Jamie Blaine is a psychotherapist and crisis interventionist. He’s also a Christian and follower of Jesus Christ. Combine these backgrounds and you have the makings of an interesting book.
Midnight Jesus is a work of creative non-fiction – meaning that Mr. Blaine has written about some of his experiences working with some of the most downtrodden and broken people he’s met while working in a variety of capacities and he still manages to do so in an engaging, entertaining and meaningful manner. His clever, humorous and touching style comes across even in the most heartbreaking of stories. Although many of the stories are deep and sometimes painful, they’re made lighter by the author’s writing, so it was easy to breeze through this book in a day.
Midnight Jesus reminds us that we are all imperfect beings with much to learn. Yet, as imperfect as we are, Jesus loves us, and with open arms, he invites us all to follow him. I have a sense that I share the author’s sentiment regarding the way many “religious” organizations seem to forget that ministering to the whole person, and not just the “good” parts, is what’s most important. It’s easy to be warm and welcoming to individuals who enter our lives with little emotional baggage. The real test for any follower of Jesus is whether or not we’re willing to welcome, encourage and love everyone – even those who are at times the most difficult to love.
5 of 5 Stars, Review by Susan Barton
eBook Review Gal received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.