Thursday, March 8, 2012

The Jesus We Missed by Patrick Henry Reardon Book Review

The Jesus We Missed by Patrick Henry Reardon gives the reader a in depth view of the humanity of Jesus.  I’m not sure the totality of Jesus can be encapsulated in a book, but the author does an excellent job detailing and expounding on the life of Jesus giving the reader a clear look and understanding of Jesus. 

Patrick Henry Reardon takes a theological approach to detailing and summarizing the works and miracles of Jesus, giving the book a historical and fact-finding approach that I found mundane to engage.  Let me be clear, the book is really informative and interesting from a contextually, however, structurally it was really difficult to engage.  This is not a book you will just devour in one setting.  This is a book that would be a great supplement for Bible/Seminary students studying the life of Jesus. 

The author takes the major events of Jesus life and adds context validating the humanity of Jesus.  Some of the chapters include:  Growing Up, Baptism, The Public Ministry, Jesus at Prayer, The Garden, etc.  Each chapter sheds light on Jesus’s actions, words, and emotions.  It all brings validation and appreciation to the humanity of Jesus.

Note: I received this book free from the publisher through the Booksneeze book review bloggers program. Other than that, neither the publisher, author nor anyone connected to them offered any influence on the content of my review. The opinions I have expressed are entirely my own