Disclosure: I was sent a copy of When Jesus was a Green-eyed Brunette for review purposes. Pictures and opinions are my own.
WHEN JESUS WAS A GREEN EYED BRUNETTE
by Max Davis
Loving People Like God Does
About When Jesus Was a Green-Eyed Brunette:
Those hurting and weary from worn-out religion are longing for a fresh touch from the living Jesus. Best-selling author Max Davis challenges us to do more than simply receive God’s grace—we need to allow grace to soften, change, and shape us. As you read this book you will laugh, cry, and come face-to-face with the living Jesus, much like Davis did, when he found Him living in a green-eyed brunette.
As Davis puts it, “Jesus is very much alive today and still does incredible things—sometimes supernatural things—through us!”
My Opinion of When Jesus Was a Green-eyed Brunette:
This isn’t a story like you’d expect. It isn’t strictly about Jesus or his birth, but it is definitely a story that will reach in and touch your soul. I love how Davis showed us that Jesus is always there for us whether we see it or not. I believe that he shows up just when you need him, some of us realize who he is and some of us do not. Those that do are overwhelmed with the feeling of peace, love and sorrow sometimes.
For me, I have met my own form of Jesus before, I was but a little girl testifying against my own mother. There I was in a courthouse, all eyes looking at me, knots in my stomach and the judge calling a recess in the hopes that I wouldn’t get sick all over the place. As I walked into the restroom with the guard outside the door, I met Jesus and he was in the form of a little old lady. That little old lady appeared just when I needed to hear all would be good and not only were my parents proud of me but so was God. She disappeared as quickly as she appeared, not even the guards had seen her go in. Trust me, I asked.
“I loved being with God’s people and hearing the Word preached.” (When Jesus was a Green-eyed Brunette) Really struck a cord with me, for I grew up in a family of many religions but always went to a tiny white church on my own. In high school I attended teen groups and in my young adult life would continue. I desperately wanted to hear the message.
God Gives You Signs: Even if they Aren’t Green-eyed Brunettes
One day I was told to leave the church by a pastor’s wife
because an experience I had had as a teen and shared in her bible study. This would pull me in so many different directions until one day God sent me a sign. Kids and I had just moved to a tiny, desert town and two signs pointed to a church, as we drove up we wondered. I entered and was greeted with warmth and kindness.
I even shared the one story that got me kicked out of the other church and was told it was God that had given me the gift I had as a teen. It was his way of showing me he still cared, nothing to be shamed of. I fell in love with my church and family and loved every moment of it. I’ve moved since then and let me tell you, I yearn for that connection again. I think this book is telling me to get back out there and find that connection again.
Each story blends into his life and is written in a way that I just kept turning the page. I wasn’t worried about getting to the next chapter because I was doing it without noticing. There were so many different emotions as I read his words, I’ll definitely be seeking out more works by Max Davis. I love that he was able to bind his own personal stories into this collection, for me it is those personal touches that make me continue reading a book.
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