Thursday, March 21, 2013

One Perfect Life by John MacArthur

"One Perfect Life: The complete story of the Lord Jesus" is a blended version of the gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. MacArthur also blends in parts of the Old Testament that prophesize Jesus' birth, death and resurrection to make one complete story of Jesus' life. It is similar to a Bible except that the Bible verses are gathered from various books of the Bible to complete one story.



There are 11 parts to this book divided into 215 readings. 

I. Anticipating the Lord Jesus Christ
II. The Beginning of the Gospel of Jesus Christ
III. The Beginning of Jesus' Ministry
IV. From Passover AD 27 to to Passover AD 28
V. From Passover AD 28 to Passover AD 29
VI. From Passover AD 29 to Passover AD 30 
VII. The Final Journey to Jerusalem for Passover AD 30
VIII. The Passion Week of The Messiah AD 30
IX. The Upper Room on the Night Before His Death
X. The Crucifixion, Resurrection and Ascension
XI. New Testament Reflections on the Gospel of Jesus Christ

Below each reading, there is a Reference Guide which includes definitions of the terms used, the references of where to find it in the Bible, verse-by-verse explanations, and a history of the subject. I enjoyed the way it was written as it was very easy to understand. I also loved that the Bible verses were written in the New King James Version.

This was the second book I have read by John MacArthur, and I thoroughly enjoyed reading through it. I think it would be excellent to use as a daily devotional, Bible study or in a Sunday School class, especially around Easter. It is quite a large book but there isn't a tremendous amount of reading as the Reference Guide takes up half the page throughout most of the book. I think the best way to read this book is to pair it with your Bible so you are able to cross reference the verses. 

I rate this book as 5 stars and would highly recommend it!

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