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It’s been awhile since I’ve contribute as a BookSneeze blogger. Wait no more because today I review Jonathan Fallwell’s 1000 Days: The Ministry of Christ.
I think all of us could be guilty of giving the headlines and not the details when it comes to describing Christ and His three years of Earthly ministry. When I read my Bible, I realize I gloss over the details because I’m sure I know it already.
1000 Days is perfect for the believer to take their time and remember why you decided to follow Christ in the first place. The chapters go through Christ’s words and actions beyond the headline. His ministry and Falwell’s writing inspire. It’s a needed refresher for everyone who calls Christ their Savior.
For those who seek to know more about Christ or want to understand the difference between relationship and religion, 1000 Days is an excellent book to form an opinion. Falwell speaks in layman terms everyone can understand without overwhelming.
If you’re looking for a read on Jesus that challenges you as a believer to a new place in your relationship, this book probably isn’t it, I don’t think it was designed to be a deep, transforming work for someone who already has a relationship with Christ. For that, I recommend Bob Sorge or Beth Moore.
But this book was a great reminder to me that Jesus is worth reading and talking about, more than the sound bite I’m guilty of presenting.
An opportunity to meet Jesus Christ like never before.
Have you ever thought that when Jesus Christ came to earth more than two thousand years ago, he could have simply given us salvation—period!—and never done another single thing? Jesus Christ could have chosen to be born of a virgin, live for 33 years in relative obscurity, die on the cross, be buried, and rise from the dead three days later, and still give us the opportunity for salvation without doing any of the things we read about in the gospels.
Yet there was more.
For three years—roughly 1,000 days—Jesus served in public ministry while on earth. He didn’t need to do this ministry, yet he did anyway, and that’s the key for us. This intentionality implies that there is a lot of information in Scripture that we need to grapple with. We need to understand what Jesus said and did during his 1,000-day public ministry, so we can apply his teachings to our lives today.
What makes these 1000 days of Christ so vitally important?
Jesus’ public ministry was to help us understand what true love is all about—both for God and for other people. When we love God and others first, the rest of life falls into place: our possessions, our ambitions, our hopes and our dreams. Jesus modeled everything he taught, and his invitation is to make his mission our mission too.
Purchase 1000 Days here.
I received 1000 Days from Thomas Nelson Publishers in exchange for an honest review.