Saturday, April 30, 2016

What Good is Jesus? Review

First of all, I want you to know that I received this book in exchange for an honest review. This is a direct quote from the email describing the book.
“When children are sold into slavery-what good is Jesus?
When wretched disease takes a loved one's life-what good is Jesus? When marriages crumble and jobs disappoint-what good is Jesus? Pastor Marv Nelson doesn't avoid tough questions; instead, he tackles issues head-on with love and wisdom. Examining sexuality, politics, racial tensions, suffering, and more, Nelson addresses these problems through a relational rather than religious approach and shows us just what good Jesus really is.”
There are many questions we often have, regardless of whether we are millennials (18-35 year olds) or old timers. Here are just a few, in my point of view.
·         Starving people regardless of where they are located in the world.
·         Babies, children and the elderly who are abused in one way or another.
·         Criminals who get away with their deeds while the innocent are sometimes persecuted.
·         Animals that are abused.
·         Preachers who are really scam artists, and use the tithes for personal gain.
·         False apostles, prophets, seers and clergy who are not teaching the truth.
·         Injustice of any form.
·         The LGBT community.
·         People who teach that babies go to hell.
·         Fear mongers who use fear tactics to make people afraid to tithe.
I know there are many other questions, as well as the fact that some of these are questionable in the minds of some. They are questions I sometimes ask God.
I personally believe that God and Jesus loves everyone and doesn’t want any to perish. He is a Holy God and cannot accept sin. Jesus became sin for us and died so that we would have a choice.
Ok, back to the book. I think Pastor Nelson covers many questions and answers them. I also believe this is definitely a book for our time. When people ask hard questions, someone needs to be able to answer at least some of them. I feel that Marv Nelson has achieved his aim of answering some of those questions.
I would recommend this book to anyone who wants answers to some of this generations’ questions.

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