Ever wanted a first-century view of the world of the Gospels? In entertaining historical fiction, splashed with informative sidebars and images, the volumes in A Week in the Life Series give us a new view of Jesus' world and Bible-era culture.
In these imaginative and entertaining narratives, New Testament scholars lead us behind the veil of centuries to see and experience the historical and social realities of the time when Jesus walked the earth. Allowing what we do know to conjure possible events, these biblical fiction books are a fun and informative journey into the lost stories of the ancient near east.
Combining fictional narrative with trusted biblical study, these engaging stories include numerous full-page text boxes that expand on a variety of aspects of life and culture from the time period. Whether you're a Bible study teacher, small group leader, homeschool student, or you just want Scripture to come alive in a fresh way, these books are the perfect companions for your Bible reading.
While telling a good story and weaving it around familiar characters of the New Testament, Witherington also informs readers about many historical and cultural elements of the Jewish and Roman worlds of the late first century. Witherington's narrative of historical fiction engages the reader's imagination.
-Joel Willitts, professor of biblical and theological studies, North Park University, Chicago
Masterfully written and extensively researched, this fast-paced account invites the reader into the first-century world of the Gospels even while intriguing the reader as a good story should. In contrast to some scholars' wooden portrayals of all Jews or Romans or Syrians as the same, in this story, the characters are nuanced and come alive.
-Craig Keener, author, The IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament
This short novella, with pictures and explanations of customs in ancient Corinth, provides a window into the world of Paul's Corinthian letters. Witherington creatively brings the setting of Paul's Corinthian ministry to life with historical rigor and narrative artistry. Witherington brings to us the sights, smells, sounds and culture of Corinth as the apostle Paul knew it.
-Michael F. Bird, Crossway College, Australia
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