Putting Jesus in His place – Book Review
A few weeks ago I mentioned that I was Reading a book called “Putting Jesus in His Place” by J. Komoszewski and R. Bowman Jr. I have just finished it and I thought I would give you all a short review of it. The book is basically about proving the case for the deity of Christ. It is written in such a way that it would appeal to those looking for something academic as well as those who want an easy read. For those on the academic side there are over 100 pages of notes at the back of the book. The book uses the acronym of HANDS to divide up the sections. The sections are as follows:
Jesus shares the HONOURS due to God.
Jesus shares the ATTRIBUTES of God.
Jesus shares the NAMES of God.
Jesus shares in the DEEDS that God does.
Jesus shares the SEAT of God’s throne.
It is a very Biblically centric book and the authors go through practically if not every verse in the Bible associated with Jesus and His deity including many from the Old Testament as well. One of the down sides in this is that about half way through each section you have probably got the point but it is worth while having the points reinforced again and again. One of the downsides for me personally is his use of the word Jehovah for me this is a mistranslation and I would rather that the word Adonai or Yahweh (YHWH although this may put off any potential Jewish readers, so it would probably have been better to stick with Adonai) had been used. Apart from this I found the book to be a worthwhile read and lift up the faith of any doubting Christians out there who needed some reassurance. It would be great for Pastors as well as so-called lay people. A great book.