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Book Review: What Would Jesus Tweet?

Updated on May 6, 2017
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Deborah Dian, a published author and voracious reader, often shares books with her friends and family. She loves to write reviews!

The Tweets in This Book are Based on the Actual Words of Jesus

Both the King James Version and the Good News version of the Bible were used in translating Bible verses into Tweets.
Both the King James Version and the Good News version of the Bible were used in translating Bible verses into Tweets. | Source

Jesus Was an Incredible Communicator

If Jesus were alive today, how would he get his message out to his followers around the world? While he would undoubtedly prefer to speak personally to as many people as possible, he would also want to reach out to those who might never meet him. In addition, his modern disciples would also want to spread his message to others, much in the same way that Matthew, Mark, Luke and John did when they wrote down his sermons and shared them nearly 2,000 years ago.

In the newly released book, "What Would Jesus Tweet", the words of Jesus, as relayed by his disciples, have been converted into Tweets which could be copied and used to share his message, even with those people who may never pick up a Bible or read the Gospels for themselves.

Bible Verses from the Bible - Converted to Tweets

What Would Jesus Tweet?
What Would Jesus Tweet?

This book takes most of the words of Jesus from the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John and converts them into modern Tweets that can be copied and used straight from the book. I think this books is a fabulous tool which will allow its readers to pass on the words of Jesus.

 

Examples of Tweets Found in this Book

Many of these Tweets, which include references to the original Bible chapters and verses, may surprise even Christians, as well as people who know very little about the Christian faith. They are a wonderful way to spread His Word in a series of short, concise messages.

Samples of the Tweets are:

"Pay the government the taxes due the government; give God that which is His" - #WhatWouldJesusTweet - Matthew 22:17-21"

"It is very hard for those who put their faith in money to enter the Kingdom of God" - #WhatWouldJesusTweet - Mark 10:23"

"When you pray, forgive others; for God may not forgive those who are unforgiving." - #WhatWouldJesusTweet - Mark 11:25-26"

"When you have a feast, invite the poor, the injured, the lame and the blind, and you will be blessed." - #WhatWouldJesusTweet - Luke 14:13-14.

This book contains over 200 Tweets based on the words of Jesus. In it, you will discover many thought-provoking concepts that are ideally suited for Bible Study discussions, too. The book is a quick and easy way to understand the teachings of Christ and share them with others ... through Twitter or whatever other means you prefer.

In fact, if you have a teenager who does not enjoy reading, this is a simple way to pass on the teachings of Christ without overwhelming them by giving them an entire Bible.

One of the benefits of the way these Tweets are composed is that each one contains a reference to the original Bible chapter and verse. In this way, the Tweets may inspire someone to turn to the Bible when they wonder, "Did Jesus really say that?" Some people may be quite surprised at the teachings of Christ!

Parents can even use this book as a way to start conversations with their children about the Christian faith. It separates what Jesus actually said for the things that other people said about him. It is His words ... simple and direct.

This book is a handy tool to use as a way to share your Christian faith.

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      Barbara Tremblay Cipak 2 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      I love this!!! Now this is a terrific idea for a gift - honestly I have to get this book

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      Deborah Carr 2 years ago from Orange County, California

      @Brite-Ideas: I'm so glad that you like my book. I think this is a quick, easy way to reach people who are not very familiar with the Bible. Thanks for sharing my enthusiasm.

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      Susan Deppner 2 years ago from Arkansas USA

      This is a great idea for a book. I'll watch for a sequel, "What Would Jesus Blog?" :)

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      Deborah Carr 2 years ago from Orange County, California

      @SusanDeppner - I love your idea. I think I may write a sequel called "What Would Jesus Blog?" and I could get into his parables. They were hard to deal with in a Tweet.

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      Mel Carriere 2 years ago from San Diego California

      I think that most of Jesus' most powerful sayings would fit nicely within 140 characters. Each one of the beatitudes, for instance, would fit snugly within a tweet. I'm not sure that someone who could walk on water would need social media, however. Nonetheless, this is interesting to speculate upon. Interesting hub.

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      Susan Deppner 2 years ago from Arkansas USA

      Oh my goodness, @DeborahDian, I didn't even realize you were the author. Yes, definitely! Parables would make awesome blog posts! If you remember, let me know when the sequel is ready. (So cool!)

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      Deborah Carr 2 years ago from Orange County, California

      I would love to do it ... but it will probably take me nine months to a year before my next Amazon book is ready. However, I will be sure to mention it on Hubpages ... and I'll let you know, too.

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      Deborah Carr 2 years ago from Orange County, California

      SusanDeppner - Thank you so much for writing a review of this book on Amazon. I hope people will use this book as a study guide or as a way to share their faith with teens and young adults who may not regularly read the Bible.

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      Kenneth Avery 2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Deborah,

      This is one SUPER hub. I loved it.

      Actually . . .I love this hub. And here are the reasons why:

      1. This is an excellent piece of writing. Honestly, it is amazing.

      2, I loved every word.

      3. Graphics, superb.

      4. This hub was helpful, informative and very interesting.

      5. Voted Up and all of the choices.

      6. I loved your topic of this hub.

      You are certainly a gifted writer. Keep the great hubs coming.

      Sincerely,

      Kenneth Avery, Hamilton, Alabama

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      Janis 2 years ago from California

      What an interesting idea! It would be interesting to know what he would tweet. Now, what would he have on his Facebook page?

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      Kenneth Avery 2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Deborah . . .did you read my comment? I LOVE this type of hub. And all of the things I said to you.

      @WriterJanis, what would He have on His Facebook page:

      Simple-to-understand information about loving one another as He said to do and Friends Wanted . . .I am assuming.

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      Deborah Carr 2 years ago from Orange County, California

      I've also had people ask me to write a book about what Jesus would say on his "blog." I thought that would be a perfect place to convert the parables into modern life lessons. One of these days ....

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      Deborah Carr 2 years ago from Orange County, California

      Thanks so much for your comments. Yes, I think on Facebook Jesus would post a bunch of posts about where he will be talking next, as well as good rules to live by ... love one another, as you mentioned.

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      Raimer Gel 2 years ago

      I think, Jesus will lament the materialism that prevails in the world right now. It's a sad fact.

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      Deborah Carr 2 years ago from Orange County, California

      I agree that Jesus would lament the materialism of our current world ... just as he was critical of the lifestyles of the "rich and famous" during the time that he lived.

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      Sandy Mertens 2 years ago from Wisconsin

      What would Jesus Tweet? It put a smile on my face thinking about him tweeting.

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      Deborah Carr 2 years ago from Orange County, California

      I remember smiling when I heard the Pop had a Twitter account, which is what gave me the idea for the book "What Would Jesus Tweet?"

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      Sandy Mertens 2 years ago from Wisconsin

      I can just picture Jesus tweeting.

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      Deborah Carr 2 years ago from Orange County, California

      I would love to see the messages that Jesus would have for us today!

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      Daisy Rivera 2 years ago from Chicago, IL

      In the eyes of God anything is possible. This was a beautiful hub.

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      Deborah Carr 2 years ago from Orange County, California

      Thank you, Venus. I am glad you liked my hub on the words of Jesus, as told in Tweets. I think this book would be a wonderful Christmas gift, especially for a teen who does not enjoy reading the Bible. This book imparts the lessons that Jesus wanted to pass on to his followers, but in a format that teens can relate to.

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      Kenneth Avery 2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Deborah,

      This is such an intensely-interesting hub that I cannot get a long breath.

      (this is what I would say about your writing if I were a famous critic). Oh what the heck? I will say it now.

      Love it.

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      Deborah Carr 2 years ago from Orange County, California

      Thank you so much! I am glad that you loved it. The other writers here on Hubpages have been very supportive of my book, too!

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      I think a lot of self-described Christians would indeed be surprised to see for themselves what is in the Bible. I have talked to people who didn't know Jesus tells people in the Bible to help the poor and less fortunate, to visit prisoners, etc. They get an incredulous look on their faces often times and I can tell they don't believe it. Everyone needs to have a modern language version of the Bible so they can understand it. What good is any book if one can't understand what is written?

      These tweets sound like a great idea. Sharing this with followers.

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      Deborah Carr 2 years ago from Orange County, California

      I agree that far too many self-described Christians do not know what Jesus actually said. Often they know more about what the Apostle Paul said than what Jesus said. In fact, the whole point of the story of the Good Samaritan was that the Samaritans were foreigners and not Jewish, yet the Samaritan on the road was a better neighbor to the injured Jewish man than the other Jews were. In other words, when Jesus tells us to love our neighbors as much as we love ourselves, he was pointing out that "our neighbors" include people in foreign countries who belong to different religions. How many Christians really follow the teachings of Christ?

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      poetryman6969 2 years ago

      Aren't you a cool person! I was impressed by your Amazon presence.

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      Patricia Scott 2 years ago from sunny Florida

      Bringing Jesus into the lives our technologically immersed kidoes is so cleverly done in this manner . What a clever idea.

      Thanks for sharing this ...Thinking all should read this one..

      Angels are on the way to you this afternoon. ps

      Shared and voted up

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      Demas W Jasper 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Any effort that spreads the teachings of the gospels is a valid effort. This is one of them. Thanks.

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      mours sshields 2 years ago from Elwood, Indiana

      Very interesting to think about!

      Marcia Ours

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      Deborah Carr 2 years ago from Orange County, California

      Many modern teens and young adults may find that reading the words of Jesus in the form of tweets will make His words clearer and easier to understand.

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      Deborah Carr 2 years ago from Orange County, California

      I hope that this book of Tweets inspires people to go back and read the original Bible verses.

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      Deborah Carr 2 years ago from Orange County, California

      Jesus was such an incredible speaker and his followers were wonderful at writing down everything he said. I'm sure they would have used Twitter, if it had been around in his day. Just one more way to communicate his words around the world.

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      peachy 24 months ago from Home Sweet Home

      i think Jesus will tweet the ten commandments again because people aren't following them

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      Deborah Carr 23 months ago from Orange County, California

      Thank you, peachpurple. I agree that there are many sections of the Old Testament that Jesus would want to Tweet out to his followers, too. This book is a wonderful way to help people pass on the words of Jesus to other people around the world.

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