Tuesday, February 21, 2012

The Jesus We Missed


Many of the reviews for The Jesus We Missed seemed to be disappointed by the lack of surprise, as the subtitle indicates. Or, perhaps, they we just not that surprised by the fact that so many Believers do indeed miss the striking humanity of Jesus. I felt this book was wonderfully thought out and intellectually driven. I will readily admit that this book is not well suited for those simply looking for a devotional or easy reading “Christian Living” book. To truly appreciate this work, you must enjoy seeing the nuanced way in which the life of Christ blends divinity and humanity. Did Jesus have pimples? Did our Lord and Savior ever have the stomach flu? Are we repulsed by the idea of God having diarrhea? These and many more not-so-gross human attributes of Jesus are examined.

The wonderful facts of His humanity are that the God of heaven did not just become like us, He became one of us. Reardon has written a wonderful, and yes, even surprising look at the side of the superman we often want to forget—His humanity. 

* I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their Book Review Blogger program. TNP requires no expectations of a positive review. 

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