Eighth Shepherd

Eighth Shepherd

Book - 2008
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After Yeshua of Nazareth has raised his friend El'azar from the dead, news of Yeshua travels fast and the Sanhedrin begin their plot to kill him. Despite the danger, Yeshua and his followers begin the journey to Jerusalem for Passover. Meanwhile, Zachai the tax collector (Zacchaeus), the most hated man in Judea, longs to be a part of the Jewish society that he has been cut off from due to his profession. He falls into despair, believing God can't hear him and that he will always be alone. Simona, a leper who was healed by Yeshua but remains cut off from society to live in the sycamore grove, shows compassion to Zachai and tells him of Yeshua. Zachai begins his quest to find Yeshua in hopes that this man can heal his heart, just as he healed Simona's leprosy.
Publisher: Carol Stream, Ill. : Tyndale House Publishers, c2008
ISBN: 9780842375283
0842375287
Branch Call Number: FICTION Thoene
Characteristics: xi, 288 p. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Thoene, Brock 1952-
Alternative Title: 8th shepherd

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bibliosara May 08, 2019

I really enjoyed Eighth Shepherd. As in Seventh Day, the Thoenes' have returned to their much-loved style of writing. Following Lazarus' rising from the dead, we turn our attentions to Shimona, one of the lepers freed from the Valley of Mak'ob in Second Touch. Shimona was previously known as the Singer of the Valley, and has returned home in the hopes of being embraced by her family. However, times are uncertain and suspicions are heightened even in the face of undeniable proof of Yeshua's power. In the face of seemingly insurmountable dangers, Shimon and Zachai (the widely despised tax collector of Jericho) must find a way to reconcile their own desires with the destiny the Lord has set before them. Will Zachai find comfort in Yeshua's Word before it is too late? Eighth Shepherd is a wonderful addition to the series. I hated putting it down, and can't wait to read the next entry of the A.D. Chronicles! The Thoenes have a special talent for putting biblical events into the context of a broader story of individuals who bring life to the briefly told anecdotes of the Gospels. By doing so, the meaning and importance of the Gospels is only increased, especially when one reads the Gospels alongside the Thoenes' dramatized novels.

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