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.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. Kingsbury knows how to make characters come to life. The stories are rooted in Scripture but with the personal touch added so that we could understand what it would be like to be in "The Family of Jesus."