When Jesus Was a Green-Eyed Brunette weaves heartwarming and miraculous stories of Jesus showing up in ordinary people, revealing that He knows us and is fully present in our everyday circumstances, especially in our difficulties. Those hurting and weary from worn-out religion are longing for a fresh touch from the living Jesus. Best-selling author Max Davis challenges us to do more than simply receive God’s grace—we need to allow grace to soften, change, and shape us. As you read this book you will laugh, cry, and come face-to-face with the living Jesus, much like Davis did, when he found Him living in a green-eyed brunette. As Davis puts it, “Jesus is very much alive today and still does incredible things—sometimes supernatural things—through us!”
Remember that old saying, “Never judge a book by its cover”? In this case, the saying should be, “Never judge a book by its name”. Though the title of the book may be unsettling to a few, a closer look at the subtitle and the description on the back of the book should set those doubts to rest. If the title still bothers you, please get past it. You’ll miss the opportunity to read a wonderful book and the story of When Jesus was a Green-Eyed Brunette to the author!
Speaking of book covers, although When Jesus Was a Green-Eyed Brunette is a paperback book, the cover is surprisingly decadent. The title is textured, raised text. I enjoyed running my fingers over it every time I picked it up. It promises to be more than meets the eye before you open the book!
Each chapter of the book is chock full of stories of Jesus showing up in ordinary people. Chapter 8, An Experience That Removed All Doubt, especially hit home for me. As a caregiver for my unexpectedly terminally ill mother in the recent past, I often think of her last days and how deeply they affected me. In fact, it is the very reason SayLiveLove.com was created. While some would say that this website borders on being too morbid or focused on death at times, a few lines in Mr. Davis’ book caught my attention and confirmed my feelings:
We don’t have to be old or terminally ill to start preparing for death. In fact, it’s never too early to start planning for death. It’s not about being morbid or fatalistic. It’s wise.
A few paragraphs later, Mr. Davis wrote:
Certainly, none of us wants to go before our time, but when we come to a point where we are at peace with dying because we are at peace with our Creator, we are then actually free to really live.
Now, don’t let those lines above make you think this book is depressing. It’s truly an uplifting and empowering book. If you’ve been seeking a closer relationship with Jesus, this book may be the inspiration you seek. Take a sneak peek inside the book on Amazon, and I’m sure you’ll be excited to read the entire book!