Monday, April 20, 2009

His Name Is Jesus by Max Lucado, a review

This is a gorgeous book! I normally am not "into" gift books as I find them often to be... shall we say... less than deep. However, I enjoy Max Lucado's writing so I chose this book to review from Thomas Nelson.

As I usually do when a book is delivered, I stop what I'm doing to look through it. Most often I set it aside to view a little deeper at another time. This book was such a stunner to all the senses that I stopped what I was doing to look at it, read it, even feel its' luxury.

Lucado has told the life of Jesus from his birth through the Resurrection. Anyone who is familiar with his writings knows his prose is... well, poetry. The images his words create will bring the life of Christ alive to the readers. The visual richness of each page provides a background to Lucado's words, giving it a feeling of a Renaissance painting.

It would particularly be good to give as a gift to a new Christian, or someone we would love to learn more about Jesus. It would also make a great gift for someone who enjoys displaying coffee table books (although this is much smaller than the usual coffee table book size).

Highly recommended as a gift book!


Vee said...

Oh, I will be checking this one out at the bookstore. Max Lucado is a writer who paints a masterpiece with very few, but beautifully chosen words. Thanks for the review!

freetobeme - Anita said...

I'm going to look for this book! Thanks for sharing.

zarahlim said...

Hi, I just stumbled upon your blog and I think your posts are very nice and encouraging. I'll link you up, if it's alright with you? God bless you. :)

P.S. I love Max Lucado, too. :)