About Seeing The Life:
Seeing The Life is a look at the life of Yeshua the Christ in a way never approached before. It shows us his life through the eyes of friends, family members and others around him as he walked the earth.
The story begins with Dassa, the daughter of the innkeeper, who is sent to fetch the midwife to help the young woman in the stable give birth. She and Mary become close friends as do Micah, her fiance then husband, and Joseph. Separated when the young family flee Bethlehem in the night, their friendship resumes several years later in Jerusalem.
Dassa and Micah know Yeshua is special, but he is still a boy with a boy’s interests and love of life. As time passes the two families, though separated most of each year, spend time together in Jerusalem during the Jewish Festivals. Then Yeshua begins speaking and teaching.
Micah, Joseph of Arimathea, their sons and others follow and believe Yeshua’s message. Yet do they really understand it? Is he the long awaited messiah who will free the Jews from the grip of Rome? What do the stories he tells really mean?
Seeing The Life shows Yeshua within the social and political culture of the time. Not only do we see his ministry but also his family and friendships as he grew. Yeshua was a normal baby who cried, spit up, wet and messed. He was a child who fell and skinned his knees. He lost his baby teeth. He had siblings. He had friends. Seeing the Life shows the humanness of Yeshua’s life, reminding the reader that he was both fully God and fully man, boy and baby also.
Reviews (all reviewers have given five stars):
Brenda Leng: “If you have ever wondered what it would be like to live in Jesus’ times, this is the book for you.”
Kevin Pauley: “The author has done a remarkable job in bridging some pretty tough hermeneutical gaps that readers often struggle with… She not only places the reader in the historical context but (with surprising detail and accuracy) weaves the physical, cultural and social setting around him.
S. Saldanha: “This is a wonderful view of historic Christianity. I was pulled in quickly. I normally don’t read religious books, but I felt like I was part of the story.”
Gazpacho “Beverly”: “The most memorable part of the book for me was the ugly realism of the events of Jesus’ final weeks on earth. We experience the horror of those days anew as we see them through the lives of Jesus’ close friends and family. ”