Jenna Lucado Bishop – Love Is…

Love Is...

Now that I’ve finished this book, I have mixed thoughts. It was supposed to be read as a six week bible study, but I read it as a more intense read in just two days, so it may be partly my fault, but I do think that there wouldn’t have been enough content to keep me interested for six whole weeks.

I did, however, love the premise of the book. Aimed at teenagers, it’s a redefinition of what we think of the word ‘love’. It’s not the smushy proposals we see in films, or big grand gestures, but in actuality, love is a person: Jesus Christ.

Over the course of the book, we see how Jesus shows examples of love through six different interactions, including Jairus and his ‘dead’ daughter, and the bleeding woman who had such faith that just a touch of his cloak healed her.

It seemed like the content of the book was well researched and claims were backed up with references which I really liked. But I found the tone of the book a bit too casual, it was very conversational as if you were sat in the room with the author, which was a bit off-putting for me – others may like it though!

The other thing that annoyed me a little was the fact that the bible verses being discussed weren’t printed in the book.  None of them were particularly long, but it meant that I had to keep my Bible open at the same time as well. Not so much a problem when I’m reading at home, but if I had been reading this on the bus to work, it would have been frustrating to say the least.

I’d still recommend this book, but I’d say maybe read it over a longer period of time than I did. Maybe not 6 weeks, but over six sessions perhaps.

My Rating: 3/5
Year Published: 2013
Number of Pages: 144
Format: Paperback
Date Read: 26th December 2017 – 27th December 2017
Average Goodreads Rating: 4
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