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Every year starting on Palm Sunday, I read the book that I am sharing today. I love this book for many reasons, and I highly encourage anyone reading this FLF to check it out.
"The four Gospels contain eyewitness accounts (and first-hand reports) of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus."
First and foremost of course, it is about the ultimate sacrifice Jesus made for us so we may have eternal life with our Creator. There are many reasons to enjoy this book - though enjoy might not be the right word, considering the suffering Jesus endured, but I think you understand what I mean. This is a book I have been reading every year for quite some time now, and it is among my most valued. Each chapter is devoted to the actions of Jesus and His disciples on Palm Sunday through Easter. The book breaks down each book in the Gospel, showing first what each book says, and then providing commentary on why these books might be different in their accounts, and what it all means. There are several additional useful resources, such as maps of where these places were in Jerusalem, and a Scripture Guide to all the events during Holy Week. The epilogue covers subsequent appearances of Jesus beyond Easter Sunday, to the Ascension. I have also found the suggested readings to be helpful and they are broken up into beginning, intermediate, and advanced sections by topic. Overall, this is such a wonderful resource to have for this most important week.
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