This is a lyrical novel with the reader allowed to give opinions right in the story. And at the end of each chapter are discussion questions, ancient historical records cited, and scriptures used as a basis for the story.
At the end of the book are suggested chapter readings for special occasions. It also has a three-page bibliography of all books consulted while writing all eight volumes of "They Met Jesus".
This is not just a novel. It is much more.
BOOK 6, PROMISE KEEPER: A traitor praised him, a woman crowned him, foreigners sought him. The world ran after him, Judas ran from him, his apostles deserted him. He held his own funeral service, then begged God to free him of his promise. The religious leaders were unmasked, and King Herod wrestled with just who he was.
Come meet the people who met Jesus. You are one of them. Probably you are several of them. Go ahead and struggle with them as they did. Laugh. Cry. Do mental battle with him. Emotional battle too. Fight for your faith as they fought. Pause to listen for what you've never heard before. Then touch Jesus.
This is the story of faith in the impossible. Hope in the inconceivable. Love for the invincible. It is the dreams of youth, the desperations of infirmity, the hopes of age, and the song of eternity.
Follow the suspense in their terrorist-dominated world as each person in Jesus' life comes to terms with who they are, and who Jesus is.
It is the story of doubts explained away, animosities melted away, misunderstandings cleared away. It is your story and mine. For deep within each of us is everyone who ever met and struggled with Jesus.
Get all books in this series on 100 people who met and struggled with Jesus:
Book 1: Star Song
Book 2: Dream Maker
Book 3: Hearts Afire
Book 4: Folk Hero
Book 5: Flood Gates
Book 6: Promise Keeper
Book 7: Shadow of Death
Books 6 and 7 have violence in them with detailed descriptions of the beatings he went through before the crucifixion, and the crucifixion itself.
Book 8: Come Fly With Me
Welcome, now, to the story of Jesus through the eyes of 100 people who met and struggled with him.
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Katheryn Maddox Haddad grew up in the northern United States and now lives in Arizona where she does not have to shovel sunshine. She basks in hot weather and enjoys palm trees, cacti, and a computer with most of the letters worn off. With a bachelor's degree in English, Bible and social science from Harding University and part of a master's degree in Bible, including Greek, from the Harding Graduate School of Theology, she also has a master's degree in management and human relations from Abilene University. Her newspaper column appeared for several years in newspapers in Texas and North Carolina "Little Known Facts About the Bible" and she has written for numerous Christian publications. For several years, she has been sending out every morning a daily scripture and short inspirational thought to over 10,000 people around the world. She spends half her day writing, and the other half teaching English over the internet worldwide using the Bible as text book. She has taught some 6000 Muslims through World English Institute. Students she has converted to Christianity are in hiding in Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Yemen, Somalia, Uzbekistan, Jordan, Pakistan, and Palestine. "They are my heroes," she declares. She is a member of Christian Writers of the West and American Christian Fiction Writers, and is also an energetic public speaker who can touch the heart of audiences. Her books include a series of eight books on the life of Christ and 100 people who struggled with him: "Soul Journey With the Real Jesus". Her non-fiction books include "Applied Christianity", "Inside the Hearts of Bible Women", "The Holy Spirit in 365 Scriptures", Revelation: A Love Letter From God", "Worship Changes Since the First Century", "Worship the First-Century Way", "The Best of Alexander Campbell's Millennial Harbinger", and "Christianity or Islam: The Contrast". Her Inspirations Under the Thinking Tree is a series of short reads on numerous thoughtful topics. She has also written two books on genealogy. Her website, InspirationsByKatheryn.com, includes a daily inspirational scripture thought and reviews of her books.