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Sunday, July 26, 2015

The Friends of Jesus by Karen Kingsbury - Book Review

About The Book:

America’s favorite inspirational novelist and #1 New York Times bestselling author offers a richly told tale about six of Jesus’ closest friends and companions, bringing biblical truths to life in this captivating continuation of her Life-Changing Bible Study series.

In our everyday lives, friends are the people whom we spend the most time with, go through struggles with at times, and who know us best. Each of Jesus’ friends—Peter, John, Matthew, Judas, Mary Magdalene, and Lazarus—traveled with Jesus and were part of His daily ministry, and each has a compelling story to tell. There were some who would question or doubt Him…and one would even betray Him. Kingsbury brings these fascinating personalities to life in ways that will not only help bring you closer to the truths found in Scripture, but also to Christ.

By combining valuable, instructive Bible study with compelling, insightful character sketches of Jesus’ companions, Kingsbury provides you with a deeper understanding of the scriptural teachings featuring these fascinating people. Emotionally powerful, thought-provoking, and soulful, The Friends of Jesus will help you to appreciate the Bible and understand how it applies to your relationships with the most important people in your life.

My Thoughts:

Karen Kingsbury is one of my favorite Christian authors and I'm so pleased to be able to recommend her latest book series, the "Life Changing Bible Study Series," and the 2nd book in that series is "The Friends of Jesus."  Karen gives an indepth look at six of Jesus' most important and influential friends and how their lives might have been and how their relationship with the Son of God might have been like.

Karen presents these fictional but inspirational accounts in everyday language that is easily readable, allowing the reader to delve deeper into the people who surrounded Jesus. Karen also includes a bible study guide on her website - www.karenkingsbury.com - that follows along with the book.

I really enjoyed this book, as well as the first book in the series - "The Family of Jesus."  Both books would be perfect for small group bible studies as well as individual study.  I highly recommend them both!

About The Author:

#1 New York Times bestselling novelist Karen Kingsbury is America’s favorite inspirational storyteller, with more than twenty-five million copies of her award-winning books in print. Her last dozen titles have topped bestseller charts and many of her novels are under development with Hallmark Films and as major motion pictures. She lives in Tennessee with her husband Don and their five sons, three of whom are adopted from Haiti. Their actress daughter Kelsey lives nearby and is married to Christian recording artist Kyle Kupecky.

I purchased this book for my personal collection. I was not compensated for my opinion.

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