Thursday, December 15, 2016

Book Review: When Jesus Was a Green-Eyed Brunette




When Jesus Was a Green-Eyed Brunette is a book written by Max Davis, the author of over 20 published books, who has been featured in USA Today and Publishers Weekly and has appeared on The Today Show and The 700 Club. He holds degrees in Journalism and Biblical Studies and is a much sought-after speaker for churches and organizations worldwide. When Jesus Was a Green-Eyed Brunette is about loving people like God does and is a collection of heartwarming and incredible stories of Jesus showing up in ordinary people. Be prepared to laugh, cry, and come face-to-face with the living Jesus much like the author did. 

My favorite story was  "A Green-Eyed Brunette" of course. I loved reading the powerfully inspirational story about how the author went from being "one of the guys" to a fervent Christ follower as a teenager. God used a green-eyed, brunette teenage girl to speak to Max Davis and he was transformed into a new man. The journey wasn't always an easy one but it was definitely worth it. I also liked "A Dangerous Book", which is the story of a man named Hien Pham who was captured and imprisoned in the 1970s when South Vietnam fell to the Viet Cong. His crime was that he was living out his faith in the God of the Bible and working with American Christian organizations that promoted the gospel. His Bible confiscated but he continued to pray for strength to endure the living hell that was his reality. The days turned to weeks and the weeks turned to months until finally a year had passed after which Hien finally broke and gave up "all hope" that God was hearing his prayers or that God even existed. It wasn't until Hien was made to clean the latrines, the lowest form of indignity for the prisoners, that he began to have faith again. He had noticed bits of paper with English words written on them in the trash bin that were being used as toilet paper. Upon further investigation, he realized that these were pages from a Bible and he soon realized that God hadn't left him at all. He began to use these pages as his daily devotions. Hien held on and was eventually released and is now a successful businessman and Christian leader in California. 

I'm not a Christian, I'm actually someone who struggles quite a bit with faith, but after reading When Jesus Was a Green-Eyed Brunette I have to say that I'm feeling a bit inspired. I'm inspired to start trying to see the good in the most difficult situations. I'm going to try to find Jesus in ordinary people in everyday circumstances so that hopefully one day I'll do more than simply receive God's grace but I'll allow it to soften, change, and shape me into a new woman. 

You can purchase your copy of When Jesus Was a Green-Eyed Brunette here:  http://worthypublishing.com/books/When-Jesus-Was-a-Green-Eyed-Brunette/.

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