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Behold the Man (The Jerusalem Chronicles Series #3)

Bodie And Brock Thoene, Bodie Thoene
Behold the Man (The Jerusalem Chronicles Series #3)

Behold the Man is the third book in The Jerusalem Chronicles by Bodie Thoene. Jesus' last days are explored through three people who interacted with him: Governor Pilate, for whom Judea will either make or break his career; Pilate's wife, Claudia, desperately seeking aid fo... Read More

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Behold the Man is the third book in The Jerusalem Chronicles by Bodie Thoene.

Jesus' last days are explored through three people who interacted with him: Governor Pilate, for whom Judea will either make or break his career; Pilate's wife, Claudia, desperately seeking aid for her much loved, crippled son; and Centurion Marcus Longinus, caught in the middle between loyalty to the Empire, love for Claudia, and an ever-increasing belief in Jesus as the Son of God. After encountering Jesus, none of them will ever be the same.

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Page Count: 368
Released: 03/2016
  • Store Only: Yes
  • Product type: Book
  • Format: Softcover
  • Release Date: Mar 1, 2016
  • UPC: 9780310336037
  • Volumes/Discs: 1
  • Pages: 368
  • Publish Date: Mar 1, 2016
  • Language: English
  • Audience Age Maximum: 0
  • Audience Age Minimum: 0
  • BISAC: "FIC042030"
  • ISBN: 0310336031

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A must have. Very well written book. Loved this Jerusalem Chronicles by Aussiegirl on 4/1/2016
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Behold The Man
Jerusalem Chronicles
By:
Brodie & Brook Throne
The cover of this beautiful book made me tear up as it took me back to thinking of what Jesus did for each and every one of us. The horrible beatings he took, the crown of thrones place on his head so mean, his beautiful face so beaten and swollen each stripe he bearded our sins he took to the cross NOT his ours, the cross he carried to be hung on and the nails in his hands and feet actually just thinking of that made my hands and feet hurt with an awful jabbing pain in them. As tears rolled down my cheeks, it made me love Jesus and give him Glory as he deserves.
Think about that for a few minutes would anyone else love us that much to die that horrible death my answer was quick to come NO one would die that kind of death for someone. He gave us a second chance at everlasting life Praise Jesus.
Why was he hated so much because the people that hated him were crooks in plain English, they cared more about money and wealth and positions in power and they had to destroy the very man that had no sins and loved unconditionally, forgave and healed people?
So as you go on the journey of Jesus last days on earth you will discover some of the people that hated Jesus because he stood out as a great man and they didn’t like that. You’ll explore interaction with the governor Pilate, Pilate’s wife Claudia and her love for her crippled son, than there is Centurion Marcus Longinus caught between loyalty and love for Claudia. After each encounter Jesus will their lives ever be the same.
One thing I think we should think about is if we faced Jesus how we would have been. I myself keep praying if I get prosecuted for being a Christian let me be strong and stand up for Jesus. He died for me should I not die for him??
This is a must have book it is written very well and gives you an insight into Jesus last days. I recommend this beautiful book highly. I also have the first two books of this Jerusalem Chronicles When Jesus Wept and Take This Cup very good books. This is definitely a page turner. I couldn’t put it down.
I received this beautiful book free from book look blogging for an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review just an honest one. The opinions I have expressed are entirely my own and no one else’s.
5 Stars
ISBN 978-0-310-33603-7

My heart never fully engaged with the characters. by Amanda on 3/29/2016
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2.5/5 Stars

Behold the Man concludes the Jerusalem Chronicles by Bodie and Brock Thoene. Despite being a long time fan of the Thoene's this series did not meet my expectations. It began well with When Jesus Wept, a dramatic retelling of Christ's friendship with Lazarus and the miracle in which Lazarus is raised to life. Take This Cup, was a drastic departure from the Thoene's usual style of writing and I set the book aside — unfinished. When my book club proposed reading Behold the Man in March, nicely coinciding with Easter, I agreed. Prior to our first meeting I wanted to share my thoughts with you.

Historical fiction, particularly biblical fiction, is my all time favorite genre. Admittedly, my standards for biblical fiction are higher than other genres. This is because in the hands of an unbeliever or un-read church goer, these books have the potential to skew their beliefs about biblical events or persons. I found two particular instances in which the authors manipulated scripture. I understand that this is a work of fiction, however this bothered me because the changes had no bearing on the story. Hence, why not hold to the truth? (Matthew 14:1-21 & Mark 4:10)

With this story I felt like I was reading what was happening, but not feeling it — my heart never fully engaged with the characters. From the outset it was clear Pilate and Claudia's marriage was established for political gain rather than love. This was not uncommon throughout history, however I felt like the Thoenes were pushing their readers to desire Claudia and Marcus to have an affair. Furthermore, I question why Pilate's harsh treatment of Claudia was continuously thrust into the limelight when so little character development was gained from it. To me, depravity and the ambitions of various men overshadowed the more important message of Christ's mission and message.

I've not given up on the Thoene's, I've just determined this series wasn't written for me. Perhaps it will strike others differently and for that reason I am looking forward to our book club discussion.

**I received this book free as a member of the BookLookBloggers review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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