William Mackenzie was very gracious to me in giving me this book (along with a whole bunch of others). This book is a collection of narrative sermons told in the first person from the point of view of someone who lived in Bible times. The result is a kaleidoscopic canvas of imagination richly painted in variegated colors. He starts with the Incarnation, told from Mary’s point of view. He includes the story of John 4, told from the Samaritan woman’s point of view, the Transfiguration told from Peter’s point of view, and the resurrection told from the point of view of a “detective” Roman centurion who came six years later to determine what actually happened. This is a book completely unlike any other you have ever read. May he publish more sermons in the same vein. Alex MacDonald, by the way, is a Reformed pastor in Edinburgh, Scotland (ordained in the Free Church of Scotland).
July 7, 2008 at 10:48 am (Books (reviews and recommendations))