Review: The Questions of Jesus by John Avery

Rating: 5/5 stars – must read!

The Questions of Jesus by John Avery is filled with several small, devotional-like lessons that take a close look at both the questions Jesus asked people and the questions people asked him. The short sections and Avery’s easy-to-read style make each lesson a breeze to get through and simple to understand.

Going through the questions found in the gospels in this way is a unique idea that intrigued me. Avery’s teachings are direct as he delves into the bigger spiritual issues and lessons behind the questions being asked in each section. He uses personal anecdotes and appeals to the reader’s own experiences, making each lesson constantly engaging.Many times, I realized that I had never thought about a passage in the way that Avery explained it. He takes stories from the gospels that people frequently skip over because they know them so well and looks at them from a different angle. Even while just doing a straight read-through, I found a lot of value in what Avery had to say, as just about every lesson was centered around a different topic, including things like believing God’s promises, watching for the opportunities God puts in your life, and living full of the Holy Spirit.

In addition to the valuable material within the book, The Questions of Jesus is refreshingly well put together. The formatting and editing are spotless, and Avery’s points are always clear. The links at the beginning of the ebook directing to each section are a nice touch as well.

This book is a wonderful addition to any Christian’s library. It teaches you to dive deeper into the gospels, especially the stories that you already know well. It also details many important truths that Jesus revealed during his ministry. I look forward to reading this book again at a slower pace, digesting one lesson each day. Overall, it’s a very well-written book.

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