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Having been brought up on the Bible thoroughly, I did not gain much from this book. It was on our bookshelf, so I thought I'd better read it. 2 years after reading it almost to the day, I found myself in Jerusalem, Bethlehem and Nazareth by accident, more or less, and got a better sense of what it was like during the time of Jesus. Some things had not changed at all, except the languages--Arabic over Aramaic surrounded by Hebrew, Yiddish and English--along with hundreds of other languages from ...more
Charles L. Allen is the former pastor of First United Methodist Church in Houston. The author of over 30 books, he was a featured columnist with the Atlanta Constitution from 1948 to 1960, and with the Houston Chronicle from 1960 to 1983.More about Charles L. Allen...