Friday, September 2, 2016

When Jesus Was a Green-Eyed Brunette by Max Davis

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Worthy Publishing (November 1, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 161795800X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1617958007

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. As best-selling author Max Davis puts it, "When we are born again, Jesus lives inside each of us. He is very much alive today and still does incredible things -- sometimes supernatural things -- through us!"

Davis's own life was dramatically altered when he first came face-to-face with Jesus living inside a green-eyed brunette. That encounter started a forty-plus-year journey where Jesus became his best friend. 

When we see others as God sees us we will love them as God loves us.  Those hurting and weary from worn-out religion are longing for a fresh touch from the living Jesus. By letting Jesus live through us we become a conduit of His love. Authentic Christianity is not about religion but a relationship with Jesus. 

Davis challenges us to do more than simply receive His 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.

My Thoughts:

As an avid reader and passionate reviewer, it's easy to get overwhelmed by the massive number of books available in today's market.  How do I decide what to read?  What to review?  How?  Sometimes I'm attracted to a book simply from viewing the cover design.  You have to admit, the layout and the title are rather attention-grabbing!  But I've read Max's work before, so I requested an advance copy of his latest book from Worthy Publishing via NetGalley (thank you!).  

It's a book like this one that makes my work so enjoyable.  "When Jesus Was a Green-Eyed Brunette" is a memoir, but it's not.  It's a book of theology, but it's not.  It's a collection of heartwarming stories illustrating the power of Christ that lives in each of us when we come to Him and believe.  Okay, that it is...

But it's so much more.  Max shares about meeting this green-eyed brunette, and how Jesus living in her 
made a huge impact in his life.  He tells about finding faith in Jesus, and about his adventures in living out his faith in real and tangible ways.  What Max doesn't do is preach.  He doesn't lecture.  And he doesn't 'talk above our heads'.

He writes from his heart and his genuine belief that allowing Christ to work through us changes our world in powerful, but sometimes unnoticed ways.  Many of us know the story of Todd Beamer on Flight 94, crashing into the field rather than the White House on September 11, 2001.  But did you hear the story of Norman Williams?  His life was changed on a flight as well...and it is amazing.

Or Bobby Funderburk, a man who cared for his wife as she battled cancer.  Caught in the overwhelming tide of grief, what God did for him will astound you.  It shouldn't, but it will.  Because we often don't take the time to think of the impact Jesus has through us, His children.  Our world has grown so bleak, cynical and jaded I think we forget to look for the pearls of great price that God places all around us.  And that He still uses believers to impact our world for His glory.

Max grabbed me with his clever title, but he held me with his words.  This man is a powerful storyteller, both fiction and true life stories, and you'll appreciate his words as they soak into your parched and thirsty soul.  We're all looking for a move of God...the move we're looking for could be right in front of us, if we could just look for Jesus in a Green-Eyed Brunette...or a brown-eyed book reviewer...

Again, my thanks to my friends at Worthy Publishing for my advance copy.  "When Jesus Was a Green-Eyed Brunette" releases this November, so put it on your list and get your pre-order in now.  This is a book 'For Such a Time'...don't miss it!  And don't forget to...

Mark Your Place,




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