How did the apostle John know that, two thousand years after he lived, your life would need a fresh touch from God?
How did John know that, at the beginning of a new millennium,
our lives would be so busy,
our focus so divided,
our bodies so tired,
our minds so bombarded,
our families so attacked,
our relationships so strained,
our churches so programmed . . .
that we would be desperate for the simplicity and the purity, the freedom and the fulfillment of a life lived in Jesus’ name?
John probably didn’t know. But God did. That’s why He gives us Jesus! And that’s why, as Anne Graham Lotz reveals, John’s eyewitness account of Jesus’ life is unmistakably relevant to your life today. The same Jesus who turned water into wine is the One who provides for your needs at this very moment. Enter into His life and find your soul refreshed with Living Water.
This new edition of Just Give Me Jesus contains an in-depth devotional guide to help you explore the words of John in a personal and practical way, either on your own or in a group. You’ll find inspiration and revelation as you study the Scripture more closely and record your reflections in space provided at the back of the book.
Lotz, Billy Graham's daughter and a noted author and preacher, has written a primer about Jesus. Why, she asks in the introduction, "do we need one more book about Jesus?" Because, Lotz says, most of the available volumes tell readers what the author thinks about Jesus but ignore what Jesus said about himself. Lotz's message is simple: overworked, stressed-out, underloved folks don't need a vacation, a miracle or a massage--they just need Jesus. She takes the Gospel of John as her template, structuring each chapter around a passage from that most poetic and most inscrutable of the Gospels. The fifth chapter of Lotz's book, for example, draws on John 4:1-42 and explains that Jesus offers happiness even to outcasts. Chapter nine (drawing on John 9) teaches that Jesus allows even the most comfortable onlooker to understand suffering. And chapter thirteen (based on John 19 and 20) tells readers that through Jesus, sinners can get to Heaven. Lotz's message is not as distinctive as her introduction would have readers believe--there is little in this book that readers can't already find several times over on the religion shelves at their local bookstore. Yet Lotz's book is a clear winner because her folksy, anecdotal writing is endearing, and her love for Jesus radiates off the page.
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