The Carpenter of Galilee & The Welcoming Door - Illustrated
THE ILLUSTRATED PARABLE OF THE PRODIGAL SON
He was born in poverty, yet he enriches the lives of millions.
He never left his own country, yet he influences nations.
He never wrote a book, yet more has been written about him than anyone who has ever lived.
He had no formal education, yet his teachings give life meaning.
He was a simple carpenter, yet he changed the world. More
** WINNER OF TWO MAJOR BOOK AWARDS **
Jeshua bar Joseph, a young, unassuming carpenter from Nazareth, has been hired to remodel the front door of a rich man’s home. As he works, he learns of a family in crisis: young Reuben has gone into the world and is squandering his inheritance. His older brother Simeon remains behind, dutifully but bitterly fulfilling his family responsibilities. And their father Eli suffers most of all as he struggles to understand, love, and forgive his two disappointing sons.
In this beautiful and touching retelling of the parable of the prodigal son, we meet a young, hard-working and humble carpenter who possesses great stores of wisdom and love which he subtly shares with Eli's household, gently preparing each of them for the prodigal's inevitable return.
Beautifully illustrated with twenty-one original oil paintings, The Carpenter of Galilee & The Welcoming Door is suitable for all ages. Children will delight in the illustrations, young people will recognize themselves in the characters, and adults will gain a deeper understanding of the familiar family conflicts and inspired solutions in this, the most powerful of all Gospel parables.
he was a simple carpenter, yet he changed the world.
“You will never again see the parables in the same light.” — Rachel Ann Nunes, Ariana
“Kenny Kemp and Kirk Richards have taken on a formidable challenge: retelling the most famous parable in a new way . . . and they have succeeded brilliantly.” — Linda Thomson, TPI
“Children as well as adults will love this book. It lends a whole new perspective, not only to the parables, but to Jesus himself.” — Irene Robinson, KWCL Radio