Warren W. Wiersbe is one of my favorite Christian writers because he is biblical, encouraging, and practical. This offering is no different and especially offers much encouragement for the weary Christian. In this journey through the 'I Am' sayings of Jesus, and treatments of many other Scripture passages as well, Wiersbe articulates the amazing difference Jesus makes today in the lives of those who are followers of Him.
There is great encouragement to be found in the pages of this book for those who want to understand who Jesus is, why He came as God incarnate, and how He helps us today. I found this book to be a great reminder that Jesus is more than a historical person or a distant deity. He is alive and present in our lives and more than ready to help us bear fruit for that which will last for eternity. The 'I Am' sayings dealt with in this book are a wonderful picture of how Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever, and demonstrate how we get to be an integral part of these realities.
I highly recommend this book for understanding and applying the 'I Am' sayings of Jesus and the bonus chapters that also show how Jesus makes all the difference in having an abundant life through Him in the here and now.
In Jesus in the Present Tense, Dr. Warren W. Wiersbe explores the “I AM” statements of God—from His burning bush conversation with Moses, to His powerful reassurances to the Israelites, to Jesus’s startling claim to be the Light of the World. Many Christians find themselves mired in past regrets or future fears, but the name of God itself reminds readers that God wants them to live in the present. The more readers understand and apply God’s I AM statements from the Old and New Testaments, the more they will realize God’s peace and joy. Then they will be free to live, serve, and know God more richly in the present tense—which is just where He wants them to be.
About the Author
Dr. Warren W. Wiersbe (1929-2019) was an internationally known Bible teacher, author, and conference speaker. He served as the pastor of Moody Church in Chicago from 1971 to 1978. In his lifetime, Dr. Wiersbe wrote over 170 books--including the popular BE series, which has sold over four million copies. Dr. Wiersbe was awarded the Gold Medallion Lifetime Achievement by the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA). His writing will impact generations to come.