Have you ever wondered between the words, places and events of scripture? Perhaps asking yourself why did the disciples respond this way? What could it have been like for John the Baptist in prison? Behold the King of Glory by Russ Ramsey is a narrative on the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Beginning with the healing of the nobleman’s son and ending with the hope of the King of Glory who is making all things new in Revelation, the author gives us a detailed account of the conversations, ministry and miracles of Christ including those after His resurrection.
Mr. Ramsey shares the historical and cultural context with a descriptive language that adds a freshness to Christ’s story. For those who have grown up in church or have read their Bible we know the outcome of each miracle. Yet I was still captivated by every account the author penned. He places scripture references throughout so that the reader may know where to find the story in the Bible. It contains 40 chapters with the thought of it being used as a devotional for the season of Lent. The author writes:
Jesus didn’t go through all that suffering just for his own victory over the grave. He did this for the rescue of those who would believe in him as well. Through the messy lives of those who could love him and fail him in the same breath, he would bring rivers of the grace of God to a thirsty world, and their stories would be eternally, inextricably joined to his, world without end.
This book is a great tool to give an unbeliever who is seeking to know more about Christ. It would also be a thoughtful gift for someone who never tires of reading the story of Christ. You can download a free study guide for the book here.
I received this book from Crossway Publishers in exchange for a honest review.