Tuesday, April 9, 2013

When Jesus Wept- The Jerusalem Chronicles Book 1 By Brock and Bodie Thoene

 I received this book from Litfuse Publicity Group for no charge in exchange for my honest review of this book. The opinions expressed here are my own.

 Book Description: 

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.

My Thoughts:

When Jesus Wept is the first book in Brock and Bodie Thoene's latest series, The Jerusalem Chronicles. I have read many books by this awesome writing team and this is the first time I have had the privilege to review one of their books.  When Jesus Wept is about Lazarus and the relationship he and Jesus had before Jesus raised him from the dead.  This story gives a look into Lazarus' life and how he came to know Jesus. This book give insight into the political and religious environment during this time.  

I truly enjoyed this latest book by The Thoene's.  Their books are some of the first Christian Fiction I read.  This unique look into Lazarus and his life brings alive the bible story of Jesus bringing Lazarus back to life.  As I read this book I felt like I was right there watching these events unfold, the descriptions and imagery are vivid.  I found myself unable to put the book down with all the action and the life changing that went on.  The Thoene's write with authority of Jerusalem at this time, the political and religious turmoil, and the way of life.  I enjoyed getting to know better Lazarus, Mary, Martha, and Jesus in this perspective of how Lazarus and his house came to Jesus. This book shows both sides of Jesus's ministry and how it affected many lives during that time.  I really enjoyed this book and look forward to reading the other books in this series. I give this book 4.5 stars. 

Celebrate the release of When Jesus Wept with the Thoenes by entering their iPad Mini giveaway and RSVPing to their {4/23} Facebook Author Chat party!


One fortunate winner will receive:
  • A brand new iPad Mini
  • A book club kit - 10 copies of When Jesus Wept
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on April 22nd. Winner will be announced at the "When Jesus Wept" Author Chat Party on 4/23. Connect with the Thoenes, get a sneak peek of the next book in the Jerusalem Chronicles series, try your hand at a trivia contest, and chat with readers just like yourself. There will also be fun giveaways - gift certificates, books, and more!

So grab your copy of When Jesus Wept and join Bodie and Brock on the evening of the April 23rd for a chance to connect with the authors and make some new friends. (If you haven't read the book - don't let that stop you from coming!)

Don't miss a moment of the fun, RSVP today. Tell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 23rd!

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