This was a very good book. I enjoyed it very much. It gave a different possible perspective to the family members of Jesus. It was easy to read and though it was from the perspective of the author it made the people come alive for me.
I don't know what I was expecting when I purchased this book but I can definitely tell you what I got. I got a heartwarming and sometimes wrenching story that took the Bible off the black and white pages and brought it to life. I cried in every story. My heart broke along with Mary as she's watching Jesus being crucified on the cross. I smiled as Joseph brought Mary orchids. I felt John the Baptist's doubts as he's in prison wondering "what is God's plan?". I can go on and on. You can tell Karen put a lot of thought and prayer into this book and was exceptionally careful not to taint the facts but to enhance the story and characters with fictional details. I will definitely be sharing this book with my friends! It is also a great way to share the life of Jesus and witness to someone.
I would highly recommend this book to a new Christian. I think the new Christian would learn so much from this book and definitely get the feeling of things as they truly happen. for a new Christian or a non Christian I give this five stars .
This was such an awesome book by Karen Kingsbury. She is definitely my favorite author. In this book she creates a story around the characters in Jesus' life - making it read like a regular novel where you get to know the character's feelings and thoughts. It brought to life the entire story of Jesus in a new light - like they were close family. I felt this was such a good story for Christmastime that I bought several as gifts for the season. And this is just the beginning. Future books in this series will help us get to know Jesus' friends and followers.