Messy Readings: The Jesus Story Paperback
25 Daily Bible Readings about Jesus
by Jane Leadbetter; Lucy Moore; Martyn Payne;
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Messy Readings: The Jesus Story
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In Messy Readings: The Jesus Story, the creators of Messy Church bring you 25 short Bible readings all in one handy pocket-sized book - the ideal give-away for your Messy Church friends and contacts.
Focused on the life and person of Jesus, this colouful little book is the ideal mini-Bible-to-keep for all those contacts you’ve made - or want to make, through your own Messy Church activities. A handy and economically priced pocket book, The Jesus Story gives newcomers to the gospel 25 essential stories and teachings direct from the Gospels.
Because you want your outreach to go beyond your church based and Sunday activities, Lucy Moore and Jane Leadbetter have joined with Martyn Payne to give you a one-stop collection of all the key events and significant words of Jesus.
In 25 short devotionals that your Messy contacts - parents and childrens, can spread over a month’s reading or enjoy all in one sitting, The Jesus Story gives adults and teenagers the time and space to properly appreciate the life and message of the Jesus of the Gospels.
This is a handy, easily readable little book that fits in the pocket and travels everywhere to offer instant inspiration and refreshment through 25 bite-sized readings. The key gospel message is given simply and clearly to read and think about whenever and wherever there’s even the briefest time to read and think.
The 25 short readings can be spread through a month or read all in one sitting to give the broad sweep of the Gospel narrative. They can be read in private, together as a family or as a discussion starter for a small group.
Messy Readings: Stories of Jesus is bright, welcoming and economical. Ideal for outreach and evangelism. It can be read at home, on the bus, on the train, in the cafe, playground or even church. You can encourage friends to read it, scribble on it, make notes and bring it back for questions and discussions; an ideal first step toward an enjoyable Bible reading experience.
Messy Readings: The Jesus Story by Jane Leadbetter; Lucy Moore; Martyn Payne was published by MESSY CHURCH in September 2014 and is our 3133rd best seller. The ISBN for Messy Readings: The Jesus Story is 9781841015835.
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The Jesus StoryChristine Leach, via The Good Book Stall
Lucy Moore writes in an engaging and winsome style in this short booklet designed to be read by enquirers wanting to know more about Jesus, his life, words, works and challenges. The fact that it is short makes it seem an achievable goal in an age when many people do not read much.
In the introduction she gives some useful tips for those new to reading the Bible—for example don’t start at the beginning and try to read straight through to the end as with a usual book. She goes on to include some brief background on how the Bible came to be written and put together, why there can be differences between the four gospel writers’ version of events and some scene-setting helping readers to get into the mindset of those living in Palestine around 2000 years ago.
Each reading begins with a short passage of Scripture (sometimes abridged as denoted by ... ) from the Contemporary English Version (CEV). The full reference is always given so the extra keen could look the passage up for themselves. There then follows a comment, sometimes moving the story forward, sometimes explaining something that may be unclear or confusing. As the readings progress readers are gently invited to consider for themselves their response to what they are reading. At the end of the book Lucy gives some options for those who would like to take the next step on their journey of exploration or discipleship, and suggests people and places who will be able to help with this.
The cover design and interior artwork clearly denote that this comes from the Messy Church stable but I was wrong in thinking it has been written for children. It could be for older children or teenagers and the back cover suggests it could be read by families, but it is really aimed at adults who are exploring the Jesus story and I think it is going to prove to be a very accessible and useful tool for those involved in all-age evangelism to give to people wanting to discover more .
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Messy Readings about Jesus offers a simple way for Messy Church leaders to encourage families to find out more about Jesus and to start reading the Bible.
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Details for Messy Readings: The Jesus Story
|Author / Artist||Jane Leadbetter; Lucy Moore; Martyn Payne|
|Publisher||MESSY CHURCH (September 2014)|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Page last updated||13th October 2014|