Monday, December 14, 2009

Book Review: Jesus is for Everybody, by Sophia White

Jesus is for Everybody: Building a Personal Relationship with God, by Sophia White

Paperback: 316 pages
Publisher: iUniverse (January 2, 2009)
ISBN-10: 0595719856


There was a time when going to church and being religious was a foregone conclusion: of course one believes in God! It’s what one does! However, as time marched on, many people moved away from the church and their faith. It became somehow politically incorrect to be publicly faithful. As a result, many people grew up in non-religious households or left the church when they grew older.

In recent years, it seems that people are returning to the church once again. Hard times especially lead people to think about the faith they had abandoned or never had in the first place. However, faith can be a confusing and complex concept to the non-educated. Sophia White seeks to help those who are lost, showing them that, truly, Jesus is for Everybody.

In Ms. White’s book, she discusses faith and the scriptures as they tell us about God, faith, church, the world and wisdom. In each section, she gives an introduction with what she has learned through her studies and her life, then provides passages from scripture to illustrate the concepts further.

While the Bible can be challenging to read and intimidating to approach because of its language and random layout, Ms. White seeks to remedy that by grouping the passages together that tell us about each of the subjects she covers. For the newcomer to these ideas, Jesus is for Everybody is a useful study guide and a valuable introduction to scripture.

While I would have liked to have seen a bit more help in the book for examining, interpreting and applying to every day life each passage she quoted from the Bible, I found Jesus is for Everybody to be an interesting and educational read.

Be sure to read Sophia White's guest blog and interview!

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