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I have always loved to read and I was able to share that love through my work as a public librarian for 22 1/2 years. I now enjoy reading to my granddaughter and supporting authors through my reviews!

Sunday, August 4, 2019

The Jesus Who Surprises: Opening Our Eyes to His Presence in All of Life and Scripture by Dee Brestin


Join beloved Bible teacher and best-selling author Dee Brestin in discovering the surprising places Jesus shows up in the Old Testament and the unexpected ways He speaks into our lives today.

Offering a fascinating perspective on the historic, poetic, and prophetic books of the Old Testament, Brestin draws on her deep understanding of the full scope of the Bible to explore the timeless story of God's quest to rescue each of us. She combines rich teaching, memorable storytelling, and an in-depth Bible study component to create a resource that shows readers how the story began (the books of Moses), how to live in the story (the poetic books), and how the story will end (the prophets).


The Jesus Who Surprises: Opening Our Eyes to His Presence in All of Life and Scripture by Dee Brestin
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Author and speaker Dee Brestin has written a book to help us 'discover Jesus in the most unexpected places' and she uses both scripture and personal experiences to help us do this. We know that the New Testament is devoted to Jesus but Brestin shows that Jesus can be found in ALL of the Old Testament. The Jesus Who Surprises has 256 pages devoted to learning more about Jesus and there are three parts. Part One: How the Story Began--The Books of Moses; Part Two: How to Live in the Story--The Psalms; Part Three: How the Story Will End--The Prophets.

This book has been written so that it can be used for both personal bible study or as a small group bible study. I especially like that there are questions to spur my thinking and I appreciate that the author has included Facilitator Resources at the end of the book, with both hints and lesson-by-lesson facilitator notes. There is also a Prayer Time at the end of each chapter and this should help to deepen our prayer life. It is, after all, a fact that God wants to hear from His children.

This is a wonderful resource and I heartily recommend The Jesus Who Surprises for all of those who want to draw closer to Jesus and to increase their understanding of God's Word!

I received an Advanced Reader Copy from the publisher Multonomah and I am voluntarily sharing my thoughts in this review.



Dee Brestin is the best-selling author of many books and Bible studies. She hosts a popular weekly Bible study on her website at Dee Brestin Ministries and is actively involved in prison ministries. She is a frequent guest on Moody Radio and Focus on the Family and speaks regularly at women's conferences. She has five grown children and lives in Wisconsin. You can find out more at https://deebrestin.com/ 

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