Book Review: “The Friends Of Jesus” by Karen Kingsbury

July 7, 2015 at 5:14 pm | Posted in Books | Leave a comment
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Karen Kingsbury in her new book, “Friends Of Jesus book coverThe Friends Of Jesus” Book Two in the Life-Changing Bible Study Series published by Howard Books gives us America’s favorite inspirational storyteller brings the friends of Jesus to life.

From the back cover:  America’s favorite inspirational novelist and #1 New York Times bestselling author offers a richly told tale about six of Jesus’ closest friends and companions, bringing biblical truths to life in this captivating continuation of her Life-Changing Bible Study series.

In our everyday lives, friends are the people whom we spend the most time with, go through struggles with at times, and who know us best. Each of Jesus’ friends—Peter, John, Matthew, Judas, Mary Magdalene, and Lazarus—traveled with Jesus and were part of His daily ministry, and each has a compelling story to tell. There were some who would question or doubt Him…and one would even betray Him. Kingsbury brings these fascinating personalities to life in ways that will not only help bring you closer to the truths found in Scripture, but also to Christ.

By combining valuable, instructive Bible study with compelling, insightful character sketches of Jesus’ companions, Kingsbury provides you with a deeper understanding of the scriptural teachings featuring these fascinating people. Emotionally powerful, thought-provoking, and soulful, The Friends of Jesus will help you to appreciate the Bible and understand how it applies to your relationships with the most important people in your life.

Karen Kingsbury brings her incredible talent as an author to write this wonderful insight into six friends of Jesus’ family. By exploring the stories of Simon the Leper we see Jesus as Compassionate, Martha we see Jesus as Comforting, Jairus we see Jesus as Loyal, Mary Magdalene we see Jesus as the Friend Who Restores, Peter we see Jesus as the Friend Who Forgives and John we see Jesus as the Friend Who Transforms.  In six chapters Ms. Kingsbury shows us the individuals we have read about all our lives in a brand new manner.  At the back of the book we are given Questions Fro Individual Reflection for each person. You probably never looked at these people like this before but the insights you will get from their humanity and their willingness to serve God will move your spirit.  This is a life-changing read.  It will make a great gift for family and friends.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Howard Books for this review.   I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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