A book review of Stolen Jesus by Jami Amerine
Last year or maybe the year before I “met” Jami Amerine on Facebook. I honestly have no idea how I found her blog, but I soon felt like she was my new friend and began to look forward to her daily blog posts! I felt she was such a kindred spirit, her personality is similar to mine, she writes things I have already written in my head, and has an incredible sense of humor! She also just wrote an amazing book entitled, “Stolen Jesus.”
I knew I would like the book, knowing some of Jami’s heart from what she shares online. What I didn’t know was how it would gently convict me and bring me face to face with some of the jesus’ I was believing in! I mean, I know the real Jesus, right? I’m a missionary nurse, for Pete’s sake!
As I read, I experienced deep sorrow at realizing I had invited some fake Jesus’ into my living room, and I was getting downright cozy with them! As I continued to read, I was swept away with both sorrow and then JOY at knowing who the real Jesus is! I cried with Jami in these pages as I read her struggles with the very same things I struggle with (Jami, are you sure you’re not my long lost sister?).
Jami writes with raw emotion and contagious joy. I am starting to read the book again only a few days after finishing it in order to make sure I caught all the truths in its pages. I actually wrote, “YES!” and high-lighted and underlined parts of the book that resonated with my soul.
Stolen Jesus is supposed to be released on October 1st, but I think Barnes and Nobel is already shipping it out! I did receive an advanced copy to review. #stolenjesus
You can also order it from Amazon here