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Alabaster, Stories Behind the Gospel is John Charles Berry at his best and marks his return to historical fiction. His historical thriller on the 24 Hours of Lincoln’s Assassination is a best-selling historical thriller ebook. Alabaster is a unique collection of short stories that provides a glimpse into the back-stories of some of the most beloved encounters in the New TeAlabaster, Stories Behind the Gospel is John Charles Berry at his best and marks his return to historical fiction. His historical thriller on the 24 Hours of Lincoln’s Assassination is a best-selling historical thriller ebook. Alabaster is a unique collection of short stories that provides a glimpse into the back-stories of some of the most beloved encounters in the New Testament. These fictional back-stories don't simply retell the Bible passages in a narrative fashion, but develop the characters, explore their motivations, and reveal the mysteries of belief. All the while, Berry delivers emotional energy, historical context, imaginative insight, and literary texture to the people and passages we've grown to love.From the woman who dares to touch the hem of Jesus’ garment to the disciples on the road to Emmaus to the prostitute who bathes Jesus’ feet with perfume and tears, these stories illuminate the tragic nature of the human condition, the struggles and triumphs of love, and the inspirations of faith. Find out why readers hail Berry as a master of historical fiction with this collection of short fictional back-stories to the New Testament....

Title : Alabaster: Stories Behind the Gospel
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ISBN : 9781940745565
Format Type : ebook
Number of Pages : 141 Pages
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Alabaster: Stories Behind the Gospel Reviews

  • Sheila
    2018-11-13 18:51

    What an interesting idea for a book. Take some verses from the Bible that mention people otherwise unknown, and give them a back story. Try to tell who they might have been.The book contains seven separate stories. I think my favorite was the story of the woman from John 8:1-11, who was to be stoned for adultery. In the Bible Jesus writes on the ground with his finger while he is talking to the crowd, telling them "If any one of you is without sin, let him be the first to throw a stone at her." The crowd ends up going away, leaving just Jesus and the woman. But the Bible never tells WHAT he wrote on the ground. This story suggests what he might have been doing, what he might have been writing. I also really enjoyed the story of the woman who had bled for 12 years, who was healed by touching Jesus' cloak in Matthew 9:20-22. The spin is that this bleeding, this 12 years of bleeding, was menses, and this was a time when women were unclean, were isolated from society during their menses. This woman is given a story as to how she lived for 12 years unclean, and what this might have been like for her and her family. Other Bible passages are given similar "back stories". A fascinating idea, which made me ponder certain passages from the Bible that I had read, but never stopped to really ponder who that person was, or what was actually going on behind the verse.

  • Felicia A
    2018-10-30 10:30

    YAYYYYYY! Another editing project is now a published book! John Berry has reached inside the bible and told the stories alluded to there, in an amazing way.