When I was choosing what book to review, there were quite a few options available and I was especially interested in 4 or 5 different titles. I read through the previews of each book and decided on "Just Like Jesus" by Max Lucado. It is actually the first book I have read by him despite the fact that I have heard great things about him. Even my 6 year old has heard of Max Lucado since she has been watching the "Hermie" videos for a few years now.
Max Lucado has a writing style that is easy to read and relate to. As I was reading, I felt like God chose this book just for me. As a Christian, our goal is to become just like Jesus, but how do we do that?
Let's say that for one day, Jesus walks in our shoes. We still have the same circumstances, health and problems we currently face, but Jesus is living our life with His heart instead. Would your behavior change? Would your family and friends notice a difference? Would you love your enemies?
I think the chapter I could relate to most is Chapter 2, "Loving the people you are stuck with- a forgiving heart." Don't misinterpret the wording though...it's really not what it sounds like. Lucado uses the example of Jesus' disciples. They were as close as family to Jesus but yet they still cursed Him, questioned Him and betrayed Him. And Jesus STILL forgave them.
You may not be the guilty one. Maybe you weren't the one who lied, cheated, or whatever else it was. But Jesus wasn't guilty either, and He still forgave everyone who wronged Him.
This book has many other great examples of how we can have a heart like Jesus. We should always be constantly looking to God and trying to live like Him.
I would rate this book as 5 stars and would highly recommend it.
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