Thursday, March 24, 2011

Book Review: Glimpses of My Friend the King

Glimpses of My Friend the King
Glimpses of my Friend the King
By James Howard
BookSurge Publishing, 2004
English, 98 pgs

Who is Jesus Christ? After 2000 years, why are we still asking that question? Can it be that this all-knowing, all-loving, all-powerful person is still intersecting the lives of people today? Inspirational author James Howard says “Yes!” In Glimpses of My Friend the King, the dynamic and life-changing person of Jesus Christ is presented through a series of powerfully moving short stories, each one revealing a new aspect of this complex yet approachable person. Topics such as the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ, spiritual warfare, emotional healing, the Bema Seat, and the nature of a personal relationship with the King of Kings are all explored in this fresh and poignant look at the unchanging Son of God. Whether you already know Him or not, a deeper appreciation of Jesus Christ awaits you in Glimpses of My Friend the King. Glimpses of My Friend the King is intended for readers of all ages. James Howard, part-time author and long-time friend of Jesus Christ, first released Glimpses of My Friend the King in 2004. He decided to re-release it with the success of his novel What So Proudly We Hailed last year. He has three other novels under his belt, as well as numerous plays and poems and other short fiction. He currently lives in Charleston, SC.

This is a collection of 8 short stories. Each focuses on a different part of Christ. The first, Airship Dreams, is a beautiful picture of how much Christ cares about the things we deem to be important. The second, Crowns, is a moving reminder that any glory we receive is to be given to Jesus and not for us to keep. I won't spoil the other stories for you. But you do need to read them. I may be just in the "ministry mind" right now, but I can see these as dramas for impacting a congregation on Sunday or at camps or something. Bravo to wonderfully written stories and pictures of our Savior which are so vivid and touching.

I received a copy of the book for review purposes. No additional compensation has been received and I was not required to write a positive review.

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