I've been caught up in a good read. That's why I've only popped into a few of your posts. And a large part of why I haven't made any myself as of late.
I had gone to the library to pick up a book from the Left Behind series for Bug as this was what she picked for her summer reading. While in the Christian section of our public library, a row of titles caught my eye. Names like First Light, Second Touch, Third Watch, made me reach and pull one out. The cover was rich in color and beautifully illustrated. As I scanned over the description in the front jacket cover and the About the Authors on the back one, I realized I had stumbled upon a series that chronicled happenings from the first century AD. With much drawn from the Jewish Bible and from other authoritative works the authors had brought the familiar story of Jesus, Herod, the Romans and all the rest into a fleshed out 3-D rendering to sink ones teeth into.
Details of daily life in the times come to life. The historical and political stage is fleshed out. The fictional characters are realistic and the historical ones ring true to their nature and the record. Suddenly you are there! And thanks to much reference to Torah and the practice of the Jews in that day, you get a deeper appreciation for the subtleties in our own Holy Bible.
I am currently in book six of the A D Chronicles Series, the Sixth Covenant. I heartily recommend this series to my Christian friends and followers, any readers who are interested in historical fiction, and to anyone curious to understand the story of Jesus in a new light. Hats off to the authors, Bodie & Brock Thoene!
Barbara In Caneyhead