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In her previous books, Beth Moore has introduced her readers to David and Paul. In Jesus, the One and Only, Beth introduces them to an intimate Savior as they get a close-up and personal portrait of the life of Jesus the Messiah.But this is far more than just a work on the life of Christ. As He has done in the past, God uses Beth’s words to woo the reader into a romance wiIn her previous books, Beth Moore has introduced her readers to David and Paul. In Jesus, the One and Only, Beth introduces them to an intimate Savior as they get a close-up and personal portrait of the life of Jesus the Messiah.But this is far more than just a work on the life of Christ. As He has done in the past, God uses Beth’s words to woo the reader into a romance with the One and Only. The reader comes to know Christ personally, watching and listening as He breaks up a funeral by raising the dead, confronts conniving religious leaders of His day, teaches on a Galilean hillside, or walks on the waves and calms the storm....

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ISBN : 9780805424898
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Number of Pages : 286 Pages
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Jesus, the One and Only Reviews

  • Kathleen Kurlin
    2018-11-11 13:42

    I got this book as a "freebie" for my Kindle when the author offered it as a special promotion. I love when best-selling authors discount their books or better yet - offer them for free! I gladly would have paid for this book though. I thought the book was deeply insightful and I found myself slowly reading through each chapter so I could really chew on and digest the author's comments. I wanted to read through the many Scripture references as well and the author's writing style allowed me to live them through her perspective. I realize there are many critics for author Beth Moore and many don't take her seriously as a theologian. I found her to be very knowledgeable and an excellent communicator. I like and appreciate Ms. Moore's "down-home" take on the Scriptures and found that she really helped me step into the life of Jesus and walk through the Scriptures with Him as if I was right there with Him. As a speaker, Ms. Moore's southern accent has always bothered me, so it was no surprise that her writing style reflected many of her southern colloquialisms. However, her writing style was much easier for me to adapt to and I felt like I was just one of her girlfriends that she was sitting down sharing her wisdom and thoughts with. Regardless of whether Ms. Moore is a great theologian or writer isn't the point. Her book points readers towards Jesus which should be the main focus. In fact, in the final chapter in Ms. Moore's own words, she states: "In a flash, our lives on earth will evaporate like a cloud, but every moment we've spent in the Word is an eternal investment in the treasury of heaven." Well said, Ms. Moore! Jesus the One and Only was a great read that I would highly recommend!

  • Heather's Mum
    2018-11-15 07:47

    The author, Beth Moore, is a down to earth, unpretentious personable "gal." At no time does one feel that they are being "preached to." Although not pushy, Beth is a knowledgeable teacher. The book, as well as the complimentary video, is well documented with scripture and frequent references to original script and accurate translation. Her teaching relates well with the modern woman.One special highlight I learned from her study was the revelation of the power of God's original name ehyeh - translated into English as "I am." When the guards arrested our Christ in the garden, they asked which man was Jesus. The Son of God, responded with "I am." (Beth pointed out that most Bible translations CHANGE the accurate translation of Jesus' response by adding the word "he" and thereby read "I am he.") The simple words "I am" (God's own name for Himself as identified in Exodus 3:14), spoken with the authority of the one true God produced such power as to literally knock the men to the ground. How awesome is that? The compatible workbook to Jesus The One and Only was a bit tedious and at times felt silly & condescending. Given the need to meet the needs of a broad and diverse span of Bible students of all ages, one can be forgiving of the simplistic nature of the study guide. My advice: Read the book, watch the video (DVD), but skip the workbook unless you are a babe in Christ.

  • Julie Hicks
    2018-11-03 13:45

    Wonderful Study on Jesus Christ lifeI love how Beth Moore makes one feel as if they are there in that moment with her additions to scripture understanding. Her studies and devotions always move my heart and strengthen my faith. This study took what I knew about Christ and raised it to another level of deeper understanding. I highly recommend it!!!

  • Isa Lavinia
    2018-11-03 07:54

    I started reading this book thinking it would be a serious study about the time period and the works concerning the topic. I was especially looking forward to etymological analysis (which I was led to believe from reviews was a key component of the book). Instead I found a personal interpretation of the Gospel of Luke, with an "imagine what so-and-so felt when" every other sentence. Mea culpa, I suppose.I'm sure it must be very inspirational for those looking for such things, but it's not for me, no disrespect intended.

  • Heather
    2018-11-06 11:46

    Taking this as a very loose interpretation that doesn't seem well-researched, this isn't a terrible book. This is probably my favorite of anything written by Moore, but that's honestly not saying much. It was interesting to read, and would add dynamic if reading concurrently with the gospel of Luke. I absolutely would not recommend this as a standalone without extensive prior knowledge of the gospels (all four of them).

  • Kelli
    2018-10-28 12:09

    Second best to hearing Beth Moore speak, is reading her words. I read this in 2006, and really began to see more clear what Christ did for us much more preciously after reading this book. I learned so much, because Beth is rich in History and background. My biggest 'want' from an author is, did they do research? All of Beth Moore's books have so much of her heart in them, her love for the Word, and for Christ. Awesome book!

  • Margaret Mawhinney
    2018-10-22 07:39

    Jesus,the One and OnlyI loved how Beth Moore made the amazing journey of Jesus's life here on earth so easy to understand. I felt she was sitting in a room with me explaining all over coffee. I laughed,cried,felt deep emotional pain,and even forgiveness. " yes Jesus loves me,the bible and (Beth) tell me so"

  • Terrie
    2018-11-12 11:57

    I have so much I want to read, that I have several books going at once. At beginning of each chapter there is a passage of our comes my BIBLE....then read the chapter. For more clarity out comes one or both of my BIBLE Handbook and I read more in the Book of Luke.

  • Julie
    2018-11-07 08:55

    An Intimate Look at Jesus from birth until His resurrection. Obviously she couldn't cover everything, but she takes significant happenings throughout His life on earth and expounds on them.I think this book is more effective if you read and talk about it with someone else.

  • valerie
    2018-11-11 08:54

    This was a helpful companion while I was studying the book of Luke.

  • Karen Korb
    2018-11-02 12:50

    About The Book: In her previous books, Beth Moore has introduced her readers to David and Paul. In Jesus, the One and Only, Beth introduces them to an intimate Savior as they get a close-up and personal portrait of the life of Jesus the Messiah.But this is far more than just a work on the life of Christ. As He has done in the past, God uses Beth’s words to woo the reader into a romance with the One and Only. The reader comes to know Christ personally, watching and listening as He breaks up a funeral by raising the dead, confronts conniving religious leaders of His day, teaches on a Galilean hillside, or walks on the waves and calms the storm.About The Author: "Known for presenting Scripture in living color, Christian speaker and Bible study author Beth Moore enjoys getting to serve women of every age and denomination, and she is passionate about women knowing and loving the Word of God. Beth's broad collection of LifeWay women Bible studies covers relevant topics from believing God to be Who He says He is to loving difficult people. Each in-depth study guides you on your faith journey. Beth and husband Keith praise God for over 30 years of marriage. They enjoy traveling, hiking, drinking coffee on the back porch, eating Mexican food, making each other laugh, walking their dogs, and being grandparents."My Thoughts On The Book: How can I tell you in just a few short words how Beth Moore inspires me with every single book I have read or bible study I have participated in? I will be honest and say it is impossible. Yet, within the pages of this particular book author, Beth Moore touches me once more as she takes her reader on a personal journey sharing just how to know Jesus personally. The book is divided into 10 different sections with 53 chapters. Each chapter begins with a Bible verse and focuses on a different aspect of Christ and how we should apply that particular theme to our lives personally. I am a huge Beth Moore fan and this book does not disappoint. As with all of her other books this book was well written and inspiring. I could not get enough of the message each nugget held for me. The book was an adventure that I want to take to be wrapped up in Jesus’ unconditional love. When Beth Moore shares Jesus with you it is an intimate relationship that she offers you. She knows her Jesus….personally.Disclaimer: I received this book free of charge from Shelton Interactive in exchange for my honest review.

  • Meagan Myhren-bennett
    2018-10-21 13:48

    Jesus the One and OnlyBy Beth MooreJesus the One and Only takes one on a journey - a journey of the life of Jesus as seen through the eyes of Luke. Luke is unique in his perspective in that he was the only Gentile Gospel writer, he was inspired by God to write this account. Where the other writers assume the reader is familiar with the culture of the day, Luke focuses on the Jewishness of Christ and the culture in which He lived. Through Luke we see how Jesus was and is the fulfillment of Jewish law and God's promises to humanity.We see Jesus experiencing the human experience living as an ordinary average person. Just as Jesus asked questions, as a child in the Temple, we too should ask questions so that we may come to a greater understanding of God. Only by seeking answers can our faith grow. But asking isn't enough, we must also listen to the answers. Growth and understanding are not instantaneous and it may take time to understand the answers and how they apply to us.We see through the temptations of Jesus that temptation is not a sign of God's displeasure. When facing temptation don't fight with your words instead do as Jesus did and fight Satan with God's Word.Through Luke's Gospel we learn that no one goes unnoticed by Christ. Studying the Bible is proof that we are the family of God. The scars of the Crucifixion are a testament of this notice and love that Jesus has for us. Jesus the One and Only has 53 chapters that cover select verses in the Gospel of Luke, every single verse is not discussed, but this in no way detracts from this study. This study is perfect for the individual or in a group setting. This book will help you to actively engage with God's message and not just sit on the side and watch. We need to seek out seek out God and this book will give you a good starting point to change your life and to become more effective in your daily relationship with Him.I was provided a copy of this book through Shelton Interactive in exchange for my honest review.Available from B&H Publishing Group and other retailers.

  • Adam Balshan
    2018-11-07 08:43

    1.5 stars [Theology]I have little good to say about this book, unfortunately, written by a sister in the Lord. It is highly dumbed-down Christology, with oodles of [Myers-Briggs] ENFP, gushing conjecture about unnecessary details added to the biblical story, which are often dubious, and sometimes non-credible. Original language analysis was non-scholarly and superficial; it sounded like it was regurgitated right out of a concordance. Common knowledge abounds; you won't read almost anything novel (typically considered the reason for going to the trouble to publish a book in the first place). It is oddly denigrating to the disciples. Often oversimplified. A common phrase of Moore's begins, "I'm not sure, but...," and it isn't an, "I'm not sure..." in the humble, academic way which nevertheless contains competence. It is the "I'm not sure, but..." that you hear when one is about to hear a conspiracy theory or piece of unsubstantiated gossip. The only good things I remember are one small section about an Isaiah scroll, and perhaps some of the emotion conjectured about Jesus's death and resurrection in the end. I do concede, though, that as I am a strong INTJ, Mrs. Moore's effusive ENFPness has a little to do with my dislike of her book. Perhaps "EFPs" will enjoy it slightly more than my review warrants. In general, however, I would highly recommend not reading this book unless one happens to have a copy, no other books, and a lot of spare time, or if one operates on a 6th-grade reading level (as is apparently becoming the norm in our country) and doesn't mind tangential conjecture every paragraph or two.

  • Jill
    2018-10-26 07:39

    “Jesus, the One and Only” is an invitation to know Christ personally. Beth Moore, writer and teacher of best-selling books and Bible studies, uses the book of Luke as her guide as she leads readers through a study that will open your eyes to the life and character of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.This book complements Moore’s “Jesus, the One and Only” Bible study but can also be read separately. Beginning with the story of John the Baptist and ending with the ascension after the death and resurrection of Christ, Moore uses her talent of teaching the Word to present truths about Jesus that will help you understand His teachings so you can apply them to your life.Moore takes a biblical approach but does take some liberty in imagining what would have been going on which some may find off-putting. However, she does let the reader know when her imagination takes over. I enjoy these little diversions as she shows us the culture of the time and what Jesus might have been doing and what others were thinking as He taught and preached.This book will enhance a study of Christ and will lead to a better understanding of the time period He lived in and why people reacted the way they did.Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Shelton Interactive in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

  • Amanda Tranmer
    2018-10-19 13:55

    This book is about what the title says it's about. Jesus. The one and only. Except read that title with a catch in your throat and tears in your eyes. You'll be closer to the truth. This isn't a book for intellectuals. It's a bible study for seeking hearts. I made the mistake of trying to read through it at first. Don't do that. It isn't a read through book. It's a study in Luke of Jesus. Read and meditate on the biblical passages straight from the word alongside the book to experience it properly, to "walk where he walked," as Beth says. It isn't a book about knowing more about Jesus. It's a book meant to open a way to love him more.I have read books that presume much in the theatrical exposition of Jesus stories. It always makes me wary. We don't want to add to the truth of God's word. Beth is very skilled at created beautiful word pictures, of making you think beyond the words, but is always careful to not cross the line into uncertain doctrine. She's careful to qualify things that go beyond our certain understanding with statements like "I believe," or, "consider the possibilty," or "what if." It's one of the things I appreciate about her teaching style. She strikes a good balance between putting your feet in the sand where Jesus walked and keeping your head out of the clouds of make-believe in this one. If one thing comes through, it's her genuine surrender and passion for Jesus (the one and only!) And it's infectious.

  • Lori Church
    2018-11-02 15:46

    I've read and studied Beth Moore's stuff before. I really like her and appreciate her heart. She's truly my sister in Christ. That being said, this book took my mind/heart to a place where I could just imagine my First Love. I'd think those of us who have been in love, or truly love someone, like to think of them and how they look, feel, they feel about things, their insights..... Like the song, "I keep falling in love with Him, over and over and over and over again....." (good hymn) As I read, I kept closing the book and delving into scriptures and just talking to my Jesus and seeking/loving on Him, first and foremost.....I know I do that and "all these things will be added unto me...." (Matt 6: 33) I have been married to my Godly hubby for yrs. now and if I didn't think of him, aspects of him, his loving heart and then, and grow in that......what kind relationship would we have? Well done....way to follow God's leading, Beth!

  • Helen
    2018-10-21 11:42

    Loved this study of the Gospel of Luke. Beth Moore has an incredible gift of digging deep into the Scripture and making it relate to my day to day walk with Jesus. I saved the chapter about Jesus' trials, suffering and crucifixion for Good Friday. Oh how glorious my Good Friday was this year as I read through all four Gospel accounts along with Beth's insight. Experiencing Jesus love for me as I meditated on His willingness to suffer so greatly for me! He bore my sin and received the wrath of God that I deserved so that I could receive grace, mercy and eternal life. Then to read on Easter Sunday, the account of His resurrection with new eyes. Beth gives a freshness to the Scriptures that made it feel like I was reading them for the first time. God has truly blessed her with a beautiful gift that I am thankful to have experienced.I highly recommend this book and I expect to read it again.

  • Tima
    2018-11-08 15:06

    The author takes you on a personal journey with her as she explores how to know Jesus personally. The book is broken up into 10 different sections with 53 chapters. Each chapter begins with a Bible verse and focuses on a different aspect of Christ and how to apply that to our lives personally. The author's approach is on a personal level instead of a more scholarly level. The book was well written and inspiring. It is a large book, but the personal aspect of it helps the reading to go by quickly. If the time is taken to absorb each thought, the book will be an encouraging and enlightening experience. My only complaint is a personal one. There are books that click, that the author somehow speaks my language. This was not that book. I enjoyed the message, but the writing just never spoke to me. But as I mentioned, this is a personal thing and not really against the book.I received this book free of charge from Shelton Interactive in exchange for my honest review.

  • Sinar
    2018-11-13 07:40

    This is my primary during my bible study group. We got to study this right before Easter so it was pretty good timing. But it was not the 'timing' I'm talking about here. It is a very 'close-look' book that studies Jesus in person in-depth. How would you imagine Jesus as? How tall, his skin color, his hair type, his body build, eyes color, his clothing style? By learning through the historical facts and geological facts of when and where Jesus lived - probably not many of us would want to get to know Him in first place if we ever met Him, before we HEAR Him talking. Talks about His passions to us, His cares, His minds and His determinations and His wonderful works. Man... you OUGHT to read this and find yourself to be on your way to want to be more like Him.

  • David
    2018-11-03 11:47

    This book was lent to me about a year ago and I was always feeling guilty of not reading it. Beth Moore takes the reader through the gospel of Luke.The book is more geared towards women obviously and several times she makes comments that the women in her...She goes into several fictional what if's in the book that is acceptable and entertaining but not that edifying.Overall the book is faithful to the text. It might be a recommended read for women; however, I would rate her slightly higher than Max Lucado but much lower than Carson. Overall I think there are better books out there but it was an easy read.

  • Courtney
    2018-11-02 10:43

    This is a lovely, easy read on the gospel of Luke. I'd never read anything by Beth Moore before, and while she can be a bit cheesy at times, you can't help but feel her heart for the Lord-- her palpable desire for you the reader to have your life changed in the way hers was just jumps off the page. Moore has a real talent for making a few verses of a Bible event come alive. She invites you to be there, experiencing viscerally what Mary felt as a young mother, or what Jesus felt when people came to Him to be healed...she reads between the words we've all read over dozens of times, and ponders them in a new way. I'd recommend this to anyone who wants to get to know Jesus more.

  • TomFabrizio
    2018-10-18 07:52

    A very good study on Luke's GospelThis was my first book by Beth Moore, not sure why it took so long, but it won't be my last. Beth covers the Gospel of Luke in a warm simple fashion bringing each chapter alive as she pushes us to not just study this Gospel story but to become part of it.She brings the story alive and really gives you that "I was there" feeling as she covers story by story the life of Jesus. This was one of the best books I've read on the life of Jesus, probably because she makes Jesus so real. I loved this book and would encourage anyone who is looking to bring Jesus to life to read it.

  • Hosanna
    2018-11-16 09:57

    Jesus, the One and Onlyis a great way to read through the book of Luke, examining Jesus' life and mission! It goes into depth, searching the meanings of original language and explaining things that you might otherwise miss. I really enjoyed going through Luke with Beth Moore! Her writing is clear and makes you feel like you really know her. She is full of love for Jesus. (and for her readers) I love her style of writing, which made it easier for me to study this book of the Bible! I recommend her books to anyone who wants to get more in depth in the Bible, and more in love with our Savior!

  •  Northern Light
    2018-11-01 08:57

    This is the first of Beth Moore's books I've read and it definitely won't be the last. In this book she goes through the book of Luke in detail as if you were actually well and although some of her observations stretch the point a bit she really does make you feel as if you were really there. I did find the constant references to crying a little wearing at times but loved the little insites into her family. If you want a book which is easy to read but teaches great wisdom about Jesus' life then this is for you.

  • Sara
    2018-11-07 16:00

    This study on the book of Luke is the first book I've read by Moore. I thought she did a good job. Her writing style is simple and accessible. Although she didn't cover all events in Luke the reader definitely comes away with a better understanding of Luke's gospel. My one criticism is that her writing style is very informal. If I had been the editor I would have tightened a lot of that up :) overall a wonderful devotional book.

  • Carol
    2018-10-16 09:46

    Read this because a visiting pastor highly recommended it. The writing style wasn't for me - too much "gushing" and familiarity in her style. That said, she does have a talent for making the story come alive and made some interesting and helpful observations. Overall, not a book I would recommend to others.

  • Tommy Grooms
    2018-11-14 09:40

    This book sought to emote the story of Jesus, and I thought it accomplished its goal pretty well. Beth Moore's commentary can be a little wearisome, and I can take or leave most of it ("I can almost imagine Jesus thinking..." "I like to imagine the disciples felt..." etc.), but there were enough moments of lucid exegesis that made this book well worth reading in small doses.

  • Laurie
    2018-11-13 15:43

    I actually had not read anything by Beth Moore, but I had heard so much about her Bible studies, etc. I will post meaningful passages later.

  • Marnie
    2018-10-18 13:08

    I loved the insight she provided to the Gospels.

  • Carrie
    2018-11-12 07:54

    My dear friends Megan and Emilie did this as a Bible Study with audio. This is not one to miss!