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My Friend Jesus Paperback – October 23, 2009

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About the Author

Gary Lombardo has loved words, books, and ideas all of his life. He wrote his first novel at twelve. For ten years he was a licensed psychologist, and performed individual, marital, and family therapy. In 2005 he was saved by the Lord Jesus, and his character has undergone a remarkable transformation. Since then Gary has sought to do God's will, not his own will. My Friend Jesus is his first Christian novel. He lives in New Jersey with his cat Davy.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 206 pages
  • Publisher: Outskirts Press; 1st edition (October 23, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1432744682
  • ISBN-13: 978-1432744687
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.4 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,820,824 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Gary Lombardo composed forty-three short stories and five novels by age sixteen. He practiced psychology for thirteen years, and his vast knowledge of human behavior enables him to create colorful, complex, dark, and disturbing characters. He writes Christian and secular fiction, novels as well as short stories. His current works are "My Friend Jesus," "The Last Sermon," "Ten Great Tales of Suspense," "The Demons of Fear and three other tales," and "Running with the Spirit." He lives in New Jersey with his cats Davy and Kizzy.

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Excellent read.. this book drew me in the first couple of pages. I haven't finished a book in about 10 years. This book was so smooth to read and really peeked my interest. Lots of action and movement that kept me wanting to read on. This book is great to read if you are unsure of your faith or just feel the need to recenter on Jesus and focus on what is really important in your life. This book also helped me understand a lot of Bible verses that can sometimes be very confusing. The author puts them in great context so that they are relatable to your everyday life. If you haven't read this book yet..it is a MUST READ.
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This was one of the most enjoyable books I've read in a long time. Before reading this book I was at a place in my life where I needed to draw closer to the truth and to the Lord. This book by Mr. Lombardo allowed me to do just that. Though the storyline is fictional, "My Friend Jesus" addresses many pertinent issues that we deal with daily in our world: faith, sin, persecution, human and individual weaknesses, death, false Christianity, and even a little romance, all with a fresh, imaginative style writing which captured my attention within the first few pages and kept me wanting to read his book until the very last page. The storyline is easy to follow and causes you to feel like you are present with Cephas, the main character, as he has a personal encounter with The Good Shepherd for the entire day. I loved that the author so seamlessly incorporates pertinent Scripture and Bible stories throughout the story and flavored his writing with the perfect amount of humor and wit. There are parts in this treasure of a book where I laughed and others where I was moved to tears. The entire plot of meeting Jesus is extremely thought-provoking and left me thinking days and weeks after I read the book. I can see this book would be most helpful for those who are on the fence about Christianity. Thank you Mr. Lombardo for a most enjoyable and meaningful read. I can't wait for more books by this author!
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In "My Friend Jesus," Cephas confronts religion - eyeball to eyeball just as Jesus did in the gospels. The story takes place in the town of Kidron where Cephas, who was formerly a practicing psychologist, has an amazing encounter with a wise Shepard who has lost his sheep.

The author was very creative and has a very unique writing style. I liked how he used scripture and presented them in the storyline. It is written in a way that helps readers understand the biblical view on sinners, salvation, faith, Satan, Heaven and Hell. I felt like the character's conversations were very realistic and I found myself laughing in some places and was moved to tears in others.

If you're on the fence and still searching for answers, just maybe "My Friend Jesus" will help you understand to make that life changing decision. This could be the novel that could change your life!

Highly recommend!

Patience Prence
Author SCARS: An End-Times Novel
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I found the logic used in this book to be convoluted and hard to follow. The content may be offensive to some readers with strong religious convictions.
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"My Friend Jesus" by Gary Lombardo was truly an inspired work. This story infused with the writings of the Holy Scripture was a delight to read. It fed my very soul. This story highlights the personal relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ. I recommend this book to believers and unbelievers alike. I believe "My Friend Jesus" should be utilized to save souls for the heavenly kingdom in the last days..... Thank you Gary !
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This was a very powerful story. Yes, it's fiction, but it follows a lot of my own beliefs. I recommend that anyone with doubts read it. Anyone who wants to feel close to Jesus read. Anyone who wants to hear an amazing story should read it.
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Garry has a way of taking you on a journey with Jesus,that is very thought provoking ,and at the same time spiritually uplifting.I have a new awareness to how important my instincts can become a liability in my life.If I dont walk with Jesus every day.I would definitely recommend this book . THANK YOU Garry !!
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I loved the book, gave me a whole new perspective on faith and how Jesus wants us to be. I highly recommend reading it!
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