Book: Seeing The Life by Sophie Dawsoncategories: Book, Historical Fiction, Jesus Life, Ancient Israel, Advent, Herod the Great, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Easter, Christian Fiction
Sophie Dawsonabout this book: Seeing The Life is a look at the life of Yeshua the Christ in a way never used before. Dassa, the daughter of the innkeeper, is sent to fetch the midwife to help the young woman in the stable give birth. She and Mary become close friends as do MIcah, her fiance then husband, and Joseph. Separated when the young family flee Bethlehem in the night their friendship resumes several years later in Jerusalem.
Dassa and Micah know Yeshua is special, but he is still a boy with a boy's interests and love of life. Through the years the families, though separated most of the year, spend time together in Jerusalem during the Jewish Festivals. Then Yeshua begins speaking and teaching.
Micah, Joseph of Arimethea, their sons and others who follow and believe Yeshua's message. Yet do they really understand it? Is he the long awaited messiah who will free the Jews from the grip of Rome? What do the stories he tells really mean?
Seeing The Life sees the life of Yeshua within the social and political culture of the time. Not only do we see his ministry but also his family and friendships as he grew. Yeshua was a normal baby who cried, spit up, wet and messed. He was a child who fell and skinned his knees. He lost his baby teeth. He had siblings. He had friends. My goal was to show the humanness of Yeshua's life. We see him as fully God but often miss that he was fully man, boy and baby also.
All reviews, so far, have been 5 star.
• Brenda Leng "If you have ever wondered what it would be like to live in Jesus's times, this is the book for you."
• Kevin Pauley "The author has done a remarkable job in bridging some pretty tough hermeneutical gaps that readers often struggle with... She not only places the reader in the historical context but (with surprising detail and accuracy) weaves the physical, cultural and social setting around him.
• S. Saldanha "This is a wonderful view of historic Christianity. I was pulled in quickly. I normally don't read religious books, but I felt like I was part of the story."
• Gazpacho "Beverly" "The most memorable part of the book for me was the ugly realism of the events of Jesus' final weeks on earth. We experience the horror of those days anew as we see them through the lives of Jesus' close friends and family. "
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