This is a journey through the eyes of one family from before the birth of Christ unto the birth of the Church. It travels along the paths of those who have died as righteous and unrighteous and the happenings on the earth as salvation is purchased and Christianity is established. This book tells the story of the family of one man, Shimon the Weaver, as they journey through Israel from 18 B.C. through the birth of the Messiah and on to the birth and establishment of the newly formed church. The journey follows the lives of some who died unrighteous and their path in unrighteous Sheol. It also follows some who died righteously and went to Abraham's bosom to await their redemption and what their life would be like. This is all told simultaneously with the lives of those who are still alive as they follow the life and workings of the Messiah as he lived, died and rose again to bring salvation to those on the earth. They interact with the original disciples all the way to after Pentecost.
James Rairdon on https://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-reviews/RBT14AWSTFD46/ref=cm_cr_srp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B08F6CCDYQ wrote:
Lee Eddy has managed to bring Biblical events to life in a fictional but factual manner. The first few chapters bring our current "covid 19" situation into focus and offers some clarity on the purpose of living life. Definitely recommend reading this part one of two and it's a quick read.
I especially liked the explanation regarding Lachish and Lazarus and life beyond.
Lee brings Jewish customs to life with vivid descriptions.
And his take on sheol (the grave) was very interesting. To finish part one with the thoughts of Satan and his crew was brilliant.
Again, it's a good read.
Swiss Miss on https://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-reviews/RYS3ZN6FMUNY5/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B08F6CCDYQ wrote:
Wonderful story that captivated my imagination. I Love this book. It was a refreshing break for me from day to day life. I most enjoyed the skillfull weaving of the characters lives into the narrative that gave the story a rich depth without losing the story line.
Takes you back in time! Reading the Bible tells us so much about history. Based on a bible story, this novel gives colorful
fictional details that make the story come to life. It takes you back in time and allows you to experience the biblical days in a relatable real-life way. Great job! S. Umberger