Thursday, May 23, 2013

When Jesus Wept: A Blog Tour and Review

About The Book:

Brock and Bodie Thoene’s most powerful and climactic writing project to date, When Jesus Wept, captures the power and the passion of the men and women who lived through the most important days in the history of the world.
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.
My Review:
In the last few years I have thoroughly enjoyed reading several novels that have been based on Biblical characters like David, Abigail, Sarah and more. It has been wonderful reading and I have loved to see how authors have interpreted scripture to fictionalize the Biblical accounts. Recently, I read When Jesus Wept by Bodie and Brock Thoene, which follows the life of Lazarus.

The book was captivating from page one, with wonderful writing structure, engaging conversations and story lines, and kept my attention throughout. With amazing descriptions of culture, geography and people, the Thoene's bring the Bible to life in When Jesus Wept. It is clear that much research occurred to make the book as accurate as possible. Kudos to the authors on this!

 As I read When Jesus Wept, I was reminded why I have loved the writing of the Thoene's for so many years, and was not at all disappointed in this most recent effort from them. If you are a Thoene fan, you will love this book and if you have never had the pleasure to read from Brock and Brodie Thoene, this is a great place to start! 

An encouraging and inspiring read to be sure!

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!
BUY IT: You can purchase When Jesus Wept online through Amazon
***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of the publisher and LitFuse Publishing Group, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

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