Jerusalem's RainBook - 2003
A fictionalized portrait of Peter, the Apostle, the first three days after the cruxifiction of Christ.
With Jerusalem's Rain, D. S. Lliteras completes the historical portrait of Jesus that began with 1998's acclaimed The Thieves of Golgotha. Following Thieves came Judas the Gentile, a moving study of the tortured soul of Jesus' most reviled disciple. Now, Lliteras flawlessly evokes the anguish Peter must live with after his famous triple denial of Jesus.
Jerusalem's Rain follows Peter and the other disciples who remain in the city as they hide from further persecution at the hands of Roman Centurions, mourn the loss of their Master, and wonder how to go on without him. It is Peter, however, who descends furthest into this collective Dark Night of the Soul. At the lowest depths of his despair, he is met by the resurrected Christ who greets him with love and the renewal of his great message: "Follow me."