Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The Jesus Code by O.S. Hawkins

Jesus gets attention not with exclamation marks, but with question marks.
Jesus was always asking questions. Whether with a small group or large crowd, Jesus opened hearts and minds by asking questions that grasped attention and made one think. In The Jesus Code, author O. S. Hawkins poses fifty-two thought-provoking questions found throughout the Bible that believers should be able to answer as they grow in their faith and share their faith with others. Each question features a devotional thought to help readers find answers and promote further reflection.
Sample questions include:
  • What does the Lord require of you?
  • Where can I go from Your Spirit?
  • Who is my neighbor?
  • What is your life? A vapor that appears and vanishes away?
  • Why do you seek the living among the dead?
  • Will a man rob God?
As with The Joshua Code, all royalties will go to Mission:Dignity, whose mission supports retired pastors and their wives (or widows) living near poverty level.
Features & Benefits:
  • Includes 52 thought-provoking questions and answers
  • Handsome burnished leathersoft binding for a rich, classic look
  • This release follows peak of O.S. Hawkins’ book, The Joshua Code with sales of more than 150,000 units
  • All royalties go toward Mission:Dignity, an organization that supports retired pastors and their spouses living near the poverty level
My review:
  Admittedly, this is not a book I would most likely purchase, but I was looking for books to review and it looked interesting, so I requested it.

  Any book that makes you think, especially about things of God and the Bible, is worth checking out, and this one does just that. The book takes several questions from Scripture and looks at them a little more closely. The book is easy to read, is interesting, and although it isn't a devotional, could be used as a 52-day devotional.

 And although it doesn't go anywhere in the book's content, the book has a very attractive cover that beckons you to pick it up and check it out.

 This isn't what I would call a necessary book, but for someone who is looking for something new to read, this would be a great book to check out.

About the author:

For more than 20 years, O. S. Hawkins served pastorates at the First Baptist Church in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and in Dallas, Texas. He is president of GuideStone Financial Resources, which serves 200,000 pastors, church staff, missionaries, doctors, and other workers of various Christian organizations with their retirement needs. He is the author of more than 25 books and preaches regularly at Bible conferences, evangelism conferences, and churches across the nation.

The Jesus Code is available from Thomas Nelson Publishing.

Thanks to BookLook Bloggers for the review copy.