Going through the arduous task of writing one’s thoughts and inspirations into a publishable book or paper proves to be a great process of tutoring from the Lord. One learns best when one reads the thoughts that the Lord has put into the heart of the writer, and with which they have grappled to put to pen and paper.
This book is intended for youth and adults of all faiths, but Christians will relate specifically to thoughts and ideas that have been taken from the pages of the New Testament, as well as thoughts and ideas, shared by speakers, pastors, and wise men through the years. While not quoted directly, these thoughts and ideas strongly influenced the lessons that are derived from the experiences of the main character – the Unknown Disciple. Because so many of us are unknown disciples, we find ourselves relating to the characters in the book, asking the same questions, feeling the same emotions, and seeking to understand ourselves, as we learn, from the lives of those who were with Jesus. But quoting exact passages from the New Testament and following the actual events recorded in the scriptures. One gains a sense of realism that allows the reader to discover gospel principles and truth from the New Testament, that they have eluded them in their own readings. This book is not designed to be a doctrinal commentary of the New Testament, but rather a life lesson perspective of the events that occurred for those in the time that Jesus walked among them. Exact scriptural passages are cited in the end notes so that the reader can follow the story from the pages of the New Testament. This approach also lends validity to the idea that each gospel writer saw and recorded events according to their unique perspective.
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The Unknown Disciple" is a captivating exploration into the life of one of the lesser-known shepherds who witnessed the birth of Jesus Christ. Taking inspiration from the King James New Testament, the book weaves together historical events and the words of Jesus to create a rich tapestry of historical fiction. Through the eyes of this unknown disciple, readers are transported to pivotal moments in the life of Jesus, from the humble manger to the profound teachings and miracles of his ministry.
Historical Fiction with a Spiritual Essence:
The book skillfully blends historical accuracy with the imaginative power of fiction. Readers will find themselves immersed in the time and culture of Jesus, gaining a deeper understanding of the events that shaped his ministry.
Principles of Faith, Hope, Love, and Service:
Woven into the narrative are profound principles that transcend time—faith, hope, love, and service. These elements serve not only to enrich the storytelling but also to offer readers a personal and intimate connection to the teachings of the Lord.
The narrative delves into the emotional spectrum of those who walked with Jesus. Readers will vicariously experience the awe of witnessing miracles, the heartache of Gethsemane, and the tragedy of Golgotha. The storytelling skillfully captures the range of human emotions intertwined with divine moments.
The book goes beyond mere storytelling; it invites readers to immerse themselves spiritually. Through vivid depictions of events from the New Testament, one can almost feel the Spirit of God enveloping the narrative, creating a profound connection with the disciples who witnessed Jesus' miracles.
Profound Witness of Christ's Love:
Above all, the narrative emphasizes the infinite love of the Savior for each disciple. Readers will witness the joy of the glorious resurrection and gain a
stronger testimony that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and the Savior of the world.
"The Unknown Disciple" is a thought-provoking journey that brings the reader closer to the essence of Jesus' teachings, fostering a deep and personal connection with the Savior.