Baker & Taylor
The award-winning author of The Book of the Dun Cow, The Book of God, and Paul: A Novel vibrantly captures history's most compelling figure, highlighting his passion, intelligence, and ability to captivate those around him. 125,000 first printing. $75,000 ad/promo.
Here, in vivid language and rich historical detail, is the most important story of the Christian faith--the life of Jesus, presented in the form of a literary novel.
This man: Consider this man who, by his power, his peace, his simple presence, and his fierce purity, quietly turned the whole world upside down. None other could evoke such joy at his astonishing deeds, such anger at his strange aloofness, such fear when he began to draw the attention of powerful enemies . . . and such heartbreak when the inevitable came to pass.Surrounded by a circle of close relationships---his mother and her extended family, men and women drawn irresistibly by the light of his personality, the authority of his words, the power of his deeds, and above all, by the depth of his love---this carpenter from Nazareth moved toward a singular destiny. A destiny he would both fear and embrace. A destiny that would mark forever the lives of those who followed him.
Blackwell North Amer
Walter Wangerin Jr. sweeps away centuries of tradition and reveals a man of flesh-and-heart immediacy. Passionate, intelligent, and irresistibly real, this is a Jesus pulsing with life who will captivate you as thoroughly as he did the men and women who journeyed with him across Galilee's rugged countryside.
Days of centuries past become today, lit with bright colors of the imagination. Tracing Jesus's footsteps from his boyhood in Nazareth, Wangerin offers an intimate, moment-by-moment unfolding of Jesus - who and how he was and the life he lived - viewed through the eyes of the two people who loved him best: the disciple called "beloved," and the woman Mary, Jesus's mother.
Jesus: A Novel is a magnum opus of image and emotion, portraying lives swept up in the drama of one man who would change the world forever. From his humble origins in a tiny back-country community, this lowly carpenter would rise to the ranks of teacher - and beyond, to prophet, miracle-worker, leader of the people ... and something greater still. Challenging traditions that broke hearts and minds, he would point the way toward a freedom none had imagined.
Grand Rapids, Mich. : Zondervan, 
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CHR Wangerin, W 2005
391 pages ; 24 cm