Wednesday, February 15, 2012

JALAPENO CORNBREAD/BOOK REVIEW: THE JESUS WE MISSED BY PATRICK HENRY REARDON

A couple of days ago, I posted my recipe for  Collard Greens.  At the time, I said you had to serve greens with cornbread, but I neglected to tell you how I made my cornbread.  Now, somedays when I'm in a hurry, just plain ol' Southern style cornbread will do just fine.  BTW, cornbread should never taste sweet.  That's a dead giveaway that you moved down here from the North.  Anyway, when I have time, we really like this recipe for Jalapeno Cornbread.  I've been making this forever, and have no idea where the recipe originated.  Mom probably gave it to me, but where she got it, I have no idea.  There are many similar versions of this floating around, so it will probably sound familiar to many readers.


JALAPENO CORNBREAD

1 1/2 c self-rising corn meal
2/3 c vegetable oil
1 can cream-style corn
1/2 lb grated cheddar cheese
3 eggs
1 c buttermilk
1 tsp jalapeno, minced
1 tsp green bell pepper, minced
1 small onion, minced

Mix all ingredients well. Spray baking dish with Cooking Spray. Pour batter into dish and bake at 325 degrees for one hour.

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BOOK REVIEW

The Jesus We Missed by Patrick Henry Reardon    

In his latest work, Pastor Patrick Reardon, noted theologian and scholar, examines the humanity of Christ.  By an exhaustive study of the Gospels, narrated by those who knew Him best, Reardon discovers for us the human, earthly Jesus who walked the shores of Galilee with his disciples.  While in no way denigrating or ignoring the deity of Christ, this work seeks to bring Him to life as only those who knew him "in the flesh" could have seen.  The author presents Jesus as "of one being with the Father" - one person, not two- not part God, part man, but completely both, at once.

As one who has often pondered this very subject, I found this book to be very enlightening.  So little is known about the earthly walk of Jesus, that for most Christians He may seem more of a distant, untouchable Savior.  It is somehow comforting to me to realize that upon a closer look at the Scriptures (especially in the original Greek, Aramaic, or Hebrew) that Jesus was not only compassionate in the broad sense, but toward individuals.  When I saw how often He called persons by name, it became clear to me that He sees me as an individual and knows me by name.  To see that He respected and valued the women who followed His ministry shows me that I am not lower in His eyes because I am a woman.  He becomes more attainable when we realize that He must have had a sense of humor.  And, perhaps most important, to truly understand that He felt the temptation of Satan just as we do (Hebrews 4:15) shows us that He understands when we are tempted, but we also know that we also can resist the Tempter.  

In summary, this is an excellent study for clergy and laypersons alike. For anyone who wants an in-depth study of the Scriptures pertaining to the life of Christ, this should be an enjoyable exercise.  And if the reader has not previously studied the original Greek and Aramaic text, this book is the perfect introduction.  

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com <http://BookSneeze®.com> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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Until next time, Happy Cooking!  : )

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