Wednesday, November 30, 2011
A Year with Jesus by R. P. Nettelhorst
Last year, this author gave us A Year with God, 365 daily readings using scriptures in which God speaks. See my review here. This book follows a similar format. Each page is about half scripture and half commentary. Pages are numbered, not dated, so that you can start at any point or skip around. The book is organized in twelve topical sections. You can see the topic list here.
I found it odd that there is no biographical information on the writer inside the book or on the cover. A quick search yielded this short bio on his blog. Nettelhorst is a professor of Bible and Biblical languages at California seminary. That gives him a unique perspective from which to write his commentary.
A quote from theologian William Barclay in the front matter tells us why we should read this book. "Jesus is not a figure in a book; He is a living presence." I think it would be a great gift for anyone, but especially for someone new to the Christian faith.
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