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Name of Book: What if it’s true Author: Charles Martin

Women of Reverence would like to thank Tebogo for her Book Review. See Below.

An ECPA bestseller! See the Bible come to life before your eyes, as New York Times bestselling author Charles Martin uses his storyteller imagination to present the Bible as a novel, to help you engage with your faith in new ways. Years ago, Charles Martin cracked open his Bible and began wrestling with a few fundamental questions. He asked, “What if every single word of Scripture is absolutely true and I can trust it? How do I respond? Something in me should change, but what? How?” This book is the result of that exploration. In What If It’s True? he brings key moments from the life and ministry of Jesus to life through his descriptive, novelistic words. In addition, Martin shares key moments from his own journey as a disciple—and bondservant—of Christ and a mentor to others. The result is an exploration of truth that helps us not just think differently, but live differently. Today.

Published by Thomas Nelson and distributed by Struik Christian Media.

Reviewed by:

Tebogo Segoje

Tell us a bit about yourself: I am an avid reader & gardener and an aspiring interior decorator. I love JESUS and HIS people. I enjoy meeting people and listening to people’s life journeys.

What drew you to read this book: The fact that I have asked myself this very question for a while before I was saved. The church that I grew up in did not point people to JESUS CHRIST and there were times that I used to question the whole system until I met JESUS CHRIST and got saved and this question was answered. This book goes to the heart of who JESUS CHRIST is and HE is different things to all of us at different times in our lives.

What impact did this book have: It has renewed my reverence for JESUS CHRIST. The book picked at different events that are chronicled in the bible, breaks them down in such a way that it is easy to understand them and the role that JESUS played in people’s lives. The best part is that the bible is explained in a way that brings it closer to our lives today, it is not far-fetched events that don’t have meaning in today’s world. The emphasis of what JESUS has done for us so many years ago has humbled me so much when I see how I am benefitting even today, and humankind will continue to benefit until the end of time.

In a paragraph, what is the main point: This book is helping us to claim JESUS CHRIST for ourselves and accept HIS invitation to a life of freedom, love, and peace of mind. It is not claiming that there won’t be trials in our lives, but it is pointing us to the solution that is JESUS CHRIST. We need to listen to HIS voice as HE is speaking to each and everyone of us. The things that are written in this book are in the bible, but they are now explained in a way that they make sense in today’s terms mainly due to the storytelling and the added detail which makes it easy to relate and draw strength and learn from the lessons.

Who would benefit from reading it: People who don’t know JESUS CHRIST personally and are seeking him. People who love JESUS CHRIST and want to know HIM even more intimately. People who like me, sometimes struggle to understand what JESUS CHRIST is saying to them personally in their lives.

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