Book: Oh Worship the King by Barbara Hendersoncategories: Book, Life of Christ, Strange Manuscript, Copper Manuscript, Empty Tomb, Ancient Manuscript, Jesus Christ, Jerusalem 33AD, Modern Day Iraq, Calvary, Historical Christian Fiction
Barbara Hendersonabout this book: Have you ever thought about the people who lived in Jerusalem when Jesus Christ lived there? Or have you ever thought about the people who visited the baby Jesus in Bethlehem? What were they thinking? Did they know what was happening? And did any magi go back to look for that baby when He was a grown man? I thought about it many times. I am thankful that I live in this era; but if I were going to choose a time and a place from the past to live my life I would choose Bethlehem when Jesus was born. I would also make myself smart enough to know to go to the stable and hold Jesus as a baby. He is the God of creation, able to make everything out of nothing, and yet there He was being held in someone's arms. Of course I couldn't go to that time, and I couldn't talk to anyone who lived then. I am very thankful for the Bible which gives us an inerrant account of events around the life of Jesus. Being able to actually talk to people from that time and place would only be something interesting to do. But I did continue to think about it, and I thought, 'Someone must have written something down for others to read. Not words breathed by the Holy Spirit, but simply a personal account of what they saw and heard.' It would have been like someone today writing down important events. But, how would these writing have been preserved until modern day?
All these thoughts just stayed in my head until a story began to emerge. I called the story 'Oh Worship the King'. The first part of the book deals with modern day widow Elizabeth Newton finding these eye witness accounts written on sheets of copper and stored in the desert in Iraq. Elizabeth is able to translate the manuscripts from four different people.
Joel was a child at the time of Jesus' birth. He traveled to Bethlehem in the company of the Magi. He was sent by 30 years later by the magus that he served to find news of the child. Joel's story intertwines with the people he meets in Jerusalem including Jesus.
The last part of the book deals with Elizabeth as she translates and publishes the translation.
It was a very enjoyable book to write, and I hope you enjoy reading it.
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