After collecting material about the greatness of Jesus for many decades, Blake Western has finally compiled his notes into a compelling new book of devotion and inspiration. ‘There’s No One Like Jesus’ focuses on the great leader’s deity, his humanity, his miracles, his friendship, his service, his influence, his freshness and everything else in between. Deliberately short and to-the-point, Western’s volume will help anyone uncover the satisfaction and joy they crave.
Purcell, OK -- (SBWIRE) -- 02/26/2015 -- Along with hundreds of millions of others, Blake Western has spent his entire life praising Jesus as the sacrifice for sins, the Great High Priest and the Pioneer that always leads the way. Now in his eightieth year, Western took the bold decision to compile the notes he has spent years collecting about Jesus' greatness into a life-changing book for Christians everywhere.
'There's No One Like Jesus' expresses the uniqueness of Jesus in a powerful yet incredibly simple way. It's the perfect volume for those who want to appreciate his influence on history, while growing ever-closer to their faith.
No one book, or even all books together, can tell fully the greatness of Jesus Christ. Although that is true, we can point to the things that God has revealed in His word. He is far greater than our greatest imaginations. He is fully God but also fully man. He not only created the universe, but He also holds it all together. He is both the sacrifice for our sins and our Great High Priest. He is ever the Pioneer, leading the way.
Do we look for a love beyond full human comprehension? There is no one like Jesus in His love. Do we look for a power that can not only change us, but also change society? There is no one like Jesus in what He can do. Do we look for one who knows the future and will lead us into the future? Jesus is the only one who can do that.
Jesus surpasses the greatest human beings in His character traits. He excels in all His ministries. He is unique from whatever perspective we look at Him. Here is a person who will never disappoint and will never bore us. He is new even though He is eternal. If you want an anchor for all of life, Jesus is the only one dependable. There is no one more exciting, no one more wonderful, and nothing more beautiful than Jesus. Jesus is everything you will ever need, and He is more than everything you could possibly desire. He is all in all in one person!
"The great thing about this book is that it doesn't dive deep into theological discussion, but rather provides punchy devotion and inspiration that can be observed when readers need it the most," explains the author, who teaches a popular class on the pre-eminence of Christ and makes frequent short-term mission trips to destinations around the world. "It is vital for people to know Jesus in a deeply personal way and, as a person who is unmatched in terms of beauty and power, I hope my book gives beauty to the readers that will come to better know Him."
Continuing, "We live in a time of discord, and people are searching for joy and harmony more than ever before. I hope that this book allows people to quickly grasp who Jesus is and what he has been doing throughout history. With this newfound knowledge they can easily build an intimate relationship with him, and bow to confess that he is Lord of all."
Since its release, the book has garnered a string of rave reviews. John M. comments, "Fantastic book; I really enjoyed reading it. Blake's own relationship with Jesus is evident throughout every page. He is describing the many attributes of his closest Friend. Refreshing, uplifting, and well-written."
David B. Young adds, "Can I give six stars? This is a super read. The most thrilling book I have read this year, and that is saying something. It is fast paced and yet filled with stunning insights. This is not a how-to book. It is not filled with advice. It is simply the most stirring presentation of the person of Jesus, I have ever read."
'There's No One Like Jesus', from Ambassador International, is available now:
About Blake Western
Blake Western graduated from Oklahoma Baptist University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He was a pastor in Oklahoma for 6 years and then served with the International Mission Board, SBC, in Japan for more than 30 years. Now retired, he continues to take short-term mission trips to different countries. One of the classes that he has taught many times is on the preeminence of Christ.