Saturday, 6 April 2013

Review - When Jesus Wept

When Jesus Wept
By Bodie & Brock Thoene
Publisher: Zondervan
Pub. Date: March 19, 2013
ISBN: 978-0310335931
Pages: 336
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As many of my blog readers know, I am a heavy book reader as I have read many books from may authors and genres over the years. I had found one of the Zion Covenant books by Bodie & Brock Thoene at a thrift store years ago and I ended up checking out the rest of the series at my local library. I was more than eager to read their latest novel When Jesus Wept, courtesy of the publisher and Litfuse Publicity Group in exchange for my honest review.

Book One in The Jerusalem Chronicles is told from the point-of-view of David Ben Lazarus, who was owner of a vineyard in Bethany (near Jerusalem). He was living a simple life until he met a stranger, Jesus of Nazareth, who will forever change the course of his life.

When Jesus Wept covers the significant events of Lazarus as he witnesses Jesus’s teachings, ministry, crucifixion and resurrection, all which is in the Bible, but it also shows more of Lazarus's family and friends.

The book was released just before Easter, but I didn't get a chance to read it until yesterday, which I read in one sitting. Just like their previous books, the authors tries to stay historically accurate in writing the descriptions and events that take place during Lazarus's life. I have read other fictional tales set during Biblical times, but I normally lose interests midway through the book. When Jesus Wept kept me reading page after page because it has well written descriptions and dialogue. There is a wonderful message of faith and the love of Christ throughout the novel. Overall, I enjoyed reading every page of When Jesus Wept and I'm looking forward to reading the next book in the series. 

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About the Authors:

Bodie and Brock Thoene (pronounced Tay-nee) are bestselling authors of over sixty-five works of historical fiction. Their timeless classics have sold more than thirty-five million copies and won eight ECPA Gold Medallion Awards. The Thoenes have four grown children and eight grandchildren. They divide their time between Hawaii, London, and Nevada.

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