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The Big Fisherman Paperback – March 15, 2011
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"The Big Fisherman," is set before "The Robe" and tells the story of the apostle Peter. It's a great book. It focuses alot on a young Arabian couple which kind of takes the attention away from Peter but it's not an overwhelming distraction.
I loved the way Mr Douglas worked the words and acts of Jesus of Nazereth into the story, very well done. He really fleshed out the charecters of the Apostles as well.
A very enjoyable read about a great, but flawed man.
In times like today with the Arab and the Jew even more at each other's throats, this is a book that will reconcile these peoples - through a common cord.
This is a great book to reach out to Muslims/Arabs because it describes a time in Arabia 600 years before the birth of Muhammad/Islam. It also points them to another way... The Way.
It is a beautiful love story and the level of writing is good enough for it to be classified as literature. the prose is well turned and original. It is imaginative and stirring. How I wish teens of today could read this book.
Only very little did it talked about Peter and the disciples ~~ and I was rather disappointed since I was hoping for more insights in the religious men that started a new religion that has transformed the world. It was a very fascinating book ~~ don't get me wrong, just not what I expected it to be.
If you are looking for a good read with a historical theme ~~ this book is it. If you are looking for a book that has more of a biological overtone to it ~~ this book is not it. It is a good read ~~ and will leave you satisfied.
Meanwhile the big fisherman Simon runs a successful fleet and finds his employees impressed with the preaching of Jesus. He sets out to prove to himself that Jesus is a[...] but comes away a disciple. Douglas does a fair job of giving personality to the disciples and weaving various Biblical incidents of the Master's preaching career into the story.
After the crucifixion, angelic visitations bring together a crowd in Jerusalem for Pentecost. The miraculous events are written with flare & imagination. In Douglas' work, upon Jesus' death, Simon Peter is given the ability to heal people. John sets out to Arabia. This results in the disliked prince Deran who has been paralyzed to walk again, only to be assassinated to keep him from the throne.
The love story between Voldi & Fara is the romantic thread that splinters at the end as Voldi ascends to become the King of Arabia. Some of the tale is quite moving. The touching feelings of the apostles for Jesus are beautifully rendered. I enjoyed this bit of Biblical historical fiction that puts you back in Galilee during the time the Master walked the Earth. Enjoy!
It then starts to go into the story of Simon Peter, or The Big Fisherman. The author has the two meet and they don't like each other at all. Then, they both start following Jesus, and become dear friends. The story sort-of lagged in the middle/end. It also is not Bibically accurate, which bothered me. Still, it helped me see more of what it might have been like to be Peter. Taking this all together, I'd say it's an OK book. (one small note: I bought this book because I thought it was the second part to Dougless' more famous book "The Robe". It's not. Although there are slight mentions of some of the charaters in "The Robe", the two books don't really have anything to do with each other.)
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I would consider The Big Fisherman to be a classic that really needs no new reviews. It is a great read and biblically accurate enough to be of interest to Christians as well... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Ken McGhee
LIKE NO OTHER, Lloyd C. Douglas can reach down inside and touch the heart of believer and sceptic alike. This book is recommended reading for the entire family.Published 3 months ago by Vintage Vet
an oldy but a goody. Very insightful story. arrived quickly and in good shape.Published 4 months ago by BK
Just a great book much like the Robe that I just finished by the same author.Published 5 months ago by D-Man
This is one of the best books that I have read in the past two years. I highly recommend it.Published 6 months ago by Go Seahawks!
This book is 581 pages long; only 234 of those pages actually pertain to the "Big Fisherman" (the title character: Jesus' apostle, Simon Peter) - that's precisely 40% of the entire... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Amazon Customer