Judah Smith: "Jesus Is ______" Book, New York Times Best Seller & Moving People Closer to Jesus

Matt LloydApr 16, 2013 04:41 PM EDT

Judah Smith, the popular pastor at City Community Church in the greater Seattle area is the author of a new book entitled, "Jesus Is ______".  The book has already become a New York Times best seller is a fun, exciting and challenging book for Christians and non-Christians a like.  

On the official website this is how the book is described, "JESUS IS ____.  How would you finish that sentence?  The subject is there, and so is the verb, but what comes next? Your answer could shed light on the path to becoming who you were made to be.  In these pages, Judah Smith fills out that sentence again and again, each time further revealing the character of Jesus.  He writes as if to a friend, illustrating the importance of Christ's message to modern men and women. This is a book for new believers, for lifelong followers, and for the merely curious.  Judah Smith shows us the Jesus that somber paintings and hymns fail to capture. With passion, humor, and conviction, he shows that Jesus is life. Jesus is grace. Jesus is your friend. Jesus is a new and better way to be human."

Smith and his close friend and pastor, Carl Lentz, of Hillsong NYC have been able to spread this book to famous athletes such as NBA players, Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and Tyson Chandler.  J.J. Redick, former basketball player at Duke and now playing for the Milwaukee Bucks just took an instagram picture of him reading the book on one of their road trips a few days ago.  Pro PGA golfer Bubba Watson actually wrote the forward for Smith's book even.  Smith and Watson have become friends and Smith actually caddies for Watson at golf tournaments from time to time.  These athletes have used their social media to present the book to their millions of followers and hopefully will end up changing many lives because of it.  

Justin Bieber as well has endorsed the book and even posted pictures on his social media about it.  Bieber calls Smith his pastor and the two have fostered a relationship over the years.  

Craig Groeschel, Senior Pastor of LifeChurch.tv and Author of Soul Detox, Clean Living in a Contaminated World says this about the book, ""Who is Jesus to you? Finding the answer to this question will change your life forever. Judah Smith is on a mission to share the truth about Jesus, and if you are searching to know more, you will find it in Jesus Is _______."

Brian Houston, Senior Pastor, Hillsong Church also gave this review of Smith's book, "I am honoured that Judah considers me his Pastor. His understanding of who Christ is, of who he is in Christ, and his passion to see people know Jesus is contagious and well beyond his years. This is his life message - to discover the person of Christ and communicate the truth of who Jesus is. We may never know the fullness of the Son of Man this side of eternity and words may fail when we try to uncover who Jesus Is ______ - but Judah's revelation in this book will set you on a journey of falling even more in love with the unending characteristics of the greatest man who ever lived."

Let us pray that this book will reach millions of people and many will come to Jesus maybe with this book as the first step in their journey.   

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