About When Jesus Wept:
When Jesus Wept: Jerusalem Chronicles by Bodie & Brock Thoene
Book 1 in the Thoene's new Jerusalem Chronicles.
Lazarus occupies a surprising position in the Gospel accounts. Widely known as the man Jesus raised from the dead, his story is actually much broader and richer than that. Living as he did at Bethany, near Jerusalem, Lazarus was uniquely placed to witness the swirl of events around Jesus. When Jesus Wept, the first novel in The Jerusalem Chronicles series by bestselling authors Bodie and Brock Thoene, unfolds the turbulent times in Judea during Jesus' ministry, centering on the friendship between Jesus and Lazarus. With rich insights from vineyard owners and vine dressers, the Thoenes explore the metaphor of Jesus as the True Vine, harvesting the ancient secrets found in the Old Testament. Weaving the life of Lazarus, who owned a vineyard, into the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ will help you understand it is the hand of Love Divine that holds the knife, that cuts and breaks with such tender and loving touch, and that we who have born some fruit, after the pruning, can bear much more.
Lazarus. I learned his story when I was a little girl attending Sunday School. I know he was Mary and Martha’s brother and that he was a good friend of Jesus. I knew that Jesus raised him from the dead.
What I did not realize was how very much Jesus must have loved Lazarus, how deep that friendship and love must have been. The Theone’s have done a beautiful job of sharing with us this wonderful story. As I read When Jesus Wept I felt swept back in time, experiencing Jesus ministry from Lazarus’ perspective. We get to experience first hand how It might have been to live during such a tumultuous time. To witness the miracles of Jesus to understand the friendship between Lazarus and Jesus. To hear intimate conversations between Lazarus and Jesus as they walked together though Lazarus’ vineyard and hear Jesus talk about the vine and the fruit. Simply beautiful!
When Jesus Wept is a beautiful story rich with history of the time period. It is a very well researched story! I look forward to more of the Theone’s books!
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Meet the Thoenes:
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.
Find out more about Bodie and Brock at http://www.thoenebooks.com/.
disclosure: I received a copy of this book from Litfuse in exchange for my honest review. No other compensation was received.