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3.4 out of 53.4 out of 53.4 out of 53.4 out of 53.4 out of 5 3.40 (15 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Walter Wangerin Jr. Narrator: Walter Wangerin, Jr. Publisher: Zondervan Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2005 ISBN:
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With eloquence and beauty, the award-winning author of The Book of the Dun Cow, The Book of God, and Paul: A Novel, turns his pen to history's most compelling figure, Jesus of Nazareth. In vibrant language, Walter Wangerin, Jr. sweeps away centuries of tradition and reveals a man of flesh-and-heart immediacy. Passionate, intelligent, and irresistibly real, this is a Jesus pulsing with life, who will captivate you as thoroughly as he did the men and women who walked with him across Galilee's golden countryside. Days of centuries past become today, lit with bright colors of the imagination. Wangerin shows you Jesus through the eyes of the two people who were with him at the very foot of the cross, the two who knew and loved him best: John the apostle, and Jesus' beloved mother, Mary.

Angels in legions sang when you were born, my beautiful Yeshi! At midnight they poured down from the heavens, every one a whirling star, ten thousand voices in a sky-borne choir. 'Glory,' they sang, and I felt the bedrock tremble. You popped your eyes open. You peered around, seeking the source of the music and waving your hands as if to catch the stars in them!

Here is a magnum opus of image and emotion: Jesus bringing his father the sacrificial lamb in Jerusalem's temple, Mary desperately searching for her son in the wind-lashed rain, the cry of gratitude from a leper's lips, the loving intimacy of Jesus in prayer, the fury of religious leaders, the agony of an iron crucifixion spike piercing human sinew, Loving son, intimate friend, and brilliant teacher, tender in heart, fierce in anger, wholehearted in joy and in grief, deeply human yet unmistakably divine, this is the Jesus who lives and breathes in this audio.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liz Zeller | 4/18/2013

    " It was a bit slow at first but I did enjoy this book. Liked the speculation of what certain people were thinking at certain times - but also keeping in mind these parts are a work of fiction. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mollie Osborn | 11/1/2012

    " I actually never finished this book. I just couldn't get into it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Photon | 9/28/2012

    " Listening to this one most mornings now. Wow. Fresh novelized view of Christ's life. Very good devotional material! Kind of bumpy and broken up story line but Highly recommend. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cathy | 9/1/2011

    " Good, easy read of a familiar story - spoiled by the death of Mary towards the end "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol | 7/17/2011

    " Wanagerin has a way of putting flesh and bones on people of the Bible. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alex | 3/14/2011

    " The book was a faithful re-telling of the life of Jesus. It seemed a a bit slow at times, and I didn't really see the point of telling the story from the perspectives of Mary and "The Beloved". It just seemed a bit unnecessary. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather | 12/27/2010

    " Gorgeous writing. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Heather Pulley | 11/18/2010

    " I'll be honest, I couldn't actually finish this book. I did not like the "voice" taht Wangerin gave to Mary. She was like the stereotypical east coast Jewish mom and I could hardly read her parts. So annoying. The parts in John's voice were OK, but somehow things didn't gel in this book for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christian Eggers | 6/22/2010

    " Fairly pedestrian. A good read at Easter, but I thought his book about the Bible was better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Evan | 6/8/2010

    " I enjoyed reading this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chuck | 4/20/2010

    " A fictionalized version of the Gospels, however, the fiction lies only in
    descriptions, language, dialog, etc. This is a very good book.
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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cathy | 3/10/2010

    " Good, easy read of a familiar story - spoiled by the death of Mary towards the end "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alex | 11/23/2009

    " The book was a faithful re-telling of the life of Jesus. It seemed a a bit slow at times, and I didn't really see the point of telling the story from the perspectives of Mary and "The Beloved". It just seemed a bit unnecessary. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mollie | 8/4/2008

    " I actually never finished this book. I just couldn't get into it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Photon | 8/2/2008

    " Listening to this one most mornings now. Wow. Fresh novelized view of Christ's life. Very good devotional material! Kind of bumpy and broken up story line but Highly recommend. "

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