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Sunday, May 22, 2011

Book Review: Walking with Jesus

Walking With Jesus

By Father Daniel Sullivan

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN-10: 0809141310

ISBN-13: 978-0809141319

Walking with Jesus, written by Father Daniel Sullivan,  is an inspiring book which takes us on a spiritual journey of the crucifixion and death of Jesus through the points-of-view of those who knew Him. These fictional first person reflections make you think about what these other biblical people may have been thinking. We meet people such as the soldiers, guards, the thieves crucified with Jesus, Mary Magdalene, the Lepers, The Virgin Mary, John the beloved disciple, and even some other people less known friends of Jesus.

As we read along and “walk with Jesus”, we easily see these good and not so good traits in us. However, the passages often leave us with a sense of hope. No matter who was at the foot of the Cross, Jesus was continually seeking the people out. Not just as a group – but as individual people. Just as God knows each of us down to the hairs on our heads and has called us each by name, so Jesus sought each person, individually, from the cross. As we read, we see these events are just as it is today. Jesus loves and has died for each of us – individually. What a great lesson of hope!

As a reader, I found myself breezing through the chapters without pause. I laughed, I cried, and I smiled. Each chapter I found myself asking, “In what great way will meeting Jesus change this person’s life?” Often in the book, the change is a result from something simple Jesus said or did – great, but simple.

This book is great for everyone, no matter where you are in your spiritual life. I fully recommend Walking with Jesus to anyone seeking growth in their journey with Jesus.

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About Monsignor Daniel Sullivan:

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