The Test

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His knees trembled and he felt weak. The trek through the burning sands had been long, and longer still the climb up the mountain. The breeze that inhabits the high places found him at last as he looked toward the river, now hardly more than a bright ribbon from his lofty perch. Jesus felt very faint; his fast had been long since his baptism by his cousin, John. More
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Published: Feb. 22, 2012
Words: 3,310
Language: English
ISBN: 9781466133235
About Russ Durbin

Russ calls himself a "Pennsylvania Hoosier." Born and raised in Indiana, he has lived in Bucks County, PA, for 30 years. He began his career as a newspaper and broadcast journalist in news and sports. After a career in corporate communications, Russ has turned to writing fiction, specializing in short stories. Genres include westerns, sports, historical, romance, and character delineation stories.

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Review by: Rita Hoepp on June 17, 2012 : star star star star star
Jesus the man is vividly portrayed here. The "test" which we hear about as an idea or concept in the Bible becomes real, his anguish and exhilaration palpable.
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Review by: tjohns on June 10, 2012 : star star star star star
Excellent. A very visceral rendering of an age-old story.
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