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Jesus by Paul  Johnson
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Apr 08, 2010

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bookshelves: christianity, religion, non-fiction, books-i-gave-away
Read in April, 2010

I didn't like this as much as I expected to. Paul Johnson is one of my favorite historians, so when I saw he wrote a book about one of my favorite topics, I couldn't wait to read it. But I quickly found (and this is true for the whole book) that he spent way too much time re-telling familiar stories, as opposed to offering analysis or commentary about the stories.

Don't get me wrong, there is some of that in this book, but not enough to suit my taste. This would be a great book for a new Christian, but I doubt new Christians are his intended audience.

Like all his books, it was well-written, and a suitable topic for around the Good Friday/Easter season.

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