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 Jesuswill help you to appreciate the Bible and understand how it applies to your relationships with the most important people in your life.
Karen Kingsbury is absolutely amazing in how she is able to bring the history of the Bible to life. While reading her book I felt I strapped on sandals and went back in time and was able to oversee the events played out in the characters she depicted. I felt the joy of miracles being witnessed. I felt the pain of sorrow of death and sickness and the sadness of Jesus's arrest.
If you would like to have an idea of what it could have looked like during the time and days before Jesus's crucifixion and resurrection and how those who were closest to him thought and felt then I highly recommend this read. Karen Kingsbury has a magnificent gift!