What If Jesus Was Serious? (Book Review)


This book is worth the doodles. I thoroughly enjoy listening to Skye Jethani on the Holy Post Podcast https://www.holypost.com/ . His insight and wit are enjoyable and give me much to think about.  This book is deceptively simple. It is set up more like a daily devotional than an in depth read on the Sermon on the Mount.  This format ends up lending itself to being open to a larger audience and makes the book attractive and the thoughts easier to connect with. 

Skye Jethani takes the reader through the Sermon on the Mount visually and with brevity, but still with depth and heart probing questions and thoughts.  Jethani wants us to see how countercultural Jesus’ Words really are. This books challenges the reader to look at their own theology and see where it is more compromise and less revolution.

For me the doodles added a dimension that gave me more to think about as I read through the book. I wanted to share each time I came to a new one. If a picture is worth a thousand words then these doodles made up for the brevity of the chapters. This simple little book is chock full of deeper thoughts that challenge our status quo religion, and ask us to consider what Jesus was really saying throughout the Sermon of the Mount.

This is definitely a book I will share with a wider range of people due to its easy interaction, and thought-provoking doodles. I would recommend this to older teens and up who want to spend some time looking at various angles of the Sermon on the Mount. Jethani reminds and challenges the reader that Jesus was serious and we need to apply His wisdom to our days.  


** I was given a copy to review for Moody Publishers.



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