Jesus Is by Judah Smith Review

Jesus Is, written by Judah Smith, is a New York Times Bestseller!  If that does not reel you in, keep reading!    Now this bestseller is available in student edition.  Geared for ages 10-14, this book will help your child to discover who Jesus is.  It is divided into 6 sections:

Jesus is Your Friend

Jesus is Grace

Jesus is the Point

Jesus is Happy

Jesus is Here

Jesus is Alive

As your child delves deeper into in each chapter, new truths are revealed and light is shown on just how Jesus fits into their daily lives.   Written on a level that students can understand, Judah Smith  helps students discover who Jesus really IS!  Students begin to understand and develop a closer relationship with the Son. As a parent, I really enjoyed the discussion questions at the end of each chapter. 

Are you looking for a book to study with your child?  Your Youth Group?  Look no further!  This book will help bring your child or students closer to discovering who Jesus IS!  Check out the first chapter of the adult version of Jesus Is here.


In Jesus Is _______.

Student Edition, popular speaker, New York Times Best Selling author, and former youth pastor Judah Smith reveals the character of Jesus and the importance of Christ’s message. Adapted for a student’s age and life experience, this compelling book will get younger readers thinking about what Jesus means to them. Judah Smith, pastor of the City Church in Seattle, Washington, is a former youth minister. He understands kids and writes as if to a friend. With enthusiasm and humor, Smith shows that Jesus is life, Jesus is grace, and Jesus is your friend. The student edition includes new content for younger readers ages 10–14—humorous lists, callouts of key text, sidebars with additional information, and discussion questions. This book will allow students to grow with Jesus from a young age and to know that the point of life is having a real, honest relationship with Jesus.


Judah and Chelsea Smith are the lead pastors of the City Church in Seattle, Washington. Judah is a well-known speaker at conferences and churches around the world. His humorous yet poignant messages demystify the Bible and show people who Jesus is in their everyday life.

Prior to assuming the lead pastorate in 2009, Judah led the youth ministry of The City Church for ten years. He has authored several books and is a popular voice on Twitter (@judahsmith).

Judah and Chelsea have three children: Zion, Eliott, and Grace. Judah is an avid golfer and all-around sports fan. He believes the Seahawks are God’s favorite team and is praying for the Sonics to come back to Seattle.

Social Media Connections

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Judah Smith Twitter

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If you truly grasp the concept of this book it will change your life. We all have questions about our faith. Judah has a gift of navigating through all the religious rhetoric and sheds light on who God is, in a way I’ve never seen before. At the end of this book I guarantee you will feel loved by your Creator.

–Jason Kennedy, E! News correspondent

For so many of us, our concept of Jesus comes from culture and tradition, not what the Bible actually says. With compelling passion and creativity, Judah helps us look through the clutter of stereotypes and connects us to who Jesus really is. The truths in this book will change your life!

–Chris Hodges, Senior Pastor, Church of the Highlands, Author of Fresh Air

Perhaps the most daunting and humbling task we have as Christians is to finish the sentence “Jesus is…” As many of us saved by his grace are aware, He is King. He is Lord. He is salvation. But to many in our world, He is most prominently..misunderstood. There is not another human being on earth that I know personally, that could tackle a book subject like this as well as Judah Smith. To Judah, Jesus is everything. And from that platform he writes this book..I eagerly await its impact in my city, NEW YORK CITY, and beyond… it’s overdue.

–Carl Lentz, Lead Pastor, Hillsong NYC

I am honoured that Judah considers me his Pastor. His understanding of who Christ is, of who he is in Christ, and his passion to see people know Jesus is contagious and well beyond his years. This is his life message – to discover the person of Christ and communicate the truth of who Jesus is. We may never know the fullness of the Son of Man this side of eternity and words may fail when we try to uncover who Jesus Is ______ – but Judah’s revelation in this book will set you on a journey of falling even more in love with the unending characteristics of the greatest man who ever lived…

— Brian Houston, Senior Pastor, Hillsong Church

Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”):    Opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post. 

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