ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Seeing Jesus Book Review

Updated on December 12, 2018

About the book

Philly, short for Philip, lives alone with his cat, Irving. He lives a pretty average life with his job, a mother who doesn't understand him and wishes he could get back together with his girlfriend. His Grandmother is in a coma in hospital after suffering a stroke. Although he's not a very religious person, whilst visiting her one day, he prays for her.

When he is on the train one day, little did he know his prayers would be answered. Something very strange happened. A man is sitting opposite him who looks and dresses differently from the rest of the commuters. The man approaches Philly and tells him he is Jesus. Of course, Philly thinks he is either dreaming or hallucinating, and can't believe what he is seeing and hearing. Whilst Philly is communicating with Jesus, people start looking at him strangely, like he's lost all his senses. It soon dawns on him that that he is the only one who can see and hear Jesus. To everyone else he is invisible. As Philly slowly begins to accept that he can really see and hear Jesus, things start happening. One major aspect of his time with Jesus is his ability to heal people, through Jesus. For the following 2 weeks or so, Jesus is with Philly all the time and helps him with certain aspects of his life. This can be things like helping someone, phoning someone up at the right time, or simply being there for someone when they need it

The book takes us on a journey of self discovery, love, acceptance, rejection and, above all, getting to know Jesus Christ. When Philly tells people that Jesus is there, physically with him, some people believe him and come to him for healing. Others, like his boss, make him go and see a Doctor as he thinks he is ill. Philly's encounter with Jesus does, indeed, change his life. But how does it affect him and the people around him? The book covers many of these issues about what could happen if Jesus was there by your side.

My Thoughts

Although this book is a work of fiction, it does make you think. It did often leave me wondering how I would react if Jesus showed himself to me like he did with Philly? The other thing that left me thinking is, how would my friends and family react if I told them that Jesus was standing there, by my side? Would they believe me, or think me insane? It makes you wonder, doesn't it?

I purchased the Kindle version of this book, and when it listed in the menu, I was intrigued. Once I began reading it, I found I couldn't put the book down. I kept wanting to know what happened next. It's a real page turner. For someone who isn't really spiritual, Philly finds it hard to accept that Jesus is really there at the beginning. But once realization kicks in, he accepts him and begins t rely on his presence. His Grandmother is a Christian and attended Church regularly, so he knew that praying could work.

Although this isn't a real story, I think it could be. As a Church-goer myself, I often hear people saying 'Jesus spoke to me.' Personally, I've never experience this myself, though I do have faith that Jesus is looking after me. But, reading this is food for thought. What would I do if Jesus stood there in front of me and started talking to me? It makes you wonder.

Seeing Jesus Book

© 2018 Louise Powles


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)