(Book Review) Jesus, A Visual History


Jesus, A Visual HistoryReviewed by: Taylor Puitz of Fort Wayne, Indiana, writing student


Introduction

Title: Jesus, A Visual History: The Dramatic Story of the Messiah in the Holy Land

Author: Donald L. Brake Sr. with Todd Bolen

Publisher: Zondervan

Publication Date: Nov 25, 2014

Format: Paperback Book

Length: 241 Pages

OVERVIEW

Brake takes the reader on a journey through Jesus’ life, providing many details and a look into the world in which Jesus lived. At times the author goes beyond what is usually found in the story of Jesus and fabricates the thoughts of Mary or dialogue among the disciples. These instances give a new viewpoint on those who surrounded Jesus although it is occasionally far-fetched. The story is accompanied by pictures throughout, but at times the pictures must stretch to connect to the writing. Because of its quality, the writing could stand alone without need of the picture. The pictures do, however, add a helpful visual element in most cases.

ASSESSMENT

Rating (1 to 5)

2 out of 5

Suggested Audience

Adults

Christian Impact

Gives new insight into the life of Jesus and the world at the time he lived.

Other Notes:

Presents some Protestant views that may not be consistent with all Christian denomination’s views.


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