A neat little book to set on your nightstand, coffee table, or reference shelf 444 Surprising Quotes About Jesus is alive with interesting and devotional material. Divided into nine sections, the quotes look at many facets of our Lord. Between Phillips Brooks “Jesus Christ, the condescension of divinity, and the exaltation of humanity.” (9) to A. W. Tozer’s “Promoting self under the guise of promoting Christ is currently so common as to excite little notice.” (177) you’ll bathe your mind in 208 pages of confronting excerpts. To make this book easier to use, the compiler has closed with a Guide to Themes, an Index of Sources, and a bibliography.
Just to whet your interest, here are a few more quotes. Mother Teresa, “Many people mistake our work for our vocation. Our vocation is the love of Jesus.” (56) Antony of Padua, “Christ is the dazzling bright sun who covered himself with a cloud in order to be seen.” (125) St. Augustine, “Christ is the best husband.” (128) Harvey Cox,“There has never been a better raconteur than Jesus of Nazareth.” (137) Joni Eareckson Tada, “No other religion or philosophy promises glorified bodies, hearts and minds. Only in the Gospel of Jesus Christ do hurting people find such incredible hope.” (165) There are a myriad sources, including: George MacDonald, Eleanor Roosevelt, Luis Palau, Ulrich Zwingli, Calvin Miller, Christina Rossetti, and Paul Bunyon.
The compiler, Dr. Isabella Bunn, is an interesting person – international lawyer, theologian, Christian social ethics specialist, a college associate director. Bunn’s vast library has provided many of the citations in 444 Surprising Quotes About Jesus. – Donna Eggett, Christian Book Previews.com
For more than two thousand years, Jesus of Nazareth has captivated minds and hearts and souls. Drawn from the prayers of saints, the wisdom of philosophers, the imagination of artists, and the insights of statesmen, these quotations enrich our understanding of the Son of God.
The thought-provoking themes in 444 Surprising Quotes About Jesus include:
"Let's quit fiddling with religion and do something to bring the
world to Christ."
--Billy Sunday (1862-1935), American evangelist