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by Grace Johnson

  • Author: Grace Johnson
  • ISBN: 0842353011
  • ISBN13: 978-0842353014
  • ePub: 1983 kb | FB2: 1556 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Genre Fiction
  • Publisher: Tyndale House Pub (March 1, 1996)
  • Pages: 426
  • Rating: 4.2/5
  • Votes: 469
  • Format: lrf mbr lrf azw
The Rebel ePub download

A refreshing and stirring historical account of the biblical Barabbas that uses a potent blend of romance, intrigue, and spiritual renewal.
I have to admit I'm not quite finished reading this, but wanted to let readers know that I've been enjoying it. I always wonder what was going on with people beyond what we read in the scriptures. Johnson has created an interesting story for Barabbas and why the people of Jerusalem would have chosen to release him and crucify Jesus. (I don't quite agree with her reasoning, but for the sake of the story I can accept it). Parts of the story seemed to be reaching, for example, his "romance" with Martha, but I veiwed this as a hook to get women readers involved and to balance the scenes of desert rebels plotting insurection. I was very impressed that she picked up the pun on Barabbas' name and found it interesting that she in many ways tries to set up parallels between him and Christ, both with his name, the fact that he lost his father fairly young, was a carpenter, was supposed to be a deliverer for his people, should have gone to the cross, etc. Many of these are dramatic license, but add to the interest of the story.
I'm eager to finish the book and see what she's done with the rest of the story.
I love this book. Every time I finish it I want to read it all over again. You will not be disappointed!
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