Saturday, August 22, 2015

The Day I Met Jesus: A Book Review

About The Book:

Two thousand years ago, Jesus Christ met face-to-face with people just like you. Broken, imperfect, sometimes fearful and without hope. The Day I Met Jesus is a beautifully crafted narrative that chronicles the remarkable encounters of five women in the Gospels who were desperate to find wholeness, security, and purpose. Like all of us, these women struggled with the regrets of their pasts, the stresses of their presents, and the worries of their tomorrows.

Join Frank Viola and Mary DeMuth on a fascinating journey back in time as they retell the dramatic accounts of five women who met Jesus. Each narrative is told from each woman's unique perspective, yet tightly grounded in the Gospel accounts and faithful to first-century history. Elegantly written and profoundly stirring, this book blends creative narrative with uncommon insight, spiritual depth, and practical application.

If you are someone who seeks a renewal of hope, faith, and love, The Day I Met Jesus will make your Bible come to life and usher you into a fresh encounter with your Lord.


You can read an excerpt of this book here, in PDF format

About The Author:

Frank Viola has helped thousands of people around the world to deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ and enter into a more vibrant and authentic experience of church. He has written many books on these themes, includingGod's Favorite Place on Earth and From Eternity to Here. His blog, frankviola.org, is ranked in the top ten of all Christian blogs on the Web today. He ministers to people all over the world from Florida.

Mary DeMuth is a former church planter in France and the author of more than sixteen nonfiction and fiction books. A sought-after speaker and longtime blogger, she has overcome (through Jesus's healing) a difficult childhood full of neglect, abuse, and familial dysfunction to become a living example of what it means to live uncaged. She lives in Texas with her family.

My Review:

I was introduced Mary DeMuth's writing about three years ago and I have not turned back. She brings you to a place you never thought you would find yourself, and that is not a bad thing! Recently, I had the opportunity to review The Day I Met Jesus. What an amazing read. Combining strong scriptural references, with the life of five amazing Biblical women, and the great writing team of Frank Viola and Mary DeMuth, I loved every part of this book. 
The favorite part of this book for me, and I suspect many others, is the delightful way the authors combined narrative based on scripture with deep Bible study. It allowed me to really see how Jesus truly touched each of these women and how He touches me through forgiveness and grace. An amazing read for all who read it. 

I highly recommend this read and give it a huge thumbs up. 

BUY IT: You can purchase a copy of The Day I Met Jesus at your favorite Christian book retailer from Baker Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Maritn Communications Inc., for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

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