I have always loved many of the books by Warren Wiersbe and Jesus in the Present Tense is no different. This book focuses on the “I AM” statements of Jesus, thus reminding us that not only was He the Way, the Truth and the Life back then, BUT – He IS also those things now.
Many of us tend to think how awesome it would have been to live back then and see Jesus perform miracles up close and personal. Many of us read passages and marvel at how amazing it would have been to walk with Jesus back then. This book reminds me that HE IS all of that today. I am walking with Him today. Miracles abound…..today.
Today – being the operative word here. Wiersbe encourages us to cling to these statements as we rid ourselves of the fear that we may hold for the future, the regrets of the past and to boldly live right here, right now – in the present. Wiersbe helps us to focus on “who HE is, what HE can do for us and what we can become through Him.”
One of the things I love about this book is that with each I AM statement, Wiersbe gives us many verses to coincide with each statement. In doing so Wiersbe allows us an opportunity to dig deeper into each of these topics, giving us the choice to make it an awesome study or to simply enjoy the book.
The narrator, Maurice England is wonderful at reading the book. It is easy to listen to and if you are not in a position to follow along with the many passages of Scripture, you can always come back or jot them down.
Overall, this book is an excellent reminder of the amazing One who was, and is and is to come.
Some Favorite Quotes from the book:
- We glory in the past, but never grow in the present
- Past history – present reality – future certainity all unite today in Jesus Christ – the Great I am
I’d like to thank Christian Audio for the complimentary copy of this book through their Reviewers’ program. Follow Christian Audio on Twitter here. Check their site each month for a free audio book download. Good stuff there!
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