Jesus, In His Own Words (Book Review)

Jesus, In His Own Words

A number of books have been produced recently which seek to harmonize the four Gospels. These efforts have gone beyond sequencing the accounts in parallel columns. They have instead combined the accounts into a single flowing narrative. John MacArthur’s One Perfect Life and Johnston Cheney’s The Greatest Life are two excellent examples. Such books do not replace the four Gospels, but they serve as a great tool to complement and shed greater light on the originals.

B&H Publishing Group sent me a copy of a new similar effort, but this one has a twist. Like the others, the four Gospels have been combined into a single narrative, but unlike the others, this one has been adapted so that everything is spoken from Jesus’ perspective. Thus the book starts out with the following adaptation from John 1:1–5: