Monday, April 13, 2015

Life Is {by Judah Smith}
Title: Life Is ____
Author: Judah Smith
Genre: theology
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
Source: publisher

Life is ____. How would you finish that sentence?
Judah Smith believes Jesus shows us how to live life to the fullest. In this follow-up to his" New York Times "and" USA Today "bestseller "Jesus Is ____," Judah completes the new sentence again and again, revealing how
- Life is to be loved and to love.
- Life is to trust God in every moment.
- Life is to be at peace with God and yourself.
- Life is to enjoy God. Judah writes as a friend, welcoming new believers, lifelong followers of Jesus, and even the merely curious. He shows us the love of God that defies human logic and the life that God intends for us to have in the here and now. With excitement and humor, Judah looks at the stories in the Bible from his unique angle and shows how life is all about loving God and loving others.

I've been quite interested in reading one of Judah Smith's books for a while now. I mean, when a pastor is endorsed by Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez, you get curious. And I can definitely see why. Pastor Judah relievers profound wisdom, but not in an over-the-top, in-your-face preachy way. He is deep, but in a way that can be understood.

Smith is also quite humorous. He pads his stories with personal anecdotes and a take on life that will make you laugh. He isn't trying to be relevant, he just speaks. And he speaks in a way that can be understood by young adults as well as older adults.

He also writes in a way that can be understood by new believers. If you're just curious, and pick this up, you would still be able to understand what he is talking about. Likewise, if you have been a believer for a while, he brings things in a new light, that will make you rethink what you thought you knew.

I thought this was a deep, powerful book, and one that I would definitely recommend to people of all ages. I think young people need more books like this to lean on, and will definitely be picking up Pastor Judah's books in the future.

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