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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Nina Slone has worked at many types of jobs; currently she is editing books and writing articles as well as studying for A+ Certification. While she used to write reviews for O'Reilly's Blogger Review Program, they stopped the program. She likes to paint, draw and sketch. Her favorite tools are charcoal, pencil and oil paint. She loves modern or smooth jazz and many other genres of music. Mother Earth Beat, David Sanborn, David Arkenstone, CCR, Bob Seger, John Fogerty, David Allen Coe, etc. She loves the mountains as well as the ocean. She is a Christian, and lives her life accordingly.