Book Review: Jesus, Bread, and Chocolate by John J. Thompson


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John Thompson’s Jesus, Bread, and Chocolate is a new Christian living book that seeks to recover a sense of “organic” Christianity that stresses community, relationships, real conversations, and spirituality in contrast to the industrialized, structured, synthetic, and mass market driven approach that he likens to the “industrial, synthetic food.” There are some valuable lessons that is learned through reading this book, which stresses the importance of keeping things real instead of treating people and projects as numbers and success stories. In other words, there is no pragmatic, synthetic approach to ministry.

This book is entertaining and at times insightful, but it is also a bit shallow on biblical theology. It is not one of those books that a Christian should read to grow in his faith, or to learn something important concerning the foundations of the faith. Nevertheless, it is an easy book. I don’t know if I can highly recommend this book, but it’s not something I would dissuade either.

Note: I received this book complimentary from I was not obligated to write a good review, but only my honest opinion.