Supermom in Galilee: A Novel with Commentary

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A unique, absorbing journey in time crafted by a bestselling novelist and molded by a New Testament scholar!

Rachel did everything right. But no matter where she was, she had the feeling she was supposed to be someplace else...

When an agnostic suburban soccer mom lies down with a migraine, the last thing she expects is to wake up in a dusty, smelly courtyard in first-century Galilee. Befuddled, shocked, and -- as a woman without family traveling alone -- in fear for her very life, Rachel is grateful to be taken in by two wealthy women on a mission: the financial support of a charismatic rabbi from Nazareth. Jesus is a real up-and-comer, the women insist, with a knack for motivational speaking. You'll love him! But Rachel has never been "a believer." And even if she were, the swarthy, robust, and greasy-haired man to which she is introduced hardly strikes her as deity material. Then again... sometimes, she isn't so sure.

Based on both scholarly depictions of Jesus of Nazareth and research into daily life in the first century, we see through Rachel's account a fresh, earthy, and wholly pragmatic portrait of the historical Jesus. We see the rabbi not as the gospel writers chose to present him, but as he might have appeared to the little-known women who bankrolled his travels and to the disciples' wives who seasoned his stew. As Rachel experiences the resiliency and raw courage of these women, unsung and unrecorded by history, she is forced to wonder whether it is her own frenetic, perfectionist life that is truly the fairy tale.

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Rachel Stackhouse is a busy mother of three who under another pen name is also the author of several bestselling Kindle novels of mystery and romance. This unique story, written before the age of ebooks, collected dust in a drawer for many years while mainstream publishers considered it "too Christian" and Christian publishers rejected the concept of time travel as "hocus pocus." Now, thanks to a more open literary market and the addition of excellent commentary by a New Testament scholar, the reader is invited to spy on one woman's vision of the events of first-century Galilee, and to wonder what might have been... Born and raised in a Pennsylvania coal-mining town, Rev. Peter C. de Vries Ph.D. studied at Penn State University and Princeton Theological Seminary. While working as a full-time pastor, he earned a Ph.D. in Religious Studies at the University of Pittsburgh, with a focus on the theory of Biblical interpretation. He has taught New Testament exegesis at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, trains church leaders in Ghana, and has held several leadership positions in the Presbyterian Church at the regional level. He has been a Presbyterian pastor for twenty-seven years, and is in his twenty-second year of service in a congregation outside of Pittsburgh.

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