This week, I’ve been reading ” 24 hours that changed the world” its separate from my Reading Australian authors challenge, this was a Christian book, it is a sort of Lent study, as is my first year as a Christian so for me it was the first time Easter meant more than Chocolate and fluffy bunnies. This book by Adam Hamilton who is a Pastor was good for me because when you read the Bible its short and straight to the point, for example… Matthew 27:48 says..Immediately one of them ran and took a sponge, filled it with sour wine and put it on a reed, and offered it to Him to drink.
So I was asking Why would they give Jesus sour wine? Well Adam goes on to explain, the wine was laced with the herb Myrrh, which is in fact a pain relief and Jesus refused it because he wanted to go home to his Father without deadening the pain he must suffer.. Little things like that are explained in Adam’s book so that for a “Newbie” like me, I can understand it much easier. It also kind of explains why the wise men brought Myrrh to the new Mother Mary when she gave birth to Jesus, some say it was a fore warning of what was to come. this book is quite short only 133 pages, but its full of detail and yet easy to follow.
I also liked the way it was broken down into sections such as “The Garden of Gethsemane” (where Jesus went to pray after the Last Supper) Thursday night across the Kidron Valley, it walks us through the last hours of Jesus life.
The Crucifixion was fully explained, why he was put on the cross in such a position etc ect. i really enjoyed this book and I will be reading it again next Easter. This is the write-up on GoodReads..
No single event in human history has received more attention than the suffering and crucifixion of Jesus of Nazareth. In this Lenten journey, Adam Hamilton guides us through the last twenty-four hours of Jesus’ life. Each chapter is designed to help the reader experience and understand the significance of Jesus’ suffering and death in a way you have never done before. Whether readers are long-time Christians or simply curious about the story of Christ’s crucifixion, they are invited to join the author in retracing the last 24 hours of Jesus’ life. The program that supports this product includes: 1) a DVD that contains session video filmed in the Holy Land and a leader’s guide; and 2) a paperback devotional book. Lent, Lenten, Lenten Resource, Lenten Resources, Lent Study, Lent Studies, Easter, Easter Study, Easter Studies
I am giving this book a 5 out of 5, easy to read and full of great i formation, PLUS Adam asks us to put ourselves in the places of several key players. LOVED iT!