Most people believe in God but they are just not sure what that means. The book Jurisdiction is an attempt to answer that question. Two brothers who have spent their careers dealing with the realities of life and how God views it write about it. Jim McNeff’s career has spanned over thirty years in law enforcement where he has seen the results of living as if there is no God. Jon McNeff’s forty plus years as a pastor have been spent explaining God’s perspective on life.
Jurisdiction provides a unique conversation between the two about how God relates to the realities of life. They do this by posing thirteen questions, which form the basis for the thirteen chapters in the book. They ask:
- What’s wrong with us?
- Isn’t someone going to do something?
- Is our conscience aware of God?
- What is our natural response to God?
- What about free will?
- Is there really a God who cares?
- Has God spoken to us?
- Does God have the final say in all things?
- How does God’s will interact with our free will?
- What is the result of rejecting God?
- What can I do to inherit eternal life?
- How does God bring us eternal life?
- What is the result of yielding to God?
Each chapter begins with a real-life “cop story” followed by God’s perspective on that situation. The authenticity and progression of thought from chapter to chapter provides a compelling argument for those who desire to know how God relates to life.
Jurisdiction has something for the skeptic and doubter as well as those looking for spiritual fortification. It yields basic doctrine in addition to a deep dive in theology without leaving behind those on the journey.
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Jim McNeff worked in military and civilian law enforcement for thirty-one years. While in the USAF he flew as a crewmember aboard the National Emergency Airborne Command Post—a presidential support detail. Following his military service, he served for twenty-eight years with the Fountain Valley Police Department in Orange County, California where he retired as a lieutenant. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice from Southwest University and graduated from the prestigious Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute as well as the IACP course, Leadership in Police Organizations.
Jim authored The Spirit behind Badge 145, Justice Revealed, and Jurisdiction. He previously worked as the managing editor of Law Enforcement Today. Now, he shares police related news and the Christian worldview with readers at badge145.com and collaborates with Law Officer.
He and his wife, Jamie, worshipped and ministered at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California for twenty years before relocating to Texas. They now reside in the greater Austin area and have worshiped at Hill Country Bible Church since 2015, where they also lead a small group ministry for young married couples.