Monday, December 2, 2013

Title Tuesday: The Jesus Story

Welcome to Title Tuesday, my favorite day of the week! This day is dedicated to book suggestions and reviews. I write this portion of my blog because I am a big believer in the motivational speaker Charlie Jones' quote which says, "You will be the same person in five years as you are today except for the people you meet and the books you read.” With that being said, let us jump in and get started. 

Good morning! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Today I will be reviewing the book The Jesus Story by Dr. William H. Marty. You can find the book on amazon here

Let me begin by saying that from an education standpoint I really enjoyed reading this book! Dr. Marty does a great job of retelling the story of the New Testament in plain English. The actual format of the book is very helpful. At the start of each chapter Dr. Marty lists out the main characters involved and the setting of the story. There are maps and summaries in some of the chapters that I found to be very helpful. I will admit that I was concerned when I first started this book because the references to the “story” from the Bible are not listed. However, upon further review of the book I do not believe this is a significant problem.

Overall, I give this book a solid B+. The Jesus Story would be an excellent addition to teaching materials for any Bible class. I believe that the ease of the storytelling would allow the newer Christians to understand the order of the Bible quickly and effectively. 

Full Disclosure: 
Bethany House gave me a free copy of this book in exchange for my review. 
All opinions are my own. 

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