The Original Jesus
I had a recent conversation with a friend and fellow pastor and he mentioned that we live in a society that wants to design our own Jesus.
The Original Jesus by Daniel Darling addresses this very topic. He looks at the Jesus we have created in our culture today. As I read through this book, I encountered numerous Jesus-types of our own design.
The author talks about the "Red-Letter Jesus, the American Jesus, the Braveheart Jesus, the BFF Jesus and the prosperity Jesus" among others. Each chapter looks at a different type of Jesus and then calls the reader to look at what the Scripture really says about Jesus.
I have to say I was more than intrigued. The book starts off slowly. I could not relate to the Play-Doh or Guru Jesus but after that, I started seeing a more familiar Jesus. A Jesus that fits our needs as opposed to one that calls us to repentance, to a deeper life, to a true relationship with our Heavenly Father.
Daniel Darling does a good job of calling the reader to get to know the Savior as we see Him in the Word.
If you get the chance, pick up this new release from Baker Books.
"This book has been provided courtesy of Graf-Martin Communications and Baker Publishing in exchange for an honest review."