Sunday, January 25, 2015

Book Review: Jesus Prom

Jesus Prom Is About Loving People.

Jesus Prom: Life Gets Fun When You Love People Like God Does by Jon Weece

Overview (from back of book): 

Jesus loves people. Wouldn't it make sense that those who claim to love Jesus would love the same people Jesus loves? 

Nouns need verbs, a requirement that's more than just a grammatical truth; it's a spiritual truth. The noun Christian and the noun church require action verbs to fulfill their purpose. That's why Jesus invites Christians and churches everywhere to perform the greatest action of all: loving people.

Jesus Prom is an extravagant party that celebrates the very people Jesus died to love. You will laugh and cry as you move through the pages of this book, and by the end of it, you'll want to join the dance.

Dawn's Recommendation: 4 of 5 Stars

What I liked: It was a fun and fast read! I like the writer's style, his down-to-earth personality and his short bites of stories and wisdom. I told my husband this was a book he should read. He has a hard time reading long books or even watching movies, but this book has short, interesting segments -- perfect for reading on the go. And, it challenges you to get active with Jesus and for Jesus. The chapters say it all: "love", "see", "talk", "turn", "dance", "give", and "go" are a few.  The author shares great stories of people who live out these action verbs. There are incredible stories like holding a prom for disabled people, cleaning bathrooms at a gas station and also a porn store. It's all about loving people to Christ in unusual ways.

What I didn't like: The author, at times, shares some immature things like pranks that they play on staff members at his church. He's 34 and a senior pastor. I'm glad he is fun-loving and that does come through in the book, but I didn't think a couple things needed sharing. 

Still, though, a great book that might give you ideas on how to love on people and in different ways that might really connect with people and help bring them to Jesus.

Disclaimer: The publisher has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book through BookLook Bloggers in exchange for my honest review.

Have you or anyone you know done anything really different to "love" people to Christ?

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