Arms Open Wide: A Call to Linger in the Savior’s Presence
By Sherri Gragg / Thomas Nelson
Jesus’ life on earth was a time in history like no other–from his birth, teachings, and healings, to His persecution, death and resurrection. Have you ever wondered what it would have been like to witness the miraculous healing of a leper? To watch Him walk on water from the very boat in which Peter was travelling? To be in the mind of the thief hanging on the cross next to Jesus?
With a storyteller’s giftedness, Sherri Gragg transports you into these life-changing moments where you’ll feel touched, healed, and spiritually blessed by the assurance that the Messiah, the Healer, the Friend is alive and with you now. Experience firsthand the power and devotion of the Savior in your own life. You’ll know Jesus like never before. Hardcover. Includes a presentation page for gift giving.
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Arms Open Wide takes a different look at the events of Jesus’ ministry. Each chapter covers a particular event or time in Jesus’ ministry. The chapters are written from the point of view of the character directly involved in that event. It enables the reader to see Biblical events with a new set of eyes positioned at a different angle. There is a passage of scripture suggested for the reader at the beginning of each chapter, then the biblical event is played out through an alternate perspective. Once a deeper understanding of the event and topic has been achieved, the chapter concludes with a prayer which is closely related to what was just read.
I found Arms Open Wide to be a very refreshing study of Jesus and His ministry. It was nice to be part of the crowd and those characters which were directly affected by the event at that time. In addition to the new look of walking with Jesus, I enjoyed the prayers at each chapter’s end. It was such a great way to reflect on what was just learned and read, by praying for it in my own life.
I would recommend Arms Wide Open to all readers.