“Believing in God and having faith can be the greatest gifts in life.” This is the sentence that opens the book. The book, Because He Loved Us by Sharon Williams aims to explain the Gospels and put them into perspective. The planet and all that surrounds it show the incredible handiwork of God. The author gives a general background to Jesus Christ’s life on Earth. Jesus is both human and God. His birth, development, and ministry are carefully traced. The book explains the sequential ministry of Jesus, from his baptism to his first miracle, and how he chooses his disciples. You will discover insights into the life of Jesus as you read this fantastic book.
The author discusses the birth of John the Baptist, the forerunner of Jesus. The prophecy that preceded his birth from the Book of Malachi and the visitation of Zachariah, the high priest of that time, by the angel Gabriel laid the foundations of his birth. Additionally, the author meticulously delves into the birth of Jesus Christ, his conception, and the prophecies that preceded him. The author did a great job of painstakingly writing such an excellent historical and biblical book. I appreciate the author’s effort to place the Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) in sequential chronological order. The author also comments on each of the biblical truths shared. The “seed for thought” paragraph included by the author prescribes the application of biblical truth. I must confess that this is not just a book but a research project. I learned from the book about the geographic, historical, and cultural organization of Jesus time on Earth.
Although the book was not written in chapters and needed to be more carefully organized, the information embedded is top-notch. Some paragraphs in the book are more bold than others. Lastly, some of the fonts used could be easier to read. For example, the font used to write the main heading on page 115.
The book was professionally edited, as only a few errors were noted. Notwithstanding the mistake and not considering the other irregularities in the book, I will rate the book five out of five stars for how deeply it was written. I recommend this book to everyone interested in understanding the foundations of the Christian faith. The book is also suitable for Christian teachers and clergy.