Thomas Nelson Publishers – Westbow Division © 2014
“Coming Home” is a book which fictionally completes the stories of two men in the Bible. The first story, “Jakobi,” gives insight into Jesus’ parable of what we know as the Prodigal (or Lost) Son, explaining the thoughts of the son, his brother and father in Luke 15:11-32. Jesus begins this parable with the words, “A certain man had two sons.” The main character is Jakobi and I have added information into the lives of his entire family. This parable could have been about someone’s family in the crowd of listeners in Jericho. Jesus wanted the listeners to finish the parable in their own way, so this story was left unfinished. I developed an ending regarding the two sons, the feelings of the parents, and an explanation as to why the younger son left home, later returned and the feelings of the elder son.
The second story, “Bartimaeus” concerns the healing of a blind man in Mark 10:46-52. The Bible does not give this man’s age, but allows us to understand that he once had sight. Many of the healed Biblical characters were not always named, yet we read he is the son of Timaeus. When Jesus asked what He wanted from Him, he responded that he wanted to regain his sight. How did he become blind in the first place and what happened after Jesus healed him?
I pray you’ll enjoy “Coming Home” as I tried to finish their stories and future lives following their return home.
Thomas Nelson Publishers, Westbow Division © 2012
I have always wondered why the Bible does not give names to many of the men and women who were healed in the various stories. This fictional book gives a bit of history and future events of three men who were healed. Hence, there are three stories in “The Healings” which is now released.
The first story concerns Naaman, the Syrian leper in the book of II Kings 5:1-20. The second gives an account of the Samaritan leper who, with nine others, was healed, but only he returned to say thanks to Jesus in Luke 17:11-17. The third story gives insight into the character of the man who was healed by Jesus at the Pool of Bethesda in John 5:1-14. All of their healings were miraculous, but what happened in the future in each of their lives after they received their healing? You’ll find out in my book.
The book is softbound with large print so all may read and enjoy. It is listed on WestBow.com, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, cbd.com, and other eBook websites, and can be found in your favorite library and Christian bookstore.
Plan to be blessed by reading “The Healings”!
Thomas Nelson-Zondervan Publishers
Westbow Division © 2016
“Accused!” completes the story of a young Jewish woman, who felt she had no other alternative to survive than to become a prostitute. Her story is depicted in the Book of St. John, chapter 8. Why was this woman chosen to be in the center of Pharisees, scribes, and other officials as they met with the Man Jesus? Questions were asked of him, and although they called Him ‘Rabbi’ (meaning teacher), if Jesus was such a Teacher, why ask Him questions concerning Jewish laws?
How and why did Tahmari decide to take on this oldest profession when, according to the Commandments and the Law, she would have been put to death immediately? And where was the man she was supposedly with at the time she was taken to the center of town?
I pray you’ll enjoy “Accused!” as I tried to give insight into the life of the fictional Jewish prostitute, Tahmari.
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