Thursday, December 24, 2015

What Did Jesus Ask?

Jesus Christ asks hundreds of questions in the bible. Some are rhetorical some beg for an answer, some are directed to the people as a whole and some to specific individuals. But regardless of the question being posed, the intention is always the same which is to encourage thought and discussion and to prompt even more questions.

In What Did Jesus Ask?, more than 70 of today's most prominent spiritual writers, religious leaders and artists offer modern meditations on the questions Jesus asks in the Bible. Their contemplation's provide telling context, with both contemporary and traditional interpretations to lead readers on an exploration of their own faith and to shape their own meaningful answers.

As a teacher, Jesus Christ put many of his lessons in the form of questions. The gospels recorded some 100 others. Some are rhetorical, needing no answer, but most were real questions posed to real people. Many of Jesus' questions are familiar to readers today, yet the context and the potential interpretations of such phrases will offer enlightenment to many. Organized by Biblical verse, these enigmatic questions include:

"You of little faith, why are you so afraid?" - Matthew 8:26

"Why do you call me good?" - Mark 10:18

"Does this offend you?" - John 6:16

Contributors include bestselling singer/songwriters Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith, Christian leaders Barbara Taylor and Cardinal Wuerl of Washington, and bestselling authors James Martin and Sarah Young, and many more. Including a foreword by Nancy Gibbs, bestselling author and managing editor of TIME magazine, What Did Jesus Ask? is a thought-provoking volume for both readers interested in religious thought and understanding the teachings of Jesus better.

My Opinion: I really enjoyed reading this thought provoking book that really made sense to me. I need to read it more often to help reassure myself that it will be all ok and not stress out so much. I think everyone should read this as there are stories we all could learn from.

Disclaimer: I was in no way compensated for this review and this is solely my own opinion which may differ from yours. 

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