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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

PASSION: How Christ's Final Day Changes Your Every Day by Mike McKinley


Some people see Jesus' death as a historical footnote, buried in the past. Christians understand it is much more than that, and know it has transformed their future.

But often we don't realize how much Jesus' last day should change our present, too.

Walking readers through Luke's Gospel, US pastor and well-known author Mike McKinley looks at the events of the last day of Jesus' earthly life. At each point, he pauses to marvel at the love Christ has for His people; and shows how Jesus' people can learn from His passion, His care, and His integrity.

This unique book is perfect for both new and mature Christians. While great for reading at any time in the year, it's particularly helpful to read during Lent or Holy Week.


Mike McKinley was raised in suburban Philadelphia. He received a B.A. in Religion and Classics from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and an M.Div from Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. In 2004, Mike was brought onto the pastoral staff at Capitol Hill Baptist Church as a church planter. In 2005, he brought a small group of people from CHBC to Guilford in order to help revitalize the church’s ministry. He has served as Guilford’s pastor since June of 2005. Mike has been married to Karen since 1997, and they have five beautiful children: Kendall, Knox, Phineas, Ebenezer, and Harper. In his free time, Mike loves to spend time with his family, reading all kinds of books and daydreaming about the New York Yankees and the Philadelphia Eagles. Mike is the author of several books and blogs regularly at Church Matters, the 9Marks blog.


The title and subject matter of this book intrigued me, so when I was given the opportunity to review it I just couldn't pass it up. 

I am glad I was able to review this book. It is extremely well-written, easy to read and one of the most thoughtful books I have read about the last day of the physical life and death of Jesus the Christ. 

Though it wasn't weighed down with the various gruesome descriptions of all the torture and agonies He endured that day on the cross and prior, it is still a weighty subject that was presented with a deep love for Christ and for those who do and do not know Him. 

At the end of each chapter Pastor McKinley gives us a few questions to ponder upon, a time for reflection, accompanied with verses from well-loved hymns that have been passed down through-out the church.

This is one book that though I chose to review it, I will cherish to read it again and again, throughout the years.

This review was made possible by Cross Focused Reviews and TheGoodBookUSA.

They provided me with a free e-book copy for the purpose of writing this review.



1 comment:

Shaun Tabatt said...

Great review LaTawnia. Thanks for contributing to the blog tour.

Shaun Tabatt
Cross Focused Reviews