BOOKS: FIRST WORDS OF JESUS
First words begin to unveil personalities, passions, and - for Jesus - His purpose. With His first recorded words, Jesus's purpose became clear both for that moment and for the remainder of His beautiful, tragic, and triumphant life, stretching from the wooden cradle in Bethlehem to the wooden cross on Calvary.
First Words of Jesus offers an engaging look at the beginning of Jesus's life to help you understand His ultimate purpose as it related to each point in His life and uncover the thread of redemption masterfully woven throughout history.
"I love Christmas. Though my parents never had a dime to spare, that didn't stop Christmas from filling our home with joy. As I wrote in my book, A Simple Christmas, the very first Christmas was so simple it had all the makings of a first-class disaster. It's a miracle it turned out well at all. In fact, that's the whole point. It was the greatest miracle of all time. Stu Epperson's First Words of Jesus gives us a thought - provoking and engaging look at how that simple and miraculous Christmas connects us to the Resurrection, how the cradle is connected to the Cross. I highly recommend it."
- Governor Mike Huckabee
"It might be the most wonderful time of the year, but the busyness of Christmas often distracts us from what's really important. In First Words of Jesus, Stu Epperson uses the characters of the biblical Christmas story to remind us that Jesus didn't just come to earth as a baby. He came to fulfill a mission: to be about His Father's business."
- Dave Ramsey, best-selling author and nationally syndicated radio show host
"I heartily recommend First Words of Jesus: From the Cradle to the Cross."
- Joni Eareckson Tada, Joni and Friends International Disability Center
"It is more common to focus on the last words of Jesus which Stu Epperson did in his first book. I have heard many sermons on Jesus's last words from the Cross. However, I have never heard a sermon on the first words of Jesus. In this sequel, Stu takes the reader back to the first recorded words of Jesus. I think that pastors and laymen will find this book an interesting read. I highly recommend it."
- Gary Chapman, author of the The Five Love Languages