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Book Review: He Gets Us Author: Max Lucado

Jesus understands our lives because he was human too. He faced the same hardships and personal struggles that we encounter on a daily basis. He felt our deepest sadness and experienced our darkest solitude. Above all, Jesus gets us.

In Jesus' time, communities were deeply divided by bitter differences in religious beliefs, political positions, income inequality, legal status, and ethnic differences. But where was Jesus in all of this? Did he align with the religious elites? Or did he start an uprising to overthrow them? Neither of the above.

Instead, he went from town to town, offering hope, new life, and modeling a different way to live and to change the world. Instead of pursuing power, money, or religious authority, he shared a loving and sacrificially generous way of living--he championed a better way. But how can we understand the Jesus of the Bible today?

Inside the pages of He Gets Us, you'll find 14 of the most frequently asked questions about Jesus, including:

  • Was Jesus ever stressed?

  • Was Jesus ever lonely?

  • Did Jesus ever mourn?

  • Did Jesus have fun?

  • How did Jesus deal with injustice?

  • Was Jesus fed up with politics?

Each chapter includes an FAQ, detailed responses from contributors of He Gets Us and selected writings from New York Times bestselling author Max Lucado, a QR code that takes you to a profound video that you can watch and share with others, and timeless Scripture verses.

Whether you're exploring faith for the first time, seeking answers to life’s difficult questions, or looking for a deeper relationship with Jesus, He Gets Us will be your guide every step of the way.

Reviewed by:

Louise Struwig

Tell us a bit about yourself:

I'm a wife and mother to grown-up children and a freelance non-fiction ghostwriter. I am passionate about words and read widely. I love drinking coffee, chatting with friends and family, and sharing Jesus. I love to read and study God's word - there's always something new and fresh to discover. Knitting and crochet keep me busy, and I'm a traveler, mostly from my armchair, but my passport is always ready.

Name of Book:

He Gets Us


Max Lucado

What drew you to read this book?:

The bright yellow cover can't be missed. The movement 'He Gets Us' caught my eye on social media, so I was curious to see what it was all about. The book contains selections of writings from Max Lucado, and he has a fascinating way of telling stories.

What impact did this book have on your life?:

It reminded me that Jesus, although completely God, also came in human form and understands what we go through and struggle with.

In a paragraph, what is the main point of this book?:

The book is compiled to reintroduce us to Jesus, showing His compassion, mercy, and kindness. Each chapter has a theme and contains writings from 'He Gets Us' and Max Lucado. Scripture references are listed at the end of the chapter. The themes are diverse and center around how Jesus would handle stress, teen moms, having fun, poverty, etc.

Who would benefit from reading this book?:

Those who don't know Jesus will meet Him as He extends His love to mankind. Those who do know Him will be reminded of His compassion.

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