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Product Details

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Pacific Press Publishing Association (November 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 081632512X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0816325122
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,674,773 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Award-winning write Trudy J. Morgan-Cole holds degrees in history and English literature. She loves readingand writingstories that bring historical events and characters to life for modern readers. She lives in St. Johns Newfoundland, with her husband and two children.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Avid Reader on June 21, 2013
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While there is very little written in the Bible about Jesus' brother, this book gives a new light on what 'may have been' the early life of Jesus and the effect it could have had on the rest of the family. The book doesn't always ring true to Bible-know events, but it does make one think.

I liked the book. It was an interesting read. Just remember it is fiction.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lucile on October 25, 2014
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It was very interesting and I could not put the book down until I finished it. It is written as if the author was James and was written in first person. I am certain it was a lot of the author's own ideas of conversations James had but made for very interesting reading and likely it could have all happened the way it was written. The basic information if Bible based.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Karenann on March 4, 2013
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I'm always attracted Christian Fiction stories that are based on the bible and embellished with "they way it may have been". It's always amazing to realize the research the authors have done. I very much enjoyed Trudy's interpretation of James, the brother of Jesus.
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This book is written in the first person from the viewpoint of James, the son of Joseph. The author imagines how James must have felt after his mother died and Joseph married a young woman who was already pregnant. James sees Mary as a nice young woman with delusions of visitations by an angel. As he watches the boy Jesus grow up, he sees him as arrogant, probably because of his consciousness of being the son of God, as Mary taught him. And later, James is concerned about the family reputation as Jesus begins his ministry. We see hints in the Bible of this sort of attitude by the older siblings of Jesus when they try to talk with him, and Jesus replies that his family are those who believe in Him - which implies that they do not.

While the Bible doesn't give a lot of details about James or any of the older children of Joseph, and the life of James may have been different than the author portrays, I believe the author does an excellent job of portraying the attitudes towards Jesus from the viewpoint of traditional Jews who held the Pharisees in high esteem. And she made me examine my own heart and wonder how *I* would have reacted to Jesus if I had grown up with him. Perhaps we shouldn't be too sure that we would have reacted differently to Jesus than His contemporaries did.

An interesting and thought-provoking read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Roseberry Lady on October 15, 2014
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I was happy to see this title as the biblical book of James is my own study at this particular time, and I have enjoyed other books by Trudy J. Morgan-Cole. I find this her best.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Donna Jeffery on February 6, 2014
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Trudy's story has compelled me to examine the characters she brought to life in this book and ask which I would be, had I lived so close to the God-Man, Jesus.
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