When Jesus Wept

When Jesus Wept

Book - 2013
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"Page-turning . . . Set against the political and religious turmoil of the times, the Thoenes' story vividly reimagines the evolving friendship between Jesus and Lazarus." --Publishers Weekly

LAZARUS--the man Jesus raised from the dead in one of the most extraordinary encounters with The Living Savior in all of Scripture. But the life of Lazarus holds interest well beyond this miraculous event. Living in Bethany, near Jerusalem, Lazarus witnessed many of the most important events of Jesus's life and ministry.

Lazarus owned a vineyard and devoted his life to caring for its vines and fruit. But he encountered another man--Jesus--whose vineyard was the world, its fruit the eternal souls of men. When Lazarus's story and the story of Jesus's crucifixion and resurrection touch in When Jesus Wept, we are offered a unique vision into the power and comfort of Christ's love.

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.

Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : Zondervan, [2013]
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9780310335955
Branch Call Number: THO
Characteristics: 328 pages :,maps ;,23 cm.


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bibliosara Mar 11, 2018

After more than a year of my mom's urging, I finally decided to read a Thoene book. I am so glad I did. When I finished this novel, I had to sit for several minutes to let the content simmer. The Thoene's are a talented couple who combine their respective talents very well! In this first novel of the Jerusalem Chronicles trilogy, we follow Lazarus' story, along with his sisters Mary and Martha. Peripheral characters are quickly recognizable even by those aren't overly familiar with the Gospels. The Thoene's cite their biblical sources expertly and use both Testaments, which really adds to the impact of this book.
There were a few assumptions that the authors made that I disagreed with, but since the assumptions are interpretations of situations that no one except those present could really provided a definitive answer to, I didn't mind-and it didn't ruin the story for me.
We meet Lazarus as an adult immediately following a tragic family accident. Lazarus eventually meets and befriends Jesus the Nazarene. Through his experiences with the Lord, he finds himself fighting his own demons and ultimately finding redemption in a way he never expected.

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