Monday, July 26, 2010

The Jesus You Can't Ignore by John MacArthur

MacArthur causes the reader to consider the true substance of the conversations Jesus Christ had with the religous leaders of the day, specifically the Pharisee, Sadducees, et al. MacArthur's premise is that what we believe about Jesus will color how you think about everything else.

Too often today Jesus is identified as a pacifist, a philanthropist, or a docile teacher. MacArthur uses 218 pages (inclusive of Notes) to show Jesus' true nature revealed as one who declares truth without apology, with clarity and the offense of many who heard him.

The subtitle reflects MacArthur's intent: "What you learn from the bold confrontations of Christ".

The reader enjoyed reading the book. MacArthur is a favorite author of the reader and he uses his repertoire of high view of scripture and practical application that any reader can understand. MacArthur wrote eight easy-to-read-and-understand chapters to clarify that Jesus is not the meek and mild prophet, but rather a loving and yet bold confronter of all those who mislead people away from a right-standing relationship with God.

The book was interesting to read. MacArthur used historical context to explain the passages that caused the reader to understand the setting of certain passages of the Bible. The reviewer does recommend the book to anyone seeking to learn.

Note: Thomas Nelson provided the reader a complimentary copy of the book through the website of