TheUniqueOneFrontBookCoverNapoleon Bonaparte had an ego twice the size of his own stature. He thought the Duke of Wellington a poor general and the British poor soldiers—at least he thought so before the Battle of Waterloo. But when it came to Jesus Christ, not even Bonaparte’s massive ego could stand with knees locked. “Everything in Christ astonishes me,” Bonaparte wrote.

His spirit overawes me, and his will confounds me. Between him and whoever else in the world, there is no possible term of comparison. He is truly a being by himself. . . . I search in vain in history to find the similar to Jesus Christ, or anything which can approach the gospel. Neither history, nor humanity, nor the ages, nor nature, offer me anything with which I am able to compare it or to explain it. Here everything is extraordinary.

Extraordinary. Cecil Price couldn’t have said it any better, but he came close in The Unique One: 18 Distinctives of Jesus Christ. Price outlines eighteen answers to the most important question in history: who is Jesus Christ?

For millennia skeptics, seekers, sinners, and saints have wrestled with that question. In Jesus’ own day, people who saw Him perform miracles and heard Him preach were just as confused by that question as modern-day readers of the Bible. Back then, some thought Jesus was either the prophet Elijah or Jeremiah, or John the Baptist, come back from the dead (Matthew 16:13–14; Mark 8:27–28; Luke 9:18–19). When Jesus asked His disciples their opinion, Peter piped up and said, “‘You are the Christ [Messiah], the Son of the living God’” (Matthew 16:15–16; Mark 8:29; Luke 9:20).

Today, we’re still scratching our heads over the question of who Jesus is. For his part, C. S. Lewis advised everyone away from “saying the really foolish thing,” that Jesus was “a great moral teacher” but not God. “That is one thing we must not say,” Lewis wrote in Mere Christianity.

A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic—on a level with the man who says he is a poached egg—or else he would be the Devil of Hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God: or else a madman or something worse.

You must choose. Is Jesus Lord, liar, or lunatic?

If you’re not sure how to choose, then I wholeheartedly recommend you get Price’s book, The Unique One. In a simple to follow format, he will walk you through the Scripture, proving that Jesus was no mere man, but God incarnate. So, for those who have ears to hear, eyes to see, a mind to understand, and a heart to believe, by the time you’ve worked your way through Price’s book the answer and choice will be obvious and easy—Jesus Christ is God.

Price has done us all a great service in publishing The Unique One. He has put together a book of practical help, deep theological insight, and spiritual sensitivity. Beyond that, he has compiled a book that honors the Unique One—Jesus Christ. And for that may Christ shine His face upon the man and the ministry of Cecil Price.

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