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04 March 2013

1000 Days: The Ministry of Christ

When choosing a book for review, I seek out a title that grabs my attention - something that makes me think, or makes me want to learn more. This is the first Jonathan Falwell book that I have read, and I will admit to being slightly disappointed. I was expecting the book to be a deeper study of Christ's ministry; instead, what I found was more questions than answers. I do believe that the book would be great for group study, the questions at the end of each chapter are designed to make you think about changes that could bring you to a closer walk with Jesus.

Several thought-provoking moments occurred while I was reading this book. I most appreciated the reminder of 1 Samuel 16:7 "Do not look at his appearance or at his physical stature, because I have refused him. For the LORD does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart." I agree with this statement, and feel that it is an important reminder in the world of today where so much focus is put on one's outer self.

I think that Falwell brings up some good points, although I disagree with his interpretation at times. As many reviewers before me have noted, if you want to know Jesus, read the Bible. If you are looking for an indepth study of Christ's ministry, this is not the book you are looking for. I gave the book a 3 star rating because I felt there were several points that applied to my own life, and I felt that the book made me take a deeper look at my own following of Christ's footsteps.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255

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