When Jesus was a Green-eyed Brunette: Review and Giveaway

“When Jesus Was a Green-Eyed Brunette” by Max Davis shows us Jesus through the eyes of His people and situations. Max Davis opens up his life and reveals to us his walk with God. He also uses the stories of people he has met, stories of everyday people as well as the Bible to show us the real Jesus who is able to transform lives in the midst of any situation. Max Davis doesn’t sugar-coat who God is and he doesn’t make the Christian life to be an easy walk but one in which the rewards of knowing and following Jesus to be worth the effort and any sacrifices. The journey of the author’s Christian walk began with meeting a green-eyed brunette. In this book we are challenged to meet Jesus. Whether you already have a relationship with God or not, you may find you discover a little more about who He really is and perhaps even meet Him along the way and see Him in a different light.

The one thing I learned through my own walk with God is that some Christians fall easily to the way and belief of being doers first. We are told we must do this or do that to be in God’s will. I have been to many churches who have unwritten “checklists” to follow rather than following Jesus Himself. They expect their members to mentally check off that they pray every day, that they read their Bible and do devotions, memorize verses, go out on visitations, be on this committee or team, and other similar things. They are often inflexible in this. They are praised and told how Christian they are when they can check these things off their lists. These aren’t bad things but if do them for the wrong reasons and motivation they often lead to people becoming burned out spiritually and physically and often people end up in disillusionment about God and the church. When someone fails in one or more of their “checklist” items, they are often labeled as falling short of God’s will and often end up questioning their relationship with God. By being doers first and sometimes only that, people often miss hearing God and His direction for their lives. I have been to a few of these churches where they had a certain way to do things and a way they understood God’s Word. I admit to being in the situation where I did what I thought I was supposed to do because of the expectations of the church. I got burned out and I expect my family did too. I was disappointed and hurt. We had issues that came about that caused us to stay away from churches. So I can understand when Max Davis talked about churches that were filled with bonsais rather than redwood trees. I can relate when Max Davis points out that God’s plan is first for us to “be”. Many of today’s churches are so focused on good works, their programs, and how big their congregations are rather than the transformation and growth of its people and real meaningful relationships. Yes God wants us to do good works but first I believe He wants us to have a deep relationship with Him and allow His grace to transform us. He also has His plan for us that often is not what we or others expect it to be. This is why Max Davis’s book was so meaningful to me. His book may not speak to you like it did to me but in other ways. In the same way that God speaks to us individually from where we are, so I believe that may be the case with the book “When Jesus was a Green-eyed Brunette.”

About the Book:
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!”
List price: $15.99
208 pgs.

About the Author:
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.

You can go to http://worthypublishing.com/books/When-Jesus-Was-a-Green-Eyed-Brunette/ to see how to get your own copy and learn more.

If you want to win a copy of this book for yourself, please leave a comment on this post. One person will be selected to win a copy of their own. This giveaway is for people living in continental U.S only. The winner will be selected on December 26.

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5 Responses to “When Jesus was a Green-eyed Brunette: Review and Giveaway”

  1. Elizabeth Brooks Says:

    This sounds like a wonderful book, thank for sharing!!

  2. Zekesmom10 Says:

    Sounds like a great perspective.

  3. David s Says:

    This looks like a different interesting read that I would enjoy.

  4. MICHELE BOYD Says:

    Very interested in reading this book, what a title!

  5. MICHELE BOYD Says:

    Interested in reading this book!

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