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Are you looking for a devotional that will walk you through the life of Jesus? Jonathan Jenkins has put together a devotional where you can use any translation of the Bible that you are comfortable with. Let me tell you call about it in this review.
What I am Reviewing
Thou Art the Christ: a devotional on the Life of Jesus by Jonathan Jenkins was written in 2019 and published by Westbow Press. At 380 pages this softcover book does a good job at walking people through the life of Christ.
Thou Art the Christ provides a nonbreaking narrative of Jesus’s life, connecting it to Old Testament prophecies about God’s promise to send the Messiah for the whole world for any whosoever believing him. (from cover)
The Details on Thou Art the Christ
Thou Art the Christ is divided into 11 parts, they are:
- Offer of a new life
- Sermon on the mount
- Trains the twelve
- The turning point
- Trains the seventy
- Point of no return
- Passion week
- Last supper
- Our Good Friday
- His resurrection commissions us
One of the things I really appreciate in this devotional is that each devotional reading is directly applicable to the scripture reading. It’s one of the reasons I dislike reading devotionals. You read the passage, then the devotional reading and wonder how one connects to the other. I did not have that with any of the devotionals I read.
With each devotional came 2-5 questions to answer. Again, directly related to the scripture passage and the devotional. These weren’t empty minded questions, but ones designed to make you think.
Would I recommend?
Though I haven’t read every single devotional in this book, I like it. I love that the author was clear about what he wanted to accomplish. A devotional about the life of Christ. He deals with the various aspects of Jesus’ ministry, from birth through resurrection.
Each scripture reading is small, most of the devotions filled one page, the odd one going to a page and a half. Easy to read, good follow up questions, AND you can use whatever bible you fill most comfortable with. Instead of quoting scripture he provides the scripture reference so you can look it up yourself.