August 13, 2007

OUTSIDE SOURCE Book Review: "Jesus Himself: The Story of the Resurrection," by Marcus Loane

BOOK REVIEWED: "Jesus Himself: The Story of the Resurrection," by Marcus Loane
REVIEWER: Pastor Erik Raymond, Omaha Bible Church at the Irish Calvinist blog
THE REVIEW: "Jesus Himself, The Story of the Resurrection," is a heart stirring little book that endeavors to bring you through a harmonization of the gospel accounts of the resurrection. Loane interacts with the events on that glorious resurrection morning with affectionate contemplation and historical commentary. Additionally, Loane takes us through the events of the days ahead where Jesus appeared to so many of his disciples.
The book is short (126 pages) and is by no means intended to be an exhaustive commentary. Rather it serves well as a devotional review of the resurrection. The chapters themselves are short and move quickly. Some of the chapter titles are listed below:
- Certain Women
- Emmaus
- The Fire of Coals
- The Heart of Love
I enjoyed portions of the book where Loane was intentional in his exhortation and application. In particular the writer was helpful in the chapter entitled, "The Heart of Love." This was the chapter dealing with our Lord's questioning of Peter's love for him (Jn. 21.17ff). I would have liked to see him do this type of thing more throughout the book. For the stirring of affections to marvel translates in a life that is lived out of a response of seeing and being impressed with Jesus, to the glory of God.
This would be a great book for folks to read as a family or even in a small group to interact with the devotional commentary by Loane. If you are leading such a group (at home or in another setting), I would suggest writing up some application questions or points of exhortation.
"Jesus Himself," can be ordered via the Banner of Truth bookstore.
To access this review at the Irish Calvinist blog, click HERE.
To learn more of this book, and/or to buy it, click HERE.

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