1000 Days The Ministry of Christ by Jonathan Falwell
Jonathan Falwell certainly has a family history with ministry. In 1000 Days, he chronicles the approximately 1000 days of Jesus’ time actively ministering here on earth before the crucifixion. Mr. Falwell uses snippets of scripture to illustrate Jesus’ words, and then interjects how we can use those words to help ourselves here today. There are present day examples to use as illustrations of how we can use the information in our own lives and live in a more Christ-centric way.
This book was not at all what I expected it to be, I enjoyed reading it, but what I wanted to read was more of a history book, maybe taking all the information we have in the Gospels and merging them together as a chronological history lesson. That is not what this book is. This book takes several specific events of Christ’s ministry here on earth, and uses the scripture to evangelize and preach about how we can use the scripture in our daily lives. I think it would be a good introduction for someone who does not know much about the scripture. There is a lot of basic information in each chapter, and if a group of people wanted to use the book as a jumping off place to learn more, there are group discussion questions included at the end of each chapter.
I did enjoy reading the book, but I wished that the balance tipped more toward the scripture and less toward the preaching. Overall, if you’re looking for an overview of Jesus’ ministry, you’ll get a good foundation through this book.
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