Finding the Love of Jesus from Genesis to Revelation by Elyse Fitzpatrick
Sometimes reading the Bible feels like just another obligation, something else to check off your to-do list. But Scripture is so much more than a book of rules and regulations. In her book, Elyse Fitzpatrick reveals how each section and books of the Bible points to Jesus and God’s eternal love for us. You will find yourself drawn to the Bible like never before as you begin to see Jesus on every page.
I have to say, though, that this book was not one that spoke lots to me. Firstly, I think it might be because of the church I go to — one that teaches through the Bible chapter by chapter, verse by verse, line by line. Because of this, I have learned to study the Bible. I have been taught to see how every book of the Bible is connected. I know that Jesus can be seen on the pages of the Bible. So though there were good examples and connections, there wasn’t exactly much new in here for me.
In all honesty, there were also a few points I wasn’t exactly comfortable with. There were some points where the author stretched the interpretation of a verse quite far. For example, when discussing the example of the Emmaus road. The author interpreted that Mary, the aunt of Jesus, was the wife of Clopas and therefore one of the disciples to whom Jesus appeared on the road to Emmaus. Now I understand that this could be an assumption — as the Scripture doesn’t definitely say that. But the wording of the author doesn’t make it seem like it is an assumption. That bothered me as I read it, and there were a few other points like that as well.
Though this book wasn’t for me, I think it could be great for those who have not read through the whole of the Bible. Those who have only come to know Christ, could benefit from reading this book and finding the love of Jesus on the pages of the Bible.
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I received a free copy of the book from Bethany House Blogger Review Program in exchange for a honest review. All opinions expressed here are my own.