Book Description: America’s favorite inspirational novelist and #1 New York Times bestselling author offers a richly told tale about six of Jesus’ closest friends and companions, bringing biblical truths to life in this captivating continuation of her Life-Changing Bible Study series.
In our everyday lives, friends are the people whom we spend the most time with, go through struggles with at times, and who know us best. Each of Jesus’ friends—Peter, John, Matthew, Judas, Mary Magdalene, and Lazarus—traveled with Jesus and were part of His daily ministry, and each has a compelling story to tell. There were some who would question or doubt Him…and one would even betray Him. Kingsbury brings these fascinating personalities to life in ways that will not only help bring you closer to the truths found in Scripture, but also to Christ.
By combining valuable, instructive Bible study with compelling, insightful character sketches of Jesus’ companions, Kingsbury provides you with a deeper understanding of the scriptural teachings featuring these fascinating people. Emotionally powerful, thought-provoking, and soulful, The Friends of Jesus will help you to appreciate the Bible and understand how it applies to your relationships with the most important people in your life.
This was an awesome book giving you a look inside at the friends of Jesus and what they might have been thinking and feeling as the life of Jesus unfolds in the Bible. This book follows six people whom Jesus loved, Peter, John, Matthew, Judas, Mary Magdalene, and Lazarus and tells the story from their own unique perspective. While we have no way of knowing what they were actually thinking and feeling, it helps me to grasp the Bible Truths more fully as I see things from a different perspective. I am a fan of Kingsbury’s novels and while I am not a big historical fiction fan, I found this book to be an enjoyable, enlightening read.
~Reviewed by Rosie B.