Saturday, May 2, 2009

Book Review: His Name is Jesus - The Promise of God's Love Fulfilled - By Max Lucado

This is a beautifully packaged gift book with a cardboard sleeve to protect it. Wonderful photos and backgrounds complement the text. It is impressive when you hold it in your hands. The book is not big (9.4 x 8.5 x 1.1 inches) but has a nice weight/feel to it.

This will make a great gift for people new to the story of Jesus, whether they are young or old. Even those familiar with the Jesus story will also enjoy the book for its content and it's relatively short length. This book will make a beautiful gift for everyone.

This is the first Max Lucado book that I have read and was quite impressed at the simplicity of the text. This book is a compilation of about 20 of Lucado’s previous works all tied together so as to flow nicely. Mr. Lucado paints pictures with words that make it very easy to see the subject about which he is writing and adds beautiful graphics to accentuate his points.

My only reservation is that it is not for everyone. Some protestant christians might disagree with the way some of the stories are expressed. Overall, it is a good gift book. Check it out to see if this one that you must have on your table.