New Release Talmid - The Book of John by W. R. Sander reveals through a progressive novel the story of Jesus – or rather - Yeshua. The author captivates readers through the journey of three teenagers growing up in first century Israel. John, a young Jewish boy, is gifted with memorization of the Scriptures. Meet Philo, another peer and much learned disciple of the elders, who is challenged by the new messages coming from the prophets that John encounters, challenging him to question his path in life. And Myriam, one whose faith in the prophets' message is firm and resilient. Many characters come into play to reveal the timeless story of Jesus, the Messiah, who came with a new message, one that challenged the Pharisees of that day. This is an exciting and riveting story, taking readers back in time to experience Jesus during His ministry. One will appreciate the historical accuracy as well as the Hebrew language incorporated throughout, offering an ancient feel to this hugely important book.
This book comes highly recommended for the younger teenage audience, but would also be a very entertaining read for older readers as well. The book was written so that one might understand who God is, who Jesus is and receive the gift of God – unto salvation. Throughout the book, the Greatest Story Ever Told is presented through a fascinating and thought-provoking book with dialogue representative of the era (glossary included) as the writer paints vivid pictures of what life was like during the war torn and Roman oppressed Israel. It is truly a fascinating read that will take you through many emotions of the emergence of the Messiah, leading to His crucifixion. Invigorating, your faith will be lifted.
Review Date: August 6, 2014
A CBM Christian Book Review
9.9 out of 10.0 stars