Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Review: God in Slow Motion: Reflections on Jesus and the Unexpected Lessons You Can See in His Life by Mike Nappa



Review: God in Slow Motion: Reflections on Jesus and the Unexpected Lessons You Can See in His Life
Mike Nappa
Thomas Nelson
2013

This is probably the freshest breath of air I have read in quite a while.  Really, truly, it is.  The subtitle talks about reflections on Jesus and this is what this author has done.  No scholar talk or the usual stuff here.  These are reflections.  He has taken the time to look and think about 10 different moments recorded in the Gospels.  The author enters the moment, lives it, and presents his thoughts to us.  My favorite moment comes from chapter 4, Frightening Wonder.  This one looks at Jesus calming the storm.  Nice placid little lake goes berserk while all the disciples and Jesus are trying to get across it.  You know the story, if not it’s in Mark 4.  The subheading for the scene where the disciples witness Jesus speak to the storm is Jesus is One Scary Dude.  This works and isn’t the least bit irreverent if you read on.  In fact it probably is closer to the disciples’ reaction than we know.  

Get a copy of this book or borrow a friend’s copy.  It is really worth it.  Yes, I recommend this book, obviously. 

This book was provided to me by the publisher in exchange for a review.

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