In today’s modern world we love to know the detail about people’s lives. Reality shows abound, some not so good, but some very interesting ones, which give us an insight into the life behind the image.
When we read of people encountering Jesus we marvel at their stories, but Kay opens the stories up for us even more, gives us a measured insight into the lives of the people who met Jesus – the situations they were facing, the thoughts that might have been running through their minds and, of course, the transformation that emerged from those special meetings with Jesus.
Not only does Kay lead us into more detail of people’s lives and help us to understand the stories more fully, she then touches our own lives with words of prayer that open up our own minds and imaginations…and possible transformation by the Lord in our lives too?
In our all-too-busy lives, take time out to enjoy these reflections and the blessings they bring. Thank you Kay, for sharing them with us.
Rev Robert S.T. Allan LLB DipLP BD Falkirk Trinity Church
These meditations encourage us to explore deeply some well-known stories of people Jesus met and whose lives he touched. There is something special about being taken ‘inside’ the story to imagine what it might have felt like to be there and to experience the presence, the power and the healing touch of Jesus. Reading these meditations it feels as if Jesus himself is speaking words of hope and healing to us today.
In this latest series of Biblical vignettes, Kay Brown grants us privileged access to the innermost thoughts and feelings of familiar characters from the Gospels as they encounter this man, Jesus of Nazareth. It is surely a gift to be able to take a mere handful of Scripture verses and amplify them into such vivid and expressive pen portraits. You cannot fail to be moved by Kay’s tender interpretations of these life-changing interactions with Jesus.
Now I See joins Kay's two previous books in showing her insightfulness and empathy that found me reading again these familiar scripture stories with new eyes. They are not only for personal reading. A meditation from her second book Born for You was an uplifting part of worship in an Advent Service organised by the local Guild Council. This book, with the others, would make a useful aid for group Bible Study.