Unexpected Love: God’s Heart Revealed in Jesus’ Conversations with Women by: Julie Zine Coleman

Posted: May 5, 2013 in Book Reviews, Christianity, God's Love
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UL CoverI found the book Unexpected Love: God‘s Heart Revealed in Jesus’ Conversations with Women by Julie Zine Coleman to be a fabulous read. I found that it really challenged me to look deeper into biblical accounts of the conversations that Jesus had with women.

Each chapter starts out with the biblical version of each conversation that Julie Coleman addressed in this book, such as Jesus’ mother Mary at the wedding in Cana and the Woman at the Well. She not only listed the reference for each passage, but also provided the parallel passage(s) from the other Gospel accounts. This helps the reader to get a well-round viewpoint of each conversation, which I found to be very helpful. Next, Julie would provide a more dramatic version of each story, adding more insight – such as possible thoughts that went through each woman’s head, as well as detail about how the scene may looked. Then she went on to provide historical detail about the culture and viewpoints regarding women during that time period. I found this helpful in understanding how the reason people during that time period would find it strange and foreign for Him to have such conversations with women. Finally, she provided more practical information about how women could apply the lessons learned from these conversations in today’s society. Each chapter ends with questions that help the reader to apply the lessons personally and with a journaling prompt about the particular topic of that chapter.

I highly recommend this book to other women. I used it as an addition to my daily quiet time with God and found that I was able to apply the lessons from this book to my life and it helped to deepen my relationship with God. I believe other women would find this book helpful in their lives as well. Julie Coleman’s writing style is easy to read and she provides her detail in such a way that any woman could read understand and apply the lessons to her own life.

Until Next Time,

Karen Signature

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