The Sermon on the Mount is often read and preached from. People have gleaned direction and correction from it for years. But what if there’s more to it that what we are used to seeing? What if it isn’t some lofty ideal to reach for when we can? What if Jesus expects more out of us?
Skye Jethani delves into this passage in What If Jesus Was Serious? and digs out how we should be looking at. Once we hear something so many times, we have a tendency to gloss over it the next time we hear it. This book strips away that gloss, and gives a different outlook on what Jesus is saying. Using plain language and descriptive illustrations, Jethani shares the passage in small chunks that let you see what is being said, and can help you explain it to others.
I came away with several things that I am going to have to think about, and places I am going to have to check how my life actually compares with what the Bible says.
I received a complimentary copy from the publisher through NetGalley. All opinions are my own.