Book Review: 1,000 Days by Jonathan Falwell

You do not have to look any farther than the tile to figure out the topic of the book.  The book is focused on the three short years of Christ’s public ministry.  During those three years, Christ accomplished a lot and gave practical advice for following Him.  Falwell sought to highlight major events during the ministry of Christ while giving us practical steps to draw closer to Him.  Overall, he succeeded in his mission.

1,000 Days Cover

The book is a fairly easy read and does not discuss deep theology so it would be proper for someone not familiar with terms that other authors may use.  The whole purpose is to show the actions of Christ and how we can take those actions in a modern society.  I like the fact that throughout the book there are many personal examples provided by Falwell.  Rather than creating fictitious examples, he used ones that were personal to him and it helps to make the read more enjoyable.

I also like how the book had discussion questions for each chapter.  There were a handful of things for the reader to consider as they made their way through the journey.  This is a nice feature that publishers seem to be doing that makes the books more attractive as a supplementary study guide is no longer necessary.  The questions were direct and to the point that they required only a few minutes to ponder if that was all the time you had.

One downside to the book is one should not consider it to be as in-depth as an actual study.  There are other writers who will push the reader to a greater relationship with Christ.  Though this book will push the reader, it will not push as much as one dedicated to the reading and study of scripture.  Overall though, it was still a delightful read that helps keep Christ at the forefront of your mind.

I would give this book four out of five stars.  I would recommend it for anyone looking to read something that gave an overview of the last years of Christ’s life.  I received this book from BookSneeze in exchange for an open and honest review.


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