Author: Gerald Lund
Summary: It's the New Testament Jesus/Messiah presented in this historical fiction, as viewed by a Jewish, Zealot family. Simeon is a fearless Zealot band leader, after the traditions of his mother (Deborah's) family. He is betrothed to Shana, who is the sister of his best friend & fellow warrior, Yehuda. Things really come to a head when Jesus has a great following of would-be disciples, and the Zealots and Romans are opposed to one another & a complicated scheme that has been put in place to incite a rebellion.
Favorite quote: "The stroke of the whip maketh marks in the flesh, but the stroke of the tongue breaketh bones." - Second Epistle of Pontianus