Hosting Jesus Book Review
About the book
Author: Jeffrey McClain Jones
Kindle Edition: 221 pages
Hosting Jesus is the 6th book in the Seeing Jesus series of books. In this book we meet Philly again, who we first met in Seeing Jesus, which was the first book in the series. Since then, his life has moved on considerably and there have been lots of changes in his life. In Seeing Jesus Philly got to meet Jesus in the flesh and found out he had the gift of healing people. Of course, this changed his life forever.
Although Philly still believes in Jesus, his faith has been lacking a little bit lately. His life has had its fair share of tragedy and upset. His first wife passed away, and then he lost his job. With all this going on, it filled his mind with doubt. His current wife, Brenda, has been very supportive though. Although they still go to Church, this doesn't stop Philly from questioning his own faith at times.
Throughout the book, we see how Philly 'hosts' Jesus in his home. Although he doesn't physically see him in the flesh like last time, he can still feel his presence wherever he goes. Philly often goes down into the basement of their house where he has an armchair. Sometimes he can sense Jesus sitting there. Jesus communicates with Philly by speaking to him through his mind. Philly often wonders if this is Jesus talking, or whether it's his own thoughts, but at the back of his mind, he knows it's Jesus talking and guiding him. We get to witness how Philly struggles with his faith, and yet still finding the time to spend time with Jesus. Philly stills heals people when asked to. With Brenda and Philly expecting their 1st child, this is an exciting time for them. It is interesting to read about what Philly and Brenda are going through in both their personal and spiritual lives and how they continue to go to Church and strengthen their Christian faith.
This is the 3rd book I have read in the Seeing Jesus series of books. I have read the first book about Philly, also called Seeing Jesus. I found this interesting to read and I read the book pretty quickly. Once I started reading it, I found I couldn't put it down as I wanted to know what happened next. As, no doubt, with any Christian, he struggles at times with his faith and questions it a lot. I love that Philly and Brenda have a loving relationship, and that they both support each other in different ways.
It took a while for Philly to find a church he would be settled and happy in, but I also think this can be the case for Christians in the real world. I found the book left me questioning my own faith. Although we can't physically see Jesus, he is there. It brings to light the importance of prayer and to talk to Jesus on a daily basis. Yes, it would be nice to be able to physically see Jesus, but we know he is there nonetheless.
The book isn't too long, and I like the fact that the chapters are quite short, so it is easy to read a part of the book and then go back to it later. This is an interesting follow-up book looking into Philly's life and how his life has changed since meeting Jesus and knowing he can heal people with the help of Jesus. Will there be another book about Philly? I'm not sure, but I like to think there would be.
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