Monday, July 28, 2014
Review: Becoming the Son by:C.D. Baker
About the Book:
A first-person, fictional account of the Jesus story, 'Becoming the Son' reveals fresh possibilities of who this God-Man could have been. Carefully researched, it explores clues to neglected areas of Jesus' life that can be found within the biblical and historical records.
An unseen terror stalks Jesus from his childhood until his crucifixion as he stuggles to become who he already was. His parents don't understand how to raise this child of promise, especially against a backdrop of doubt and suspicion. The bewilderment of an emerging identity creates a complex series of encounters that open the eyes of some and turn others away. Truly human, Jesus' grows to face his limitations, his hopes, disappointments, sexual awareness, and the frustrations of the world around him in ways that invite all readers to reconsider the dignity of their own humanity.
About the Author:
C.D. Baker's first novel, 'A Journey of Souls,' was released in 2000 and re-released in 2004 as 'Crusade of Tears'-- a Christee Award nominee. He has written seven historical novels, two books of spiritual reflections, and one children's book published variously in the U.S., the U.K., Ukraine, and Germany. He has a Master's degree in Theology from the University of St. Andrews, Scotland. Baker's specialty is the discovery of the untold story.
Baker writes from his small farm in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, where he raises livestock with an interest in natural/organic methods and a passion for humane treatment.
Let's imagine for a moment that we were taken back in time, back to Jesus' day to actual be around Him and visit with Him. A chance to hear his real thoughts, and not just on the situations listed in the Bible for us to read but many situations He encountered that were not discussed. How would that feel to be a bystander and how would His reactions be? Becoming the Son is Jesus' autobiography, a book that gives a fictional account on a very famous individual. Talking about Jesus and studying Him never gets old to me. He is an awesome example of how we should breathe, live, and walk.
When this book came across my desk to review I was more than a little intrigued about everything it would say about my beloved Saviour. It put Him in an even better perspective, in my mind because it begged me to consider a "what if" proposition. This writing is written from the authors point of view, but it caused me to try and reason outside of the box. This will be a book to challenge you and cause you to think!
**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from Bostick Communications.