“Granddad, “she says,”did God make you?”
“Yes darling,”the old man replies,” God made me a long time ago.”…
“Oh,”the little girl says.
After stroking their respective faces again the little girl says,
Review: The Bad Habits of Jesus: Showing Us the Way to Live Right in a World Gone Wrong
Tyndale House Publishers
Leonard Sweet’s book, “The Bad Habits Of Jesus”, presents to us the offensive and scandalous side of Jesus that’s described in the Bible.
By all accounts Jesus did have bad habits, and Sweet presents them in a way that will have you yearning to have those same bad habits if you want to be a follower of Christ.
“Bad Habits” is an examination of how Jesus had habits that defied cultural expectations. It could be said that Jesus was a “rebel“! Jesus loved to party, he broke the rules, spit, procrastinated, hung out with bad people. The list goes on. Sweet reminds us that Jesus came for the least of us.
Too many times we view Jesus as quiet, timid, gentle, soft spoken. Sweet blows that picture apart and shows another side of Jesus that most of us overlooked. Throughout scripture we find that Jesus truly was a rebel.
At the back of the book is a discussion guide that is perfect if you wanted to use this book as part of a small group study. I highly recommend this book. You can get it HERE.
I am blessed to have received a copy of this book for free from Tyndale Publishers for review purposes. I received no other compensation and the review is my own honest opinion of the book.
Have a blessed day, Jay
Junior high school students in Chicago were studying the Seven Wonders of the World. At the end of the lesson, the students were asked to list what they considered to be the Seven Wonders of the World. Though there was some disagreement, the following received the most votes:
1. Egypt’s Great Pyramids
2. The Taj Mahal in India
3. The Grand Canyon in Arizona
4. The Panama Canal
5. The Empire State Building
6. St. Peter’s Basilica
7. China’s Great Wall
While gathering the votes, the teacher noted that one student, a quiet girl, hadn’t turned in her paper yet. So she asked the girl if she was having trouble with her list. The quiet girl replied, “Yes, a little. I couldn’t quite make up my mind because there were so many.” The teacher said, “Well, tell us what you have, and maybe we can help.”
The girl hesitated, then read, “I think the Seven Wonders of the World are:
1. to touch…
2. to taste…
3. to see…
4. to hear… (She hesitated a little, and then added…)
5. to feel…
6. to laugh…
7. and to love.
The room was so quiet, you could have heard a pin drop.
This is a beautiful story that you really must read. Thanks to Coach Muller for sharing.
This is a true story sent out by Robert Peterson. It serves as a reminder to all of us that we need to take time to enjoy life, living, and each other.
“The price of hating other human beings is loving oneself less.” Life is so complicated. The hustle and bustle of everyday traumas can make us lose focus about what is truly important and what is only a momentary setback or crisis. Today, tomorrow, be sure to give your loved ones an extra hug, and by all means, take a moment….even if it is only ten seconds, to stop and smell the roses.
She was six years old when I first met her on the beach near where I live. I drive to this beach, a distance of three or four miles, whenever the world begins to close in on me. She was building a sand castle or something…
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