THE BROTHER’S KEEPER-a touching novel of the times of Jesus Christ.

Posted: September 5, 2010 in Uncategorized

It is well known that I am an avid reader of historical fiction.If it’s religious historical fiction,then it’s even better.I’m absolutely fascinated with the life and times of Jesus Christ,and I absolutely love reading novels which bring His times to life. One such novel is “The Brother’s Keeper” by Tracy Groot(of which I was lucky enough to receive a signed copy), centered around James ,son of Joseph and brother of Jesus,as he tries to grasp the nature of his brother.Jesus is causing quite a fuss around the community,and James doesn’t really know what to make of it. Is Jesus a prophet,a miracle-maker,or just an ordinary man with dreams of glory?  James will find the answer and be enlightened along the way.

What I really really liked about this novel is how vivid the overall atmosphere is.Ms.Groot is a wonderfully gifted writer,and it can be seen in the detailed descriptions of Jewish customs and scenery. I truly believe this book would make a wonderful holiday-season movie.

Another strong point in the book is James,as a central character.His journey from disbelief to acceptance of the Son of God is masterfully woven by Ms.Groot,and readers will feel as though they’re following James’ every step.

So if you’re looking for a book that’s both inspiring and informative,a wonderful perspective on Jesus,then “The Brother’s Keeper” is for you.5 stars! Thank you ,Ms.Groot,great job!

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