Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Book Review of "Just Like Jesus" by Max Lucado

In the book by Max Lucado, "Just Like Jesus", the first chapter talks about the idea of having the heart of Jesus in us. He has a special way of explaining this. The Bible tells us we are to be like Christ and to have His mind. He wants us to have a heart like Jesus. The author explained this in such a way that it helped me see this concept in a whole new way. He asks the question, "What if for 24 hours Jesus wakes up in your bed, walks in your shoes, lives in your house, assumes your schedule?" Your boss becomes his boss, your mother becomes his mother, your pains become his pains? With one exception, nothing in your life changes. Your health doesn't change. Your circumstances don't change. Your schedule isn't altered. Your problems aren't solved. Only one thing occurs.

What if for one day and one night, Jesus lives in your life with his heart? Your heart gets the day off, and your life is led by the heart of Christ. What would be different in your life? What would others see?

This just opened my eyes and helped me understand what it is like to be like Jesus. Max Lucado takes concepts that are hard to understand and puts them in stories that helps explain them so you can get a handle on it.

What is the heart of Jesus like? The author writes about Jesus' heart and what it is like. If we walk about in our daily lives with the heart of Jesus in us , our lives would be changed.

The main idea of the book is that God loves us just like we are; but he loves us too much to leave us that way.

In the second chapter he tells us we need to have listening ears to hear the music of God's word. Jesus spent a lot of time listening to His Father and we should spend time listening to Jesus.

At the end of the book is a study guide with questions for each chapter in the book.

There are a total of 214 pages in the book. The book is well written. It is an easy book to read with a lot of Bible truth in it. It is written in a descriptive manner that keeps things interesting and easy to understand.

Max Lucado lives in San Antonio, Texas with his wife. He has three grown children. He serves at the Oak Hill Church. Mr. Lucado has won the Christian Book of the Year Award three times.

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