City on a Hill: Parables of the Carpenter - Vol. 2
Another chapter in the greatest story ever told . . .
Come meet Jesus before he started attracting crowds. In his previous book, THE WELCOMING DOOR, Kenny Kemp retold three cherished parables in an entirely new and unique way-—placing Jesus himself, as a working carpenter, in the stories he would one day teach the world. Simple, subtle, and heartfelt, these stories will delight all ages. More
Now, in CITY ON A HILL, Jesus' formative adventures continue, weaving two New Testament parables into a compelling narrative. Just five miles from Nazareth lies Sepphoris, the teeming capital of Galilee, where Jesus (known to his contemporaries as Jeshua bar Josef) encounters the larger Roman world, a world of powerful, scheming men who love darkness more than light. Working as an artisan on an immense basilica, Jeshua struggles no only with the wicked governor and his cabal of conspirators but with his fellow workers, who are threatening to strike over unpaid wages. And when King Herod Antipas himself rides into Sepphoris with his army on a stormy Sabbath evening, Jeshua is faced with his greatest challenge yet—to hold fast to his radical, peaceful gospel and still protect his friends and family.
Into this volatile mix are stirred two of Jesus’ most thought-provoking stories, the parable of the Unjust Judge, which reveals the principle of faithful persistence, and the parable of the Unmerciful Servant, which illuminates the power of forgiveness.
For those who wonder about the time, place, and people behind the parables, City on a Hill provides a fascinating encounter with the most remarkable, unforgettable, and divinely human Jesus ever.