Dec 15, 2011

Review: The Gospel According to Jesus

The Gospel According to JesusThe Gospel According to Jesus by Chris Seay

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The Gospel According to Jesus is an exploration into Christian Living by Chris Seay.  For me, readers although, I cannot say that I am a procrastinator in all things, or that I am unacquainted with doing things on time, yet true to my procrastination in composing this review I felt compelled to procrastinate on writing the review because I could not truthfully write something that I dearly wanted to infuse the knowledge of  to others, when I write a review I want it to reflect the author’s intent, unlike so many reviews I have the unfortunate chance of reading, I did not want to have the review not give the author a chance to speak before he has spoken, so as I sat down and attempted to write a review of what Chris has given us, the review fell all to pieces. 
I had a hard time coming to terms with the question posed by Chris Seay, “What is the gospel?”  This question sent me on a year and a half journey, and nearly cost me ability to stay connected in the flux of our momentary sanity.  So, first off I owe Chris Seay an apology that it took almost a year and a half to review his book;    this is not something I am proud of and would like to ask Thomas Nelson and Chris Seay to forgive me for not getting a review written in a timely fashion.   I wish I had an adequate excuse. Or that I could rationalize away my sins.  But alas like everything without Christ I fall short again. 
That is why I am thankful for the book that Chris has written.  His book, in short, is a brilliant investigation into the Gospel and a stepping stone into a personal journey and revelation into what is Christ’s Gospel.  He has provided us fellow pilgrims a resource for our Christian Walk.
The Good:
•    The book was a pleasure to read.
•    Good resources were provided in the book; I loved the prayers.
•    It kindles a search into Jesus and the Gospels, it makes you desire to dig deeper.
The Bad:
•    As a primary guide it falls short in Christian Theology.  
•    It is written by a pilgrim who is on the journey; the ideas are not concreted by an expert in the field.

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