But Jackson has worked hard to set his writing apart from the “Oh, another one of those” studies by first presenting his work as a “docuvotional” (Get it? Half documentary, half devotional?). So, not only do you get a book to hold in your hands, or an e-book to have and to hold, but you can head off to an accompanying website to check out a real time looks of the people, places and things being featured in whatever daily story you are reading at the time. (*Note, not all 31 days have a video corresponding to the teaching but don’t let that distract you from the intent and purpose of them.)
Since I am such a fan of reading, I didn’t really think that looking at the videos would add that much to the reading experience, but I like to think of myself as having a cooperative spirit, so I read the chapters, watched an accompanying video if it was available, and then returned to the reading.
As I sat transfixed watching scene after scene that somehow paralleled through my Savior’s lifetime here on earth, I can assure you that these simple, clear-cut documentary clips are magnificently moving, putting you into the scene being discussed and written about.
While the video aspect of the book is definitely something to be applauded, simply put, from the very first word of this book, to the very last word of this book, you are presented with a direct and unabashed look at Jesus Christ as “God con carne”, to quote the author directly. As you follow each day, you are presented with basic foundational truths about His deity, His humanness, and learn that He is truly the Way, the Truth, and the Life.
This book will astound you. Teach you. Make you laugh. Make you cry. Challenge you to move into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ of Nazareth.
First, buy yourself a copy of this book and read it, drinking in the anointed truths you will find there.
Next, THINK: If you have ever, ever or never, never wanted to be a missionary in your lifetime, I would encourage you to buy this book TODAY to give it away to those you know, and to those you will soon meet.
I would say to you that this book should be handed to every person at each altar across the churches in America who have just completed the sinner’s prayer of redemption. It should be handed out in outreach meetings, revivals, and given to those you love who give you reasons not to believe in Jesus.
Days with Jesus by Jim Jackson should be the book that you read this year; that you encourage your loved ones to read this year, and along with a copy of the Bible, God’s Holy Word, it should be THE book that you put in the hands of anyone who does not know Him as Lord and Savior.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the author, Jim Jackson. 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 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”