The Jesus I Know: Honest Conversations and Diverse Opinions About Who He Is

Kathie Lee Gifford. Thomas Nelson, $26.99 (224p) ISBN 978-0-7852-5476-8
In this pleasing collection of interviews, Gifford (It’s Never Too Late), former Today show host, presents an eclectic array of perspectives on Jesus, including those of devout Christians, as well as those more casually interested in Jesus’ example of living. She begins by sharing her earliest memories of feeling Jesus’ presence, and often returns to the topic as she asks artists, actors, and media personalities about their relationship with Jesus, among them Megyn Kelly, Kristin Chenoweth, and Brian Welch. Other conversations are with lesser known individuals, such as Rabbi Jason Sobel, a Jewish follower of Yeshua, and journalist Raakhee Mirchandani. Gifford emphasizes the individuality of each person’s story and stresses the diversity of God’s kingdom. No issue is off limits, and Gifford discusses with architect Roger Charles how his attempts to affirm atheism led to a surprise faith, how “trying to keep God in my life” allowed Kris Jenner to overcome the death of her husband, and the long-term process of healing from sexual abuse with actress Cynthia Garrett. Gifford’s probing interviews consistently surprise and entertain, and do a great job of locating themes of personal faith among figures working in industries known for secularism. (Nov.)
Reviewed on : 08/20/2021
Release date: 11/01/2021
Genre: Religion
Compact Disc - 978-1-7136-3708-0
MP3 CD - 978-1-7136-3707-3
Ebook - 224 pages - 978-0-7852-5505-5
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