Sunday, February 10, 2013

Book Review: Unexpected Love

In most cultures throughout history and some still today, women have been treated as second class citizens.  So how did Jesus feel about women?  In Julie Zine Coleman's book "Unexpected Love", the author dives into just that topic.

This book discusses Jesus' encounters with several women in the Bible.  Each chapter includes not only the Biblical account, but also helps us to understand the culture, the times, and the people to get a clearer picture and answers questions that we may have as well.  In addition, there are "Food for Thought" questions and a topic to encourage journaling on the subject.

I really enjoyed how Jesus did not care about culture, class, or heritage, and showed genuine love and concern for these women.  He did not judge.  He did not ridicule.  He did not dismiss or demean.  Instead He loved and felt compassion.  And this book is a great reminder that Jesus feels that way about His "daughters"today.  We... you and me... are important to Him.

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I was provided a free copy of this book by Thomas Nelson Publishers in exchange for my honest opinion.

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