The first book of Let Me Tell You a Story About Jesus begins with the Holy Familys dangerous journey to the far off land of Egypt. They encounter wild lions, mysterious holy places and lawless brigands, burning deserts, ancient tribes, powerful angels and savage pagan priests. Stalwart Joseph, guardian of Our Lord, and Mary, His holy mother, are humble, loving and prayerful. Neither is surprised by the many miracles that occur through the love of an infant in swaddling clothes, and His protectors, the mighty angels who stand before the Father. The Family is befriended by many of Gods creatures, and then by a retired Roman general and senator who seeks the Chosen One of the Hebrews. The Holy Family takes up residence in the sleepy backwater of Materea. They live among the impoverished Jews and the fierce pagans who oppress them. As Jesus grows He has exciting adventures, earning the love and respect of the poor and the enmity of pagan priests and sorcerers. The Holy One of God befriends many families, both pagan and Jew. He brings people of all races together, and with the help of Joseph, turns a drought-stricken land into a paradise. Jesus rescues an infant about to be sacrificed and turns a fallen temple of the Chosen People back to their faith. Finally, He brings together the pagans and the Jews, showing them how they might worship His Father and prepare for the trials to come. This book was inspired by the writings of Blessed Catherine Ann Emmerich, and some of the events are taken from her texts. The writings are true to what the author states in the forward: This story is based on my belief that Jesus was always fully God and fully man, with the exception that He was incapable of any sin. There was never a time when He was not aware that He was God. He did not grow in understanding of His Godhood, nor did He learn it. He was born God, lived as God and died as God.
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Book Description Riordon JMJ Press, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 1st edition. 129 pages. 8.20x5.20x0.40 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 0979503388