J.M. Diener grew up in the Middle East where he was exposed to the fictional writings of C.S. Lewis early on. J.R.R. Tolkien and Stephen R. Lawhead later became two of his favorite authors. Having studied Old Testament theology, J.M. Diener loves to look carefully at Scripture and its application to daily life, and, like Tolkien, he enjoys reading and studying history, whether real or imagined. J.M. Diener's writings are collected at http://www.wolfhawke.com
This brief novella explores the life and character of Joseph the step-father of Jesus Christ. Based on careful research and recent Evangelical biblical scholarship, the story attempts to capture the happenings of the birth of Jesus and place them in their proper cultural and historical context.