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Holding Heaven: A Novella
by Jerry B. Jenkins (Goodreads Author)
Storyteller Jerry B. Jenkins and biblical artist Ron DiCianni transport you to the hardscrabble Middle East of the first century where you eavesdrop on interaction between a father and a son so profound that it will forever change how you view the Incarnation.
ebook, 144 pages
Published November 4th 2005 by Thomas Nelson Publishers
(first published October 1st 2005)
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Holding Heaven wonderfully captures a husband's love for his wife and a father's love for his Son, then in turn a Son's love for His mother and His father, through two interactions between Joseph and Jesus. While the content and concept is a delightful one and the main intent is the authors' message, the construction is a little problematic as the author combines his own narrative with that of the Bible's and the transition from one to the other is not always a smooth one.
May 09, 2014 Allen Steele rated it 3 of 5 stars · review of another edition
This was a very good guess at what the life of Mary & Joseph went through in raising Jesus. We have no true account for this time, but the author did a good job of weaving in what we do know with conjecture. The gospel msg is also projected here and has many proofs for someone who is still on the fence. Good job, I liked it.
This was an okay book. I found it kind of interesting to read the incarnation story in the perspective of Joseph and Jesus' relationship. This book did, however, raise the question for me of how much Jesus knew of what was going to happen to him.
Jerry Bruce Jenkins is an American novelist and biographer. He is best known as co-author of the Left Behind series of books with Tim LaHaye. Jenkins has written over 180 books, including mysteries, historical fiction, biblical fiction, cop thrillers, international spy thrillers, and children's adventures, as well as non-fiction. His works usually feature Christians as protagonists. In 2005, Jenki ...moreMore about Jerry B. Jenkins...