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Monday, December 19, 2016

When Jesus Was a Green-Eyed Brunette by Max Davis {A Review and Giveaway}

It seems like it's been forever, but this Blessed Mamma has been plugging away at the Mamma part of her job a LOT lately.  Life is settling in a bit and I was really ready for this opportunity to fill my spiritual cup when the opportunity came to review When Jesus Was a Green-Eyed Brunette.  That title catches your attention, doesn't it?  Here's the official blurb:

When Jesus Was a Green-Eyed Brunette weaves heartwarming and miraculous stories of Jesus showing up in ordinary people, revealing that He knows us and is fully present in our everyday circumstances, especially in our difficulties. Those hurting and weary from worn-out religion are longing for a fresh touch from the living Jesus. Best-selling author Max Davis challenges us to do more than simply receive God’s grace—we need to allow grace to soften, change, and shape us. As you read this book you will laugh, cry, and come face-to-face with the living Jesus, much like Davis did, when he found Him living in a green-eyed brunette. As Davis puts it, “Jesus is very much alive today and still does incredible things—sometimes supernatural things—through us!”
I wasn't familiar with the author, Max Davis, and in case you aren't either, here's his bio:
 Max Davis is the author of over 20 published books and has been featured in USA Today and Publishers Weekly and has appeared on The Today Show and The 700 Club. He holds degrees in Journalism and Biblical Studies and is a much sought-after speaker for churches and organizations worldwide. He and his wife, Alanna, live on 50 beautiful acres in Greenwell Springs, Louisiana.
His wife Alanna, by the way, is the green-eyed brunette in question, but you'll have to read the book to get more of that story.  In fact, the book is full of stories of people "Loving People Like God Does" as the subtitle suggests.   I think this quote sums up best the purpose of the book and the stories shared in it, "It's about allowing the Jesus inside us to transform us and then use us to touch the people who come into our lives..."  Mr. Davis further says our calling, with Jesus living inside us, is to "step where He steps, stop where He stops, and go where He goes."

OBM says: I took this book with me to read during "downtime" as I ran my brood from place to place, and frequently found myself moved to tears and having to discreetly wipe my eyes :).  More than that, I found myself challenged by some of the stories.  I try to touch the lives of people who come into my life for the better, but I'm no Corrie ten Boom.  And yet I'm reminded that I just need to honor and obey God in all my circumstances.  Go when He says go, stay when He says stay, and always strive to keep my relationship right with Jesus first and foremost.  I'd recommend this book for anyone who needs to be reminded of Jesus's presence in their life or of how He can work through them in the lives of others.

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