Questions Jesus Asks Blog Tour

Shaun Tabatt —  August 12, 2015
Questions Jesus Asks: Where Divinity Meets Humanity Book Cover Questions Jesus Asks: Where Divinity Meets Humanity
Israel Wayne
New Leaf Press
May 2, 2015

Questions penetrate the heart and probe our deepest motives.

Jesus rarely answered questions He was asked, but instead turned the tables by asking a piercing question of His own. Questions Jesus Asks goes through a broad spectrum of these, dealing with issues like morality, suffering, humility, faith, and much more.

  • Explore the unique paradox of Jesus’ divinity and humanity
  • Be challenged by the questions Jesus asks each of us
  • Learn more about Jesus and find the answers to your own life’s questions.

John 17:3 tells us: “And this is eternal life, that they know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.” There is no higher purpose in life than the knowledge of God through His Son. Prepare to learn far more about God and the nature of Jesus than you thought was possible. Jesus asks penetrating questions that cut passed the pretense and reach the target of our hearts.

This week, the Cross Focused Reviewers are participating in a book review blog tour for Questions Jesus Asks by Israel Wayne. Excerpts and links to the reviews will appear below as they are available:

Questions Jesus Asks could be a great discipleship tool or even a devotional.”
Reviewer: Josh Aguilar
Rating: 4 Stars

“Reading this book helped answer many questions I had.”
Reviewer: Jen Brown
Rating: 5 Stars

“There is some good information presented here for the person who is looking for a basic introduction to many of the topics that Wayne introduces, and the occasional bit of humor adds to the presentation.”
Reviewer: Karl Dumas
Rating: 4 Stars

“The questions that Jesus asked can move you from just “knowing another thing” about some facet of Christianity to realizing what it means for you. (And I think He knew that when He asked them.)”
Reviewer: Faith Farrell
Rating: 4 Stars

“It’s a different approach than the standard formula of defining a topic and then going to the text for answers. It strengthens the reader’s interest by using this approach.”
Reviewer: Doug Hibbard
Rating: 4 Stars

“The content is well organized, with a good flow; Wayne’s writing just made me want to keep reading… All in all, Questions Jesus Asks covers a wide range of topics, and it is an excellent book to read.”
Reviewer: H. Marshall
Rating:   Stars

“If you are looking for a book to further your arguments from the Scriptures and to provoke thought, then this is a helpful place to start.”
Reviewer: Melissa Merritt
Rating: 4 Stars

“Israel is able to put this information out there in clear terms for anyone to understand and he doesn’t only use his opinions but others as well. Questions Jesus Asks is a very well rounded, well researched, authoritative read.”
Reviewer: Jalynn Patterson
Rating: 5 Stars

“The chapters are short and accessible but not filled with fluff. I enjoyed this book and plan on using portions of it with my students this year.”
Reviewer: Jon Roberts
Rating: 5 Stars

“I’ve never seen a book on this topic before! I also like the stories Israel Wayne weaves in to make the questions really make sense. I definitely recommend this book!”
Reviewer: Heidi Smith
Rating: 5 Stars

“This book will probe believers to dig deeper into scriptures and discover the answers found in God’s written Word.”
Reviewer: Andrew Smith
Rating: 5 Stars

“If you desire to study the questions of Jesus, this book is for you.”
Reviewer: Theron St. John
Rating: 4 Stars

“This is not an exhaustive apologetic resource, but would be an excellent tool to use in family devotions, small groups, and Sunday school classes as a springboard for discussion. I would recommend that anyone who reads this books should check out the sources cited for additional reading, too, as Mr. Wayne is well-read, especially when it comes to Christian classics.”
Reviewer: Joe Westbrook
Rating: 5 Stars

“I believe Questions Jesus Asks would be an excellent choice for Bible studies, Sunday schools, and family devotions. Also, the fact it is divided into 20 short chapters, each between 6 and 10 pages long, makes it suitable for daily devotional reading as well.”
Reviewer: Marcia Wilwerding
Rating: 5 Stars

“Wayne writes in a humorous and engaging manner while at the same time letting the readers interact with the words of Jesus in each of the chapter. I highly enjoyed reading this book and would recommend this book to anyone who is new to the christian faith to read it. Pastors who are interested to grow their youth groups in doctrinal studies can also use this book as a platform to discuss about the points raised in each chapter.”
Reviewer: Chris Ho
Rating: 4 Stars

“You’ll find this book to be refreshing and monumental in your growth of faith in Jesus.”
Reviewer: Louis Zinc
Rating: 5 Stars

“I really enjoy Israel Wayne’s writing style, and the manner in which he presents his subject matter. Both Questions God Asks and Questions Jesus Asks are informative and interesting to read. I highly recommend them for middle school and up.”
Reviewer: Danika cooley
Rating: 5 Stars

“This book provides excellent insight, and new perspectives on familiar stories. I highly recommend it.”
Reviewer: Christy Lube
Rating: 5 Stars

“Israel is one smart cookie and he’s clearly put a ton of time and energy into the research that went into this book. This is a non-fiction book that I’ll actually pick up and read again, I’m sure it would make a great addition to any church library as well.”
Reviewer: Heidi Strawser
Rating: 5 Stars

“Overall this is a great read… It will provoke your thoughts and get you thinking.”
Reviewer: Jamie Beyersdorf
Rating: 5 Stars

“Jesus wants to guide us on a journey of discovery and Israel Wayne has provided a very thought-provoking way to embark by examining the Questions Jesus Asks. Now it’s up to us to ask for clarification, seek to understand and knock to open the door of wisdom.”
Reviewer: Doug Myers
Rating:4 Stars

“On the surface this book doesn’t appear to be a book on apologetics, but the basic question regarding the omniscience of Jesus is well handled in the introduction and the appendix. The author does a nice job of sorting out the Historic Christian views on the perplexing question of the divinity and humanity of Christ. Continuing in each of 20 chapters, a defense of historic Christian perspectives on very common questions regarding faith is competently handled.”
Reviewer: William Perkins
Rating: 4 Stars

“…much meat here for the seasoned Christ follower to make this a book worth having on your shelves! Not only in the content of the chapters, but also in the introduction where he deals with the divinity/humanity of Christ, but also in the two appendices. Even these subjects are dealt with in an easy to understand way for non-biblical scholars.”
Reviewer: Evelyn Mae Raymond
Rating: 5 Stars

“In Questions Jesus Asks: Where Divinity Meets Humanity, Israel Wayne looks at the mystery of the incarnate God with a biblical approach…”
Reviewer: Todd Wilson
Rating: 5 Stars

“He speaks on the level of the average person and makes everything really easy to understand. I sincerely enjoyed reading the book and learned a lot. I would recommend this book to others.”
Reviewer: Amanda Talbert
Rating: 4 Stars

Israel Wayne was a recent guest on The Shaun Tabatt Show. You can listen to Shaun and Israel’s discussion on Questions Jesus Asks below: