Sunday, March 13, 2011

Jesus in the Present Tense

Author: Warren W. Wiersbe
Publisher: David C. Cook
January 2011
ISBN: 978-0-7814-0487-7
Genre: Inspirational/Christian living

God doesn’t want us to ignore the past. He wants to use it as a rudder to guide us. Not an anchor to hold us back. Nor does He want us to neglect planning for the future, so long as we say, ‘If it is the Lord’s will’… The better we understand the Lord’s I Am statements, and by faith apply them, the more our strength will equal our days.

If you are living in memories, imaginations, and fears more than in the current moment, then JESUS IN THE PRESENT TENSE is a book that you will want to read. Dr. Wiersbe writes, “My past may discourage me and my future may frighten me, but the life I now live today can be enriching and encouraging because ‘Christ lives in me.’”

In JESUS IN THE PRSENT TENSE, Dr. Wiersbe takes the I Am names to reveal more fully the Lord’s divine nature and His gracious ministry to His people. The more we understand God’s I Am statements, the more we will realize God’s peace and joy. Then we’ll be free to live, serve and know God more richly in the present tense.

Jesus matters forever—and who He is is vitally important. I enjoyed reading –and learning more about who God is in this book as Dr. Wiersbe explored the names of Jesus, from Yahweh-Jire—the Lord who provides, Yahweh-Rophe—the Lord who heals, Yahweh-Nissi—The Lord our banner, and others, some of which I never heard of before. I’ll want to read this book over more fully now that I finished it for review, and study it more extensively. This is a wonderful book. A study guide is included at the end of the book. $14.99. 200 pages.

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