After encountering Jesus, none of them will ever be the same. If jesus had accepted popular acclaim and become an earthly king, he would have been unstoppable. Jesus’s last days are explored through three people who interacted with him: governor pilate, caught in the middle between loyalty to the Empire, desperately seeking aid for her much loved, love for Claudia, crippled son; and Centurion Marcus Longinus, for whom Judea will either make or break his career; Pilate’s wife, Claudia, and an ever-increasing belief in Jesus as the Son of God.
He could heal wounds, offer miraculous provisions, and even raise from the dead. To herod antipas, he was a threat to his ambition to be the King of the Jews. And to the roman overlords, he was seen as a dangerous threat; a man who commanded an army of the common people. Encounter the death and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth in this culmination of the Jerusalem Chronicles.
How could jesus—who preached righteousness before God, and love and mercy toward neighbors—be so hated and pursued? To the Temple officials, he was a threat to the livelihood and authority of the priesthood.
Take This Cup The Jerusalem Chronicles Book 2
. And to Jesus of Nazareth. In take this cup, the second installment of the jerusalem Chronicles, Bodie & Brock Thoene envision more of Scripture’s most enigmatic moments and expand their award-winning canon of historical fiction with unprecedented power and depth. It leads to jerusalem, to a wealthy Pharisee named Joseph of Arimathea.
The caravan route is full of danger, hardship, and mystery—all of it linked to what Nehemiah has in his keeping. In due time, his path becomes clear. But what? certain that the messiah is alive at that very moment, the family waits for the boy’s destiny to be revealed. From the ancient site of the Garden of Eden, Nehemiah undertakes a perilous journey.
Woven into the fabric of prophecy, a young boy named Nehemiah must choose to embrace his destiny as cupbearer to the King of Kings. When nehemiah, begins hearing whispers and experiencing portentous visions, the child of Jewish exiles, it quickly becomes clear to his father and his rabbi that the young cupbearer is meant for a higher purpose .
When Jesus Wept The Jerusalem Chronicles Book 1
Set against the political and religious turmoil of the times, the Thoenes’ story vividly reimagines the evolving friendship between Jesus and Lazarus. Publishers weeklylazarus—the man jesus raised from the dead in one of the most extraordinary encounters with The Living Savior in all of Scripture. But he encountered another man—Jesus—whose vineyard was the world, its fruit the eternal souls of men.
But the life of Lazarus holds interest well beyond this miraculous event. When lazarus’s story and the story of jesus’s crucifixion and resurrection touch in When Jesus Wept, we are offered a unique vision into the power and comfort of Christ’s love. Brock and bodie thoene’s most powerful and climactic writing project to date, When Jesus Wept, captures the power and the passion of the men and women who lived through the most important days in the history of the world.
. Living in bethany, near jerusalem, Lazarus witnessed many of the most important events of Jesus’s life and ministry. Lazarus owned a vineyard and devoted his life to caring for its vines and fruit. Page-turning.
The Dog Who Was There
But through barley’s eyes, the story of a teacher from Galilee comes alive in a way we’ve never experienced before. Barley’s story begins in the home of a compassionate woodcarver and his wife who find Barley as an abandoned, nearly-drowned pup. No one expected Barley to have an encounter with the Messiah.
Soon barley is swept up into the current of history, culminating in an unforgettable encounter with the truest master of all as he bears witness to the greatest story ever told. He was homeless, hungry, and struggling to survive in first century Jerusalem. Tales of a special teacher from galilee are reaching their tiny village, but when life suddenly changes again for Barley, he carries the lessons of forgiveness and love out of the woodcarver’s home and through the dangerous roads of Roman-occupied Judea.
On the outskirts of Jerusalem, Barley meets a homeless man and petty criminal named Samid. Most surprisingly, he was a dog. Together, barley and his unlikely new master experience fresh struggles and new revelations.
The Max Lucado Christmas Collection
In the mystery of Christmas we find its majesty. The mystery of how god became flesh, why he chose to come, and how he must love his people. Such mysteries can never be solved, just as Love can never be diagrammed. Christmas is best pondered, not with logic, but with imagination.
Miriam: A Treasures of the Nile Novel
Yet when her brother Moses returns to Egypt from exile, he brings a disruptive message. Even if the hebrews survive the plagues set to turn the nile to blood and unleash a maelstrom of frogs and locusts, pagan priests wield black arts, can they weather the resulting fury of the Pharaoh? Enter an exotic land where a cruel Pharaoh reigns, and the Israelites cry out to a God they only think they know.
But i am neither. I am simply a watcher of Israel and the messenger of El Shaddai. God has a new name – yahweh – and has declared a radical deliverance for the Israelites. The hebrews call me prophetess, the Egyptians a seer. When he speaks to me in dreams, I interpret. Miriam and her beloved family face an impossible choice: cling to familiar bondage or embrace uncharted freedom at an unimaginable cost.
When he whispers a melody, I sing. At eighty-six, miriam had devoted her entire life to loving El Shaddai and serving His people as both midwife and messenger.
The Chronicles of the Kings Collection: Five Novels in One
From bestselling author lynn austin, these epic tales of struggle and triumph bring the Old Testament story of King Hezekiah to vivid life. More than 300, 000 copies sold!collects the five novels of lynn austin's sweeping biblical saga Chronicles of the King in one volume! Includes:1 Gods & Kings2 Song of Redemption3 The Strength of His Hand4 Faith of My Fathers5 Among the Gods.
Providence: Hannah's Journey Tribes of Israel
As the sole daughter of the chief priest, Hannah is publicly shamed when the prophet of Israel refuses to heal her. Meanwhile, gilead is being used as sword practice for the Aramean soldiers. Gilead, a young Hebrew guard sympathetic to her plight, willingly accompanies her. Determined to restore her family's honor, she escapes Jerusalem in hopes of finding the prophet and convincing him to restore her deformities.
. Hannah must act fast to save Gilead and herself, but survival will mean coaxing the prophet of Israel to heal an enemy commander. On their way, they are captured by a band of raiders and Hannah is forced to serve in the household of the commander of the Aramean army, an officer who is in need of healing himself.
The Undoing of Saint Silvanus
As soon as jillian meets the odd assortment of renters and realizes that her grandmother had no idea she was coming, she hatches a plan to escape. She hadn’t seen him—or her grandmother, the ice queen—in almost 20 years. But when adella atwater, the manager of her grandmother’s apartment house, called and said Jillian’s expenses would be paid if she’d fly in for the burial, a free trip to New Orleans was too intriguing to resist.
What adella didn’t tell her was that the apartment house wasn’t a house at all and, whatever it was, bore the dead weight of a long and painful history. It’s not like they were close. Who is behind the baffling messages and the strange relics left on the steps? is it possible that her family is actually cursed? Or is it just this crazy old house that holds them all under its spell?Jillian walks into a web of spiritual and personal danger borne out of her family’s broken history, and despite Adella’s wiliest efforts, only God himself can orchestrate the undoing of all that is going on at Saint Silvanus.
But the investigation into her father’s death quickly unfolds and Jillian is drawn into the lives of the colorful collection of saints and sinners who pass through Saint Silvanus. Exciting fiction premiere from beloved New York Times bestselling author Beth Moore. 2017 christy award finalist general fiction categoryOnly God knew why Jillian Slater agreed to return to New Orleans on the news that her father had finally drunk himself to death.
She soon discovers there is more at stake than she ever imagined.
Third Watch A.D. Chronicles Book 3
Bitter over an evil act of violence that left him blind, Manaen cannot accept a life of darkness. Will their relationship survive the overwhelming odds?can the truth about Yeshua defeat the evil that lurks in the land?A timeless tale of faith, love, and redemptionIn their most dramatic, ambitious, and significant historical series to date, Bodie and Brock Thoene once again transport readers back in time to first century A.
D. To the most critical events in the history of the world. Waits for love. But can their forbidden love endure the trials that will face them?Susanna and Manaen struggle as they begin their life together. Who do men say that i am?”is yeshua the messiah?then why won’t yeshua prove himself?And why does he leave his people to suffer?From the wilderness of Sinai in the south to Mount Hermon in the north, the question of Yeshua of Nazareth’s identity resounds across the ancient land of Israel.
It is in the very air, the storm, and the sea. Zahav, unmarried daughter of an old rabbi, the lonely, waits for the promised Messiah . Even evil waits to hear the answer. Her heart is drawn toward Alexander and his young son, who is ravaged by evil forces.
Two From Galilee: The Story Of Mary And Joseph
Here are mary and joseph—a teenage girl and a young carpenter—alone, a hostile world, and faced with family conflict, in love, frightened, and an awesome responsibility. With an introduction from beloved author marjorie Holmes, Two from Galilee is a compassionate, emotional novel of divine love for young and old alike—a story for everyone who finds the Christmas tale a source of timeless beauty and wonder.
The extraordinary bestselling classic that tells the greatest love story of all—the story of Mary and Joseph—as it has never been told before. This is the story of two real people whose lives were touched by God: two people chosen by God to provide an earthly home for His Son.