Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Litfuse Review:When Jesus Wept by:Bodie&Brock Theone

About the Book:
Lazarus occupies a surprising position in the Gospel accounts. Widely known as the man Jesus raised from the dead, his story is actually much broader and richer than that. Living as he did at Bethany, near Jerusalem, Lazarus was uniquely placed to witness the swirl of events around Jesus. When Jesus Wept, the first novel in The Jerusalem Chronicles series by bestselling authors Bodie and Brock Thoene, unfolds the turbulent times in Judea during Jesus' ministry, centering on the friendship between Jesus and Lazarus. With rich insights from vineyard owners and vine dressers, the Thoenes explore the metaphor of Jesus as the True Vine, harvesting the ancient secrets found in the Old Testament. Weaving the life of Lazarus, who owned a vineyard, into the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ will help you understand it is the hand of Love Divine that holds the knife, that cuts and breaks with such tender and loving touch, and that we who have born some fruit, after the pruning, can bear much more.


About the Authors:
Bodie and Brock Thoene (pronounced Tay-nee) are bestselling authors of over sixty-five works of historical fiction. Their timeless classics have sold more than thirty-five million copies and won eight ECPA Gold Medallion Awards. The Thoenes have four grown children and eight grandchildren. They divide their time between Hawaii, London, and Nevada.  
Find out more about the Thoenes at http://www.thoenebooks.com/.

 My Review:
 This book was a very captivating read. I enjoyed hearing about what the authors believed Lazarus' life would of been like during those times. I really wish we knew more about the different Bible characters. More incite into their daily lives. But I guess we know the most important parts and that is all that really matters anyway. Fictionally speaking of course the authors gave Lazarus a wife and newborn son. Martha and Mary are introduced as his doting sisters. 

 The book talks about Judea in those times and about Pontius Pilate and Herod and the ongoing politics in Rome and Jerusalem. This is the first book in the Jerusalem Chronicles.As you read the book you will soon be reminded of different events in the Bible. The authors used this and many things that would of occurred during that time period to outline their story. You are following Lazarus even when he is called forth out of the tomb. You will learn what made Jesus weep for His friend.

**Disclosure** This book was provided to me at no charge for an honest review from Litfuse.