The Day I Met Jesus: The Revealing Diaries of Five Women from the Gospels

The Day I Met Jesus: The Revealing Diaries of Five Women from the Gospels

by Frank Viola, Mary DeMuth

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The Day I Met Jesus: The Revealing Diaries of Five Women from the Gospels by Frank Viola, Mary DeMuth

Two thousand years ago, Jesus Christ met face-to-face with people just like you. Broken, imperfect, sometimes fearful and without hope. The Day I Met Jesus is a beautifully crafted narrative that chronicles the remarkable encounters of five women in the Gospels who were desperate to find wholeness, security, and purpose. Like all of us, these women struggled with the regrets of their pasts, the stresses of their presents, and the worries of their tomorrows.

Join Frank Viola and Mary DeMuth on a fascinating journey back in time as they retell the dramatic accounts of five women who met Jesus. Each narrative is told from each woman's unique perspective, yet tightly grounded in the Gospel accounts and faithful to first-century history. Elegantly written and profoundly stirring, this book blends creative narrative with uncommon insight, spiritual depth, and practical application.

If you are someone who seeks a renewal of hope, faith, and love, The Day I Met Jesus will make your Bible come to life and usher you into a fresh encounter with your Lord.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801016851
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/03/2015
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 549,441
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Frank Viola has helped thousands of people around the world to deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ and enter into a more vibrant and authentic experience of church. His mission is to help serious followers of Jesus know their Lord more deeply so they can experience real transformation and make a lasting impact. Viola has written many books on these themes, including God's Favorite Place on Earth, From Eternity to Here, and Jesus Manifesto (with Leonard Sweet). His blog, frankviola.org, is rated as one of the most popular in Christian circles today.


Mary DeMuth is a former church planter in France and the author of more than sixteen nonfiction and fiction books. A sought-after speaker and longtime blogger, she has overcome (through Jesus's healing) a difficult childhood full of neglect, abuse, and familial dysfunction to become a living example of what it means to live uncaged. She lives in Texas with her family.

Table of Contents

Why We Wrote This Book 13

Preface Frank Viola

Preface Mary DeMutb

Introducing Five Amazing Encounters 17

1 Diary of a Woman Caught in Adultery 21

2 Diary of a Prostitute Who Loved Much 49

3 Diary of a Desperate Samaritan Woman 79

4 Diary of a Woman with a Flow of Blood 115

5 Diary of the Woman Whom Jesus Loved 143

6 One More Thing 181

Talking It Over 187

The Veronica Project 193

Notes 195

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Theophilusfamily More than 1 year ago
"No man has ever spoken words like this man. His words feed life; they behold hope; they gush truth." ~  Thus speaks the Samaritan Woman whom tradition names Photine.  Sometimes when I read the Gospel narratives, they seem distant and strange. It's hard to still my soul and hear His words in all their power.  The woman at the well, the woman with the issue of blood, the woman caught in adultery, and Mary of Bethany- they heard Him.  They sought Him, they were found by Him, and on the day they met Jesus, their world changed.  Mary DeMuth and Frank Viola have given each woman- known by a few brief and timeless lines in Scripture- a fuller story.  One that gives them back their humanity, providing them with hopes and fears and a past and a future.  Otherwise, they're just black and white text to us. The goal of this book is to help you "see" these women as they meet Him, and then to encounter Him for yourself.  And along the way, they crafted a keeper of a Bible study- the kind that compels good reading. The way Mary uses words is beautiful... listen to the thoughts of one woman set free by God. "I ran to the outskirts of Nain under a full moon and twirled under it's shadow a free woman, so blessedly alive it nearly scared me to death." Don't you love that visual?  Don't you want to meet the joyous, good, gentle, mighty God who provokes such life in His people?  Jesus is the one who "tells us our stories straight, and with that, changes the endings forever." Thanks to Him, we can live "stolen lives, given to us by the Author of life."  I have been blessed by Baker Publishing with a review copy in exchange for an honest opinion. 
michelemorin More than 1 year ago
We’ve heard the stories so many times that their plots no longer phase us. Five husbands? Sure. Jewish women publicly washing the Messiah’s feet in costly oil? Why not? A show-down in the temple between Grace and Law? Yeah, it’s fun when Jesus outsmarts the Pharisees. A desperately ill woman healed in a crowd with just a touch? Well, um . . . this is the Bible isn’t it? The Day I Met Jesus opens the imaginary diaries of five New Testament women, allowing us to relive their stories in real time with the benefit of Mary Demuth’s imaginative back story added to set the scene and provide depth. (If you have ever enjoyed reading Ellen Gunderson Traylor, you will find these stories to be delightful.) The actual scripture text follows the story and is then skillfully unpacked by Frank Viola. He alludes to Old Testament background passages, biblical themes found in the story, and helps his readers to place the event in the great arc of redemptive history. Questions have been provided for each chapter to facilitate individual study or group discussion. I found that my empathy for the five New Testament women was enhanced by reading the historical and cultural context behind their story. In addition, Demuth’s sanctified imagination provided very probable and believable circumstances leading them up to the day they met Jesus: 1. The woman caught in adultery was an abused wife who became a Christ-follower and a witness to the crucifixion, longing to shout, “He who is without sin, crucify this man!” 2. The prostitute who crashed Simon the Pharisee’s party and anointed Jesus’ feet with oil is portrayed as a victim of rape and, therefore, a teenage runaway. She learns of a Man who loves outcasts, and following Him, her hungry heart found hope and forgiveness in His gentle teaching on a hillside. Finally free of her shame, she wanted nothing more than to give Jesus her greatest gift. 3. The early church named the Samaritan woman Photine [Foteenie] which means “enlightened one.” As a result of her divine appointment at the well, this desperate woman who, after six failed relationships, had used up all her chances in life, finally encountered her true Husband — and a Samaritan community met their Messiah. 4. Tradition has christened the woman with a flow of blood Veronica, and, looking over her shoulder as she writes a final letter to her granddaughter, the reader is invited to relive the years of her shame and anguish. Ceremonially unclean and suffering from infertility in a culture where either affliction was devastating, Veronica’s desperation created in her an inspiring (and enviable) depth of faith and determination. 5. Most well-known of the five, but perhaps least understood, is Mary of Bethany who reminds us that even those closest to Jesus are not exempt from disappointment and testing of faith. Whenever she appears in scripture, Mary honors Christ in a way that demonstrates his true worth. In The Day I Met Jesus, the reader’s eyes are opened to a way of reading the Bible that most of us miss. Spare narratives, nameless characters, and minimal backstory, if taken at face value as mere words on a page, will become “just another story.” With these five memoirs to prime the pump, I’m encouraged to dig deeper into the cultural context, the unspoken motivations, and the presuppositions that drive the characters’ words and actions. Naturally, the point of these five revealing diaries is not merely to record history, but rather to encourage the reader to consider his or her own meeting with Jesus. Is it a warm memory of an event that has little significance in the present? Was it the first meeting in a series of daily encounters that continue to shape your life? Is it yet to occur? Jesus welcomes the powerless, the marginalized, the outcast; the educated, the influential, and the elite. He will welcome you. This book was provided by Baker Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group, in exchange for my unbiased review.
JViola79 More than 1 year ago
Each of our lives tell a story. Our stories will live on long after we leave this earth. The Day I Met Jesus: The Revealing Diaries of Five Women from the Gospels by Mary DeMuth and Frank Viola, recounts the dramatic encounters Jesus had with five different women. Five women – broken, imperfect, unwanted – whose lives changed forever the instant they met Jesus. Their stories are written poignantly and intimately in a diary sort of fashion. Mary paints a portrait of each of these women with such detail so as to transport the reader back to the very day of the meeting. She brings clarity and emotion to each story as she recounts what each woman experienced leading up to their encounter…. The Diary of a Woman Caught in Adultery. The woman set up, trapped with no way out. And we discover , “Grace ushers in forgiveness, but it also empowers us to walk in a new way.” The Diary of a Prostitute Who Loved Much. She loved men, faking interest, in the hopes one would truly love her back. And we discover, “God had a bigger plan, that He could trump what others had done and renew it somehow.” The Diary of a Desperate Samaritan Woman. She was beautiful but unable to bear children. Barren. Rejected and set free yet freedom would mean being homeless, empty and alone. And we discover, we are each sought out by our God. We are loved. We are noticed. He brings hope. The Diary of a Woman with a Flow of Blood. An infirmity which could not be helped. Constant, nagging bleeding which caused pain and isolation. This woman was desperate beyond all measure. Can we even begin to comprehend living without being embraced. No affection. Ostracized. And we discover, our Lord will let us come and touch Him even when we are yet unclean. God’s Kingdom breaks past our muddled situations and brings restoration. The Diary of the Woman Whom Jesus Loved. Mary, the sister of Lazarus. The woman who sat at the feet of Jesus taking in His words. And Jesus welcomed her, urging her to stay and listen. And we discover, being a servant is not about what we do. It is about our hearts being open and listening to Jesus, remaining teachable and close to Him. For it is then we find ourselves filled with hope in a troubled world. Mary weaves each story rich with emotions and images. In reading these stories, we find our own stories in the midst of these women. As the narration goes on, the words of Jesus speak deeply into our hearts, touching places still needing freedom and healing. Mary DeMuth presents biblical narrative which paint vivid pictures of the real encounters with God in the flesh on the very soil of our earth. Frank Viola further delves into each story by providing rich historical and theological background making the tale relevant to today. He applies life changing truths which will impact every reader, both women and men. This truly is not a book solely for women. I am so grateful to have read this book for as I discovered I am no different than any of these five women … For life has never been the same since The Day I Met Jesus.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is amazing. Mary DeMuth's writing is real, raw, authentic, organic...you experience these women's stories like never before. Mary's writing is extraordinary, you feel like you're the woman in the story. And then Frank Viola helps you to dig even deeper into the story. Very thought-provoking and inspiring. You will never think of the stories the same way again. This book is a blessing. Buy one for yourself, one for your best friend, one for your mother. This book is a gift to be cherished and shared.
KarenEJordan More than 1 year ago
Can you imagine meeting Jesus face-to-face? Have you ever wondered what it would be like to step back into biblical history and experience a real “come to Jesus” moment? In their new book, The Day I Met Jesus, Mary DeMuth and Frank Viloa set the stage for us to observe the stories of five women in the Bible who experienced personal and powerful encounters with Jesus. Each chapter offers a descriptive narrative and helpful, biblical insights, encouraging readers to seek a personal encounter with Jesus and to apply the spiritual truths revealed in this book to their own lives. Powerful book!
JoyDeKok01 More than 1 year ago
I wanted to read The Day I Met Jesus. First of all because I love Mary DeMuth’s writing. But the title drew me like few others. And the description. And I was curious about the creative way the authors combined fiction and non-fiction.  From the first page to the last I walked with Jesus as He ministered to them (The Adultress. The Prostitute. The Samaritan. The Bleeder. And Mary of Bethany.) He did the same to me. I loved the combination of the diaries and the Bible studies plus history lessons.  This book came to me at a time of great sorrow. Like the women in the stories, I was suffering a terrible loss and grieving a sin I just can’t seem to shake – not on my own anyway. I left with my heart encouraged, my mind renewed, and my spiritual life refreshed.  You may be looking for more details about the book and less of me, but I refuse to give away all the goodness God has for you in this book.  In a way, this isn’t as much a review as it is a testimony of what God has done to my heart because of it and what He is waiting to do in yours.  If like me, you come to this book and with your heart is a little on the shaken side, you’ll find strength in His love for you. If you come lost, you’ll me the Way. If you come not believing, you’ll find the Truth. And if you come wishing you didn’t feel so dead inside, you’ll find Life.  The Day I Met Jesus is a parable of His deep respect, love, and tenderness towards the women who dared (and I do mean dared!) to follow Him. It’s also about all of those things for you. 
AlyciaM More than 1 year ago
I have always loved the stories of the women in the Bible. Particularly the Woman at the Well (John 4:1-42). She and I share similar stories. Multiple men. And then Jesus came in to our lives. And we’ve never been the same since. It’s a story of redemption and a second chance at purity and true love. It’s the story of an outcast who accepted an invitation to become a bride, a daughter, a princess in the kingdom of God. Who wouldn’t say yes to that? “After six failed relationships, Photine encountered her true husband. A man who would love her like no other man ever had. A man who would never use or abuse her, but who would cherish her with the purest love in the universe. And she, a woman of ill repute, became the first evangelist to the Samaritans.” – Frank Viola What I love about this book is that Mary DeMuth brings 5 women from the New Testament to life. We get a glimpse into their daily lives and the things they’ve encountered and endured at the hands of men. And we get to be with them in the moments they meet their Savior, the Man who will love them as they deserve to be loved. The One who won’t see them for what they’ve done but will see them for who they are. The Lover of their souls who will transform them and their lives with six simple words: Your faith has made you well. To top that off, Frank Viola offers insight into the time and culture in which these women lived. We see the why behind the what. His information further brings these women, their communities, and Jesus’s encounters with them to life. If you’ve ever wondered what life truly was like in their day, this book will fill you in. I highly recommend this book for any woman who has related to the women who encounter Jesus in the New Testament, to women surviving in abusive relationships, to the outcast, to the lonely. I also recommend it to anyone who has a desire to better understand God’s love for us and how far He would go to meet us. You won’t be disappointed. Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher for review. This does not affect my review. I would give it 5 stars even if I bought it for myself, which I will do again.
EllenSun More than 1 year ago
Many times while reading this book I was moved to tears, both joyful and poignant. The fleshed out stories are believable. The writing engages the reader. The scriptural truths both cut and mend souls. I highly recommend this book. Buy several; you'll want to give some away.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
See Jesus in a whole new way! The Day I Met Jesus and not only refreshed many familiar stories from the Bible, but has opened my eyes to the way I see Him. Through reading this amazing book, my life has been challenged and my heart softened to those around me. This is a book everyone should read! It's an in depth study of women we thought we knew giving us more insight to who Jesus is and how He touched lives when he walked the earth. Jesus is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow and for that I am thankful! Thank you Mary and Frank for opening my eyes and teaching more about who our Savior is. I feel like I just met Jesus again!
PenelopeML More than 1 year ago
This book is a life changing compilation of stories from 5 women in the Bible. However, the stories are not what you think. When we read the account in the Scriptures, we get a small snapshot of the story. But what led that women to that point in time when she met Jesus and her life was drastically, surprisingly, changed? In this book, Mary DeMuth skillfully (and beautifully) crafted THAT story. Written with knowledge of the times then, and what we know now about women who end up in similar situations, the backstory is created in such a way that you will never read the stories the same again. Your compassion for these women will be activated and they will be come quite real to you. After each story is the actual Biblical account, the Scriptures that tell what we know is true, and then Frank Viola writes the rest of each chapter with the in-depth look of the passage so we get a better understanding of what the Scripture is telling us, and he brings out the practical applications for each of us. You will not regret adding this book to your library!
TMugo More than 1 year ago
I didn’t expect this book to impact me the way it did. I didn’t expect the five fictionalized characters from the Bible to embed themselves in my heart. I was a little nervous about giving these women backstories. Isn’t all we need to know about them written in Scripture? But what Frank and Mary have done in this book breathes life into the Scriptural account. No longer am I rereading the same stories I’ve read countless times. On the pages of this book, I feel like I’m meeting a real person. I’ve rediscovered the power of their faith and the radical Christ I fell in love with years ago. I met Mary of Bethany afresh and watched her wrestle with the need to be an ideal woman. I watched her throw away the need to please, enter a man’s world to sit at the feet of Jesus as his disciple. She loved Jesus more than she cared about what others thought of her. The woman with the “issue of blood” comes alive on the pages of The Day I Met Jesus. We weep for her, ache with her and rejoice with her and see Jesus anew through her eyes. I don’t have the space here to tell you how the women caught in adultery challenged the way I thought about my love for Jesus. I wish I could tell you how the woman at the well’s radical exuberance for the savior challenged the way I approach sharing my faith. I won’t soon forget this book, and you won’t either. Buy it. I’ve been a student of the Bible, formally and informally, for years, and I learned more about first century customs from this one book than a pile of my theology books. The authors do a great job of explaining details that, we as modern readers, don’t understand
GDuke More than 1 year ago
This book is….wonderfully unique! Not only does it provide beautifully written narratives for five of the most endeared women of the Bible, but it also provides the “Sacred Text” and further elaborates on each woman’s story. I found the narratives to be very enlightening as a reader. In each woman’s scenario when read in the Bible, they leave you wondering just how everything really played out. Thankfully, Frank Voila and Mary DeMuth did a wonderful job of providing us with this insight, as much of it is based up on cross-references in scripture and sound historical information. In no other book will you learn as much about these women in one place as you will in The Day I Met Jesus: The Revealing Diaries of Five Women of the Gospels. The women highlighted are the woman caught in adultery, the prostitute, the Samaritan woman, the woman with an issue of blood and the woman with the alabaster box. You will learn things about these women you have never heard before, making this book’s sub-title completely appropriate. I highly recommend this book for personal reading as well as for Bible studies and book clubs. The thought-provoking discussion questions in the back of the book make it a perfect selection for small group's in-depth studies.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A BEAUTIFUL BOOK: The Day I Met Jesus is a look back into the past with a forward view into the present. This book takes us "there" during the days and times of Jesus Christ when He walked, talked, and healed the despicable, desperate, down-in-out, untouchable and sinful. Mary DeMuth skillfully weaves the details found in five women's stories, women who lived in biblical times, who experienced first-hand the healing touch of the Master Teacher through his infinite love, offer of grace, amazing restoration and full transformation. We view each story by walking in the shoes of women with strikingly different stories. Each one pulls us into the storyline as we feel their emotion and understand their confusion and pain. Hope is found in the shape and form of Jesus Christ, Who, with His God-love, reaches them in the inner soul and connects through life-giving God-based union. In addition to their stories, Frank Viola provides the reader with further study and analysis to unlock the beauty found within these amazing encounters. Each woman's story is not for the purpose of entertaining, but, rather, is for the purpose of teaching us something we need to hear and that resonates with us in our world today. Culture may have changed, but the human heart has not. DeMuth and Viola take us to the point where one human connects with another human in a highly spiritual way. A book based on the gospel accounts.
LeighAHudson More than 1 year ago
As I began reading The Day I Met Jesus I felt as if  I had stepped into the inner world of five real women  from the New Testament whose lives had been radically  changed by one encounter with Jesus. The woman at the well, the woman with the issue of blood, the woman caught in the act of adultery, the prostitute, and Mary the sister of Lazarus.  Five women who had no voice in their culture. Five women who had  little to lose and everything to gain. Five women who were  desperate to meet Jesus. You see, they knew about Jesus.  But that wasn’t enough. They knew they had to meet  Him face to face. These women needed to be transformed  and they understood Jesus was their only hope. The Day I Met Jesus opened my eyes  in a fresh way to Christ’s love for the  broken and marginalized.  This same Jesus who stepped down  out of heaven and all its glory to don human  flesh and pursue the outcasts of society  desires to meet you face to face too.  He longs to have deep conversations with you.  To heal your wounds and set you free. Five women. One God. Isn’t it time you met Jesus face to face?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Every pariah has a backstory.  Every sinner has hidden wounds.  Every hero is driven by love. In The Day I Met Jesus, authors Frank Viola and Mary DeMuth bring you into the minds of five New Testament women and invite you to see the world through their eyes.  The book is poignant, moving, and masterfully executed.  Its stated goal is to help see Jesus more clearly.  But I think it accomplishes something else.  Reading The Day I Met Jesus also gives you insight into the struggles of womanhood. An example.  When we Bible readers meet the woman caught in adultery in John chapter 8, she is already an adulteress at that point.  That is her label, her identity.  What Viola and DeMuth do, through the artifice of the woman's own first-person account, is to remind us that before she was an adulteress, the woman was a wife.  Surely she once was desired and loved by her husband.  What happened to bring her to the place where she could be shoved in front of a rabbi and pronounced guilty of a capital crime? Or how about the prostitute who washed Jesus's feet with perfumed ointment?  The pharisees call her a sinner, but she once was an innocent little girl. To see such women for what they once were, and what they could become again, is to look at them through eyes that are more like Jesus's. Drawing heavily from the historical milieu of first-century Palestine, The Day I Met Jesus reveals the tragic female figures behind these well-known stories.  The woman caught in adultery?  Her once-loving husband had grown to despise her merely because she was not an excellent housekeeper?  The prostitute who kissed the Lord's feet?  Most likely, she ended up on that path because she was a rape victim. We also spend time with the Samaritan woman at the well, the woman who couldn't stop bleeding, and Mary the sister of Lazarus.  The book is challenging and informative. And just because it's a book about five women doesn't mean it's a book solely for women.  First, the centerpiece of the book is Jesus.  And we all need to be reminded about the qualities that made him so special, so fascinating, so radical, so redemptive.  But second, I think it's terribly important for men like me to hear the gospel message of deliverance from the perspective of women. As I often try to express, people with privilege cannot possibly understand the harms they inadvertently inflict on the less-privileged unless they sincerely listen.  Reading these stories will remind men just how cruel we often are without even realizing it.  First-century Judea (and most of the world today) is thoroughly a man's world.  Even in America, we have a long way to go. As Paul instructed Timothy, men in Christ are to treat all women as their sisters or mothers (I Timothy 5:1-2).  Too often, men see women as objects to possess and exploit at worst or strangers impossible-to-understand at best.  If you want to be a better man, this book can help you by impressing on your psyche just how vulnerable women still can be, how badly we men can hurt them, and how important the radical acceptance of Jesus can be in healing those wounds. Men, buy this book for your mother, your sister, your significant other.  But also read it yourself. This is Bren Hughes, the author of Heaven's Muscle, and I wholeheartedly endorse The Day I Met Jesus.
LauraHaines More than 1 year ago
Wanna meet Jesus? Wanna hear a familiar story told differently? Want a little more flesh on the bone? Wanna find a God “so blessedly alive you can touch Him?” Whether you’ve yet to meet Him or you’ve had your faith in Him for a long time, this book will reach you and introduce you (even again) to the friend of sinners, the Savior of your soul. “Some stories cry their way to the streets”, as it says in sentence one, story one. And these stories of five very real, remarkably relatable women from the dusty streets of the Bible certainly do. The woman caught in adultery. The Samaritan woman. The bleeder. The prostitute. The woman Jesus loved. Their stories, told and translated, are not just five women’s stories. They’re not. As Frank and Mary so masterfully and persuasively put forth, they are the stories of us all. Meet these women. Mary DeMuth has put flesh on their biblical-bones and clothes on their real and weary backs. And meet the man who met them where they were, in the dirt, in their daily chore, in their desperation, and changed everything for them. Meet Jesus. Their lives were never the same. Neither will yours. On the heels of each transformative encounter, the sacred text is examined, and Frank Viola walks it out with you in his thoughtful and relatable exposition. New to the faith or long in the tooth of it, you will learn something. If Frank and Mary have done their job well, the Gospels will rise up and walk around your living room. They certainly did in mine. Five stars and two thumbs way, way up.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As a woman and an artist, I loved having the scene painted of the first encounters with Jesus for women in different walks in life. I felt like I was there with them, experiencing their brokenness and the love Jesus showed them first hand. The way Frank Viola and Mary DeMuth wove out the stories and the truth backed up in scripture was truly remarkable. I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to walk alongside these first centry sisters in a very REAL way
lagarfias More than 1 year ago
Frank Viola and Mary DeMuth explore the true stories of women touched by Christ in "The Day I Met Jesus." This biblical narrative paints vivid pictures of the real encounters with God in the flesh. Each chapter begins with a diary of a woman met by Jesus in a remarkable way. Author Mary DeMuth shares the biblical character's innermost thoughts and struggles before the encounter, giving a glimpse of the pain, regret, and fear that each woman faced in her daily struggles. As each tale unfolds, one can't help but identify with the universal struggles of abandonment, betrayal, loss, and desperation. The day she meets Jesus changes everything for each woman, and the story of redemption becomes clear and joyous. Author Frank Viola then takes the chapter further with historical and theological background to the story, making the tale real and relevant. What results is life-changing spiritual truth, not just for the woman in the story, but for the reader, as well. FROM THE BOOK: "Anchored to the dusty earth, I knew this longed-for truth: I am loved. So very, utterly noticed. Picked. Wanted. Despite my story. Or maybe because of it? I am not sure. But one thing I am assured of is this: God saw fit to notice me, to make Himself known to me quietly at the place of my betrayal and shame... While evil had taken a lifetime to destroy me, this man took mere moments to re-story me." This book makes an excellent personal Bible study or book club selection. The universal truths are easily applicable, and the stories will encourage readers to share their own personal, life-changing experiences with Christ. Each chapter includes study questions for group discussion.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Iwish it was free