Through Twitter I learned that Mark Hall, lead singer for the band Casting Crowns, was looking for some people to read and review his new book, Your Own Jesus. It was released August 1, 2009. I wrote to his publisher and was privileged to receive a copy. Below is my review which can also be found on Amazon.com.
Mark Hall’s new book, Your Own Jesus, is a guide on how to better your relationship with Jesus. It is a refreshing read for Christians, but also contains accounts that may help non-Christians desire to learn more about Jesus. Through touching stories and personal recollections, Mark Hall aims to get Christians out of their Sunday pews and into a serious walk of daily devotion and acting on the Word. Through each section correlated with a Casting Crown’s song from the most recent album, The Alter and the Door, he explains what it means to have your own Jesus, while Jesus Himself is never changing.
Though I enjoyed this book, I found the organization to be a little drawn out and sometimes repetitive. However, this book is worth a read and can be used for group discussion with the helpful discussion guide in the back of the book.