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A captivating, stand-alone sequel to "The Brother's Keeper," "Stones of my Accusers" reveals the transforming difference Christ's mercy makes through the lives of several compelling characters. Joab and Jorah are each traveling separately to find a prostitute named Rivkah and inform her of her son, Nathanael's, death. Joab has been commissioned to take Nathanael's words to ...more
Paperback, 394 pages
Published January 1st 2004 by Moody Publishers
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Annie
Feb 17, 2009 rated it really liked it
I read Stones of My Accusers after reading Madman and The Brother's Keeper both by Tracy Groot. Stones of My Accusers picks up at the end of The Brother's Keeper with the characters of Jorah and Joab, and the heretofore unmet Rivkah, Nathaniel's prostitute mother. Orion, Chief Secretary of Cesarea Maritima figures prominently into the plot as he is sympathetic to the Jews petitioning him (of which Rivkah is one), while at the same time needing to keep peace with Rome.

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Deb
Sep 04, 2007 rated it really liked it
Plot Summary: What happens, When & Where, Central Characters, Major Conflicts[return]Two people arrive in an ancient Israelite town, both in search of the same woman--Rivkah. Rivkah's son was killed and both Joab and Jorah know something of his death and have their own reasons to speak to her about it. Rivkah is a prostitute, however, and finding her and speaking to her proves daunting for the two young people. They both fall in with a local mosiac maker and become his apprentices. Through h ...more
Faith Justice
Sep 07, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: given-away
The publishers of this book Moody Publishers states their mission:"...to equip and motivate people to advance the cause of Christ by publishing evangelical Christian literature and other media for all ages around the world..." Given that, this book was remarkably free of "evangelical" language. Jesus is treated as a real person - the oldest brother of a large family and the "resurrection" is treated with skepticism by the main characters. The story does have a theme, but it's a universal humanis ...more
Gayle
This follow up to Groot's novel My Brother's Keeper isn't as good but does give some satisfaction in finding out what happens to some of the main and secondary characters in the first novel. Stories about Jesus's siblings are a rarity in my experience and I enjoyed exploring what that might have been like.

The book also gave me a new appreciation for the miraculous spread and subsequent longevity of the Christian religion in a time period which contained none of the methods of instant communicat
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Jessica
Sep 17, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: 16+
The Sequel to "The Brother's Keeper" and just as beautiful.

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"A captivating stand-alone sequel to The Brother's Keeper, Stones of my Accusers reveals the transforming difference Christ's mercy makes through the lives of several compelling characters. Joab and Jorah are each traveling separately to find a prostitute named Rivkah and inform her of her son Nathanael's death. Joab has been commissioned to take Nathanael's words to Rivkah ("Tell her, No sto
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Stefany
Jul 29, 2011 rated it liked it
I enjoyed reading Stones of My Accusers. My favorite part of the book was the second half because there was a great deal of suspense and anticipation. If you begin the book and feel that it is being drawn out or not too interesting don't put the book down! I would suggest holding out because the 1st 1/2 of the book sets up the 2nd 1/2 very well and brings the characters to life which makes sense when you see how their lives all intertwine. The story picks up and gets very interesting to the poin ...more
Lynette  Lee (J.Kirby)
Sep 25, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: my-tool-box
This book is set a few days after the certification of Christ. This book was well written, but I expected it more to be about Jesus's family. Instead, it takes readers into three connecting lives and how they work together to prove a man's innocence. It's a good story, and I do recommend people to read it, but just realize that it's not about Jesus's family and how they coped with losing him. This genre is considered historical Christian fiction, so it's meant for general audiences.
Amy
Feb 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
although I did not read the sequel, I enjoyed this story. reading a story about one of Jesus' siblings after his death intrigued me. although the story focused more on the prostitute whose son died and Pilate's first in command, it was very interesting to think about the implications of Jesus' words to those who knew and "followed" the Torah. this story obviously focused on jesus saying "he who is without sin can cast the first stone."
Amy Riccio
Feb 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I love this author. Even though I enjoyed her book "Madman" better than this one, I was still captivated by this story. She does SUCH a wonderful job of creating characters that you can see and know in your mind. She doesn't gloss over personality, which adds to much depth to a story. It's wonderful.
Maff
Jul 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
I was a blubbering mess by the end of this book! LOVED LOVED LOVED IT!!!! Can't wait to check out more of her novels.
Hbugs
Nov 07, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2011-and-before
Christian fiction...still not my thing but this book was interesting enough to carry through the end.
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Tracy Groot is the critically acclaimed and Christy Award–winning author of several works of historical fiction. Her books have received starred Booklist and Publishers Weekly reviews and have been called "beautifully written" and "page-turning" by Publishers Weekly, and "gripping" with "exquisitely drawn" characters by Library Journal.

Tracy and her husband have three grown sons and a daughter-in
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