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Book #108: Breakfast with Jesus

Breakfast with Jesus is a very spiritual and powerful book. Its messages are time tested and true. This book really made me think; but more importantly, it made me feel. If you are looking for a book that will move you to tears, then look no further than Breakfast With Jesus; a masterful book that will not only inspire you to become a better person, but will also teach you some of life’s greatest lessons. A young man has breakfast with Jesus and discovers the meaning of life. What lessons will he learn? What secrets are going to be revealed? Jump in and you will find out…..

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Basically, it’s a short read; can read it within an hour.

I am sitting on a fence here wondering what would I ask Jesus if I were to converse with Him face to face and Michael missed a great chance to ask worthy questions. Don’t get me wrong, some of the questions asked were interesting, but he came across as self-absorbed.

When I first saw this book I was certain that Breakfast with Jesus was the author’s testimony on having a heart to heart conversation with God and it convinced him to draw closer to his Maker. But it wasn’t so and I can’t begin to understand how is this book inspirational or powerful as critics claim. As Christians, we should be aware that not all books that SCREAM ‘Jesus’ as its title mean that it’s acceptable. This book does not inspire anyone to become a better person, that’s what we have the Bible for and I suggest that the author return to his Bible.

I understand what the author was trying to do with this story, but he turned something with a good intention into a horrible one. 

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THE CHARACTERS

There are only two characters in this book: Jesus and Michael.

Jesus comes across as lively, bubbly, playful and too judgmental. The author’s perception of Jesus is different than the Biblical Jesus I’ve come to know, love, and respect. I don’t think Jesus would act as the author depicted Him in this short story.

Jesus is not smug nor is he judgmental. Jesus is ever-loving, kind, and patient and He sure doesn’t have the time to tell someone how their favorite TV series ends just because HE SEES EVERYTHING!

Michael is smug and shallow just like the generation of today. At times I couldn’t stand him especially when he asked Jesus about HBO and how Game of Thrones ended. He also asked some really stupid questions like “Is Michael Jackson in hell?” to which Jesus replied, “Yes,” The question completely threw me because what does MJ have to do with your intimate conversation with Jesus? And here’s another one: “Did you get married to Mary Magdalene?” Want to hear Jesus’ reply? I bet you want to. Well, here it is: “It is true that I loved her more than my other disciples, but not in the kind of a way a man loves a woman.”

WHAT? DID MR. KING EVEN READ THE BIBLE? WHAT NONSENSE! DON’T PUT WORDS IN JESUS’ MOUTH! There is nowhere in the Bible that says Jesus loved Mary more than His disciples. And Jesus saying that He doesn’t love Mary the “way a man loves a woman” is referring to worldly love instead of Godly love. Jesus is not selfish to reserve love for “A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.” (John 13:34).

He should’ve been asking questions about the Second Coming and why it is important to remember the Sabbath. Instead, he wasted Jesus’ precious time by asking stupid irrelevant questions. 

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COVER

It didn’t look like breakfast. It looked more like someone on a diet, but I like the colors. 2/5.

OPENING:

My day started out like any other day. I was in the kitchen preparing breakfast, before going to work; cream cheese spread over rye toast and coffee. The breakfast of champions! As usual, I was running late, and it certainly didn’t help my cause any when I spilled cream cheese all over my new silk tie.

VERDICT:

NO STEAMING COFFEES!!…Don’t ever misrepresent the King and expect me to accept it. Don’t make a fool out of Jesus. I regret reading this horrible book. 

My people hath been lost sheep: their shepherds have caused them to go astray, they have turned them away on the mountains: they have gone from mountain to hill, they have forgotten their restingplace.

Jeremiah 50:6

If you were to have breakfast with Jesus, what would your conversation be like? Or, if you were to ask Him one question, what would you ask?

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