About the Book
This is the continuing story of Jesus’s life, told by His most intimate friend, Angelo, His guardian angel. It starts where Jesus The Early Years leaves off and reviews what it may have been like to have known Jesus as the young man who lives next door.
One of the best things about writing historical fiction is the freedom a writer usually has, to create a story based on real events and present the possibilities of what might have been. Because, as Scott Korb says in his book, Life in Year One, “No one really knows for sure what life back then was like,” using available research sources that often contradict each other, to create an accurate first-century world, is difficult.
This makes writing a book about Jesus all the more challenging, because for many of us, our beliefs in Him make us reluctant to consider possibilities we are not familiar with. So research for books like this must center on the Bible and suppositions on accurate historical documents of the times.
I hope you will forgive whatever errors you may find, but I can assure you, you will not find the Jesus of legendary fantasy that chases dragons out of caves.
Angelo tells the story of the Jesus we’ve never met. He tells us how His family and neighbors knew Jesus as He grew into the popular young man who lives next door. He laughs and cries. He jokes, and gets into trouble with His teachers. We meet His friends and enemies. He grows up just like you and me. But He’s a human with a twist…He’s God’s only Son. I invite you to consider the possibilities of what it may have been like to know Jesus, the boy who becomes a man and lives next door.
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