"God Came Near" Book Review by Jay Writtings LLC

"God Came Near"
This paper is a book review of Max Lucado's "God Came Near."
# 117492 | 981 words | 0 sources | MLA | 2009 | US
Published on Dec 06, 2009 in Literature (American) , Religion and Theology (Christianity)

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This paper describes the intent of Max Lucado's work, "God Came Near", to show the humanity of Jesus Christ, and to stop putting him on a pedestal. This paper also discusses the book's suggestion to learn from the struggles in the lives of Joseph and Mary. The paper then discusses examples of God being preset in our everyday lives, as exemplified in the book.

From the Paper:

"First however, we witness the birth of Christ or rather we don't from the perspective of the inn-keeping family who turned away Mary and Joseph. The family is too busy catering to their paying customers to think of the young couple they have turned away. Further they are unable to even believe that such grace could be in their midst. Even if told of his divine presence they would not be ready to comprehend it. He points out that Jesus was born in a manger and these places were dirty and smelly and damp. He reminds us that Mary was little more than a girl and yet the baby Jesus was entirely dependent upon her. This is very different from the way we normally think of the nativity. Lucado throughout the book encourages us to let go of our tendency to put Jesus on a pedestal. He wants us to see him as a human man. He discusses the fact that Christ may have been an awkward teenager who had crushes, and acne just like any other teenager."

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