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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

1000 Days: The Ministry of Christ by Jonathan Falwell

An opportunity to meet Jesus Christ like never before.

            Have you ever thought that when Jesus Christ came to earth more than two thousand years ago, he could have simply given us salvation-period and never done another single thing? Jesus Christ could have chosen to be born of a virgin, live for 33 years in relative obscurity, die on the cross, be buried, and rise from the dead three days later, and still give us the opportunity for salvation without doing any of the things we read about in the gospels.

            What Jonathan Falwell does in this book is really delve into those 1,000 days and applies it all to us today. He brings the accounts and stories of the four Gospels into one book.  This book is one that shows us how Christ lived and then challenges us to live like He did. Early in the book we see how Jesus called His disciples and leaves us with the perfect question to ask ourselves, "Their response to Jesus' call was to forsake everything and follow Him. What will be your response?"  As we gain more insight and understanding of how Christ lived during his three years of public ministry, will we follow Him and live like He did?
Jonathan Falwell endeavors to answer these questions as he leads the reader down the path has walked before us. God did not use super men as his workmen, but uses ordinary people to do a divine job to build up His kingdom

            1000 Days should make you consider, “To Do as He Did” if someone wrote about the last 1000 Days of your life, what would be the story? Would you be  ashamed that it would be about the mundane, routine minutia that consumes your time? Jesus spent his final days helping others and ministering to those who persecuted him. No matter who picks up this book, it's sure to inspire.

            There are questions at the end of every chapter that can be used for individual or small group study. There is also a Bible study guide at the back of the book to help you with further study.

     I received a free copy of book from Thomas Nelson as part of their Booksneeze Blogger program.