If I had to describe this book in two words they would be "Life Changing." I wanted to review this book, because i've had this desire to get to know more about what life was like during the time of Jesus. What were the traditions like. Why Jesus said and did things in the way that He did. What I didn't realize was that having a better understanding from the way the authors so passionately put this book together, was going to forever change some of my ways of thinking.
"Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus" was written by Ann Spangler and Lois Tverberg. I have truly enjoyed this book, because with each chapter, i've learned something that I didn't already know and I really feel enlightened and have a desire to learn more. This is one of those books I just didn't want to ever end. This book reminded me that God isn't far away, but He's intimately close and is concerned about me. It's made me want to study scripture, and put more focus on the Old Testament and helped me to realize that the Old Testament is what Jesus had to live by when He arrived on this earthly scene. It sheds new light on praying, reminding me to be thankful and prayerful to God our Father, when things are going well and not so well. It also shows how Jesus prayed, and therefore how we should pray as we follow in His footsteps.
I've enjoyed sharing some new things with several of my family members and hearing the delight in their voices concerning this very book. It will be hard for me to pass it along, but I know that they would like to read it for themselves, and it's something I know will be useful in their spiritual journey in getting to better understand God's word and the Jewish traditions during the lifetime of Jesus. This book is to me what "The Purpose Driven Life" was to so many. I wish I had a copy to pass along to every Christian that I meet, because this truly is a tool, a step, to get you further along in your Christian walk. I would pass along copies to pastors as well as lay members because it is my honest opinion that Christians on every "level" can benefit from this book.
I would like to point out a couple of little parts that were hard for me to accept, and those were the times where one was encouraged to express the anger he felt towards God and also another time where one of the authors described a time where she was angry with God. Though in the end they both ended up looking back at themselves after realizing the love God has for us.
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*Disclosure: I did request a copy of the book in order to provide a review. The review is in my own words and I was not further compensated. The links that are included are affiliate links.