Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Questions Jesus Asks: Where Divinity Meets Humanity - Book Review

Questions Jesus Asks: Where Divinity Meets Humanity was the first book I've read by author Israel Wayne. I have been friends with him on Facebook for some time and have been acquainted with him and his family for many years through the home school movement. And, if there's one thing you can say about Israel, he is well read.

This is evident in how he approaches each subject in his book. After setting the stage from personal experience, he then addresses the particular question Jesus asks along with the underlying doctrine embodied in it. Next, he broadens the subject, not only with corresponding Scriptural teachings, but also drawing from his vast and eclectic knowledge of past and present key theologians and historians. He chooses to glean from these authors and ministers what is good and what they hold in common with the truth of Scripture concerning each doctrine.

However, the second thing I noticed was how well the author brings what could turn into a deep and unfathomable gulf of knowledge down to easily digestible concepts. For instance, where it is necessary to use words and doctrines with which young people or new believers may not be familiar, Israel takes the time to explain and define them so the reader doesn't get lost. Yet, the subject matter is both compelling and thought provoking, leaving plenty of room for further exploration and discussion.

All these things considered, I believe Questions Jesus Asks would be an excellent choice for Bible studies, Sunday schools, and family devotions. Also, the fact it is divided into 20 short chapters, each between 6 and 10 pages long, makes it suitable for daily devotional reading as well.

I also look forward to reading the book which precedes this one, Questions God Asks. Both are available on Amazon.com, with the Kindle version of Questions Jesus Asks: Where Divinity Meets Humanity being offered for a limited time for only $3.99! Get yours today.

[Please note, though the publisher has provided a complimentary copy of this book through Cross Focused Reviews, these review thoughts are entirely my own.]