Scripture springs to life in this immersive narrative, written in the tradition of Francine Rivers, Bodie and Brock Thoene, and Lynn Austin. Walk with Jesus and his disciples, hear his words afresh, witness his miraculous healings, and see how he impacts people's lives as he preaches the provocative message that, in him, the kingdom of God has arrived.
In Jerusalem, Rabbi Hilkiah responds to rising messianic fervor by collating ancient prophecies about the coming of God's Anointed One. He dictates these to his niece Rachel, who bitterly resents the inferior position of women in society. Meanwhile, offended Jewish leaders demand that Pontius Pilate take action against the subversive Galilean teacher, Jesus. Hilkiah's student Daniel meets secretly with an underground resistance group that, together with Simon the Zealot and Judas Iscariot, plans a violent uprising that will be triggered by the teacher's arrest. When Jesus finally enters the city for Passover, hailed as a king and riding a donkey in fulfillment of prophecy, the stage is set for the explosive convergence of opposing forces and conflicting ambitions.
This engaging account depicts how Jesus's work fulfilled ancient messianic prophecies and how his crucifixion, resurrection, and final return will bring to fruition God's promise recorded in Scripture: that he will redeem and perfect his creation.