(Book Review) Jesus in All Four Seasons


Jesus in All Four SeasonsReviewed by: Lisa Beth Folch, Freelance Writer

Contact Information: email: lisabeth1223@gmail.com


Introduction

Title: Jesus in All Four Seasons

Author: Dennis E. Hensley, Ph.D.

Publisher: Bold Vision Books

Publication Date: April 2015

Format: Print

Length: 256 Pages

OVERVIEW

Jesus in All Four Seasons by Dr. Dennis E. Hensley is the sequel to Jesus in the 9 to 5. A brand new genre of book has been created via this series called the “factvella”; part nonfiction, part fiction, but all compelling, inspirational and even practical.

Each section begins with personal and historical stories that offer hope and give viable advice. Gleaning from Doc’s experiences in Vietnam, in his professional career and personal life, the reader is drawn into the power of possibility. Themes like hard work, making the most of any situation, creativity and nurturing our dreams allow the reader the luxury of seeing beyond our circumstances by taking initiative.

ASSESSMENT

Rating (1 to 5)

5 out of 5 stars

Suggested Audience

Ideal for adults of any age and stage

Christian Impact

The fiction element in each section has Jesus as the CEO of a company called Tree of Life Furnishings. Twelve executives mirror the twelve disciples. Bible stories come to life in the 21st century as we read how Jesus interacts with people in and out of His company. We recognize parables, people and events of the Bible and how it may play out in these times … A paralytic is healed, the prodigal son finds his way home, Tabitha is raised from the dead. The stories are all believable with scenarios realistic for today’s world.

Other Notes

The classic book “The Little Engine That Could” is a favorite of Doc Hensley’s, and Jesus in All Four Seasons is a grown-up version with the added adult necessity of innovative how-to’s. Wisdom gleaned from his dad brought personal achievements that have been passed on to the reader. “Don’t look down when you’re walking on water”, “The power of positive productivity” and “Someone has to be first, why not me” are a glimpse of Doc’s practical, no-nonsense road to success.

The combination of realistic tips, like “find mentors” and “read voraciously” along with the concepts of what Jesus would do give the reader a push in the right direction with a spiritual element that adds depth and purpose.

The invention of the “factvella” is a gift for the reader who wants clear steps forward while being drawn into a world where Jesus gives destiny and has plans beyond what we could imagine.

Jesus in All Four Seasons leaves the reader with real-life solutions and hope for the future.

Lisa Beth Folch is a Freelance Writer


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