This may seem a very familiar story – but you will probably find that it contains some surprises. You have certainly never heard it told like this before.
These are the stories of contemporary eyewitnesses to the life of Jesus.
Using Biblical and background data, Alex MacDonald writes these people’s stories as if you had just this moment casually asked them what they knew about this man, Jesus.
Some were profoundly changed, some had regrets – some didn’t understand at all.
The people who tell their stories include: Mary – mother of Jesus; Gaius Maximus – centurion; Joanna’s story of John, the Baptist; the women at the well; Simon the Pharisee; the Gadarene demoniac; Jairus; Simon Peter; the rich young ruler; blind Bartimaeus; Zacchaeus; the Apostle John and Marcellus, a Roman officer.
It’s still the greatest story ever told, but this time, straight to your face!
ALEX MACDONALD is the minister of Buccleuch & Greyfriars Free Church in Edinburgh. He is a past editor of the Free Church Monthly Record and has also written Creation in Crisis (ISBN 978 187167 686 0) and Love Minus Zero (ISBN 978 090673 192 5) – both about a Christian perspective on contemporary issues.