read Wiesbe's works previously as a Bible College student and have been a fan ever since. His work is very deep and detailed, and if you are looking to get deeper in your studies of God's Word, then you must read and apply Wiersbe's books.

Be Compassionate covers the first 13 chapters of Luke, and shows us how to be compassionate as Jesus was. Wiersbe writes in an easy to read and well organized manner, so that whether you are a new Christian or you have a PhD in Pastoral Ministry you will not only understand his commentaries, you will find it very easy to apply to your life. 

Here are a couple of great quotes from Be Compassionate by Warren Wiersbe (and there are so many!)

"There are no shortcuts in the Christian life, and there is no easy way  to spiritual maturity. If the perfect Son of God had to hang on a tree before He could sit on the throne, then His disciples should not expect an easier way of life"(Luke 9:22-26; Acts 24:22) (p. 52, 53)

"Worship is at the heart of all that we are and all that we do in the Christian life. It is important that we be busy ambassadors, taking the message of the gospel to lost souls. It is also essential to be merciful Samaritans, seeking to help exploited and hurting people who need God's mercy. But before we can represent Christ as we should, or imitate Him in our caring ministry, we must spend time with HIm and learn from Him. We must "take time to be holy" (p. 139)

I have learned a lot from listening to Warren Wiersbe on Back To The Bible, and also from reading his many books, and I am definitely looking forward to reading more of the Be Series! This is definitely a commentary set I highly recommend!

BUY IT: You can purchase Be Compassionate by Warren Wiersbe online here, directly from David C. Cook - it is also available through your favorite, local Christian bookseller.

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of The B & B Media Group, Inc. and David C. Cook, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***


  1. I think I need to get this book....Compassion is not one of my strongest spiritual gifts.
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