January 17, 2010
Book Review: Jesus Lives by Sarah Young
In Jesus Lives author Sarah Young provides 180 topical devotionals exemplifying Jesus' presence in your life, giving insight and wisdom, and bringing to light the truth of Romans 8:11: The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you!
Sarah writes Jesus Lives through the voice of God. Each entry features an aspect of faith or truth as spoken through Jesus’ perspective. She writes to bring the reader into a closer relationship with our Savior. As a result, each devotional feels like a heavenly embrace. It is a lovely read, filled with encouragement, insight and wisdom.
Devotionals speak to our spirit in very personal ways. I enjoyed reading Jesus Lives, but I very much wanted it to resonate deep within my soul and it did not. I found Sarah Young’s God-centered point of view difficult to embrace. I recognize that others may love this about her book. Like I said it’s personal.
Sarah Young vividly demonstrates her passion for Jesus in this lovely gift book. It is extremely well done and at some time in the future I plan to revisit it. As an interesting coincidence, I received Sarah Young’s first devotional, Jesus Calling as a Christmas present. I’m finding that this volume is just what my spirit it looking for!
To comply with new regulations introduced by the Federal Trade Commission, I must mention that Thomas Nelson has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book.