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Son of the Father

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Some debts are impossible to pay.

Son of the Father is a creative storytelling of Barabbas, the man released in the hours leading up to Jesus’ crucifixion.

Long before his life is traded for Jesus', Barabbas' family is ruined, a consequence of his own rage. Consumed with guilt he resolves to put things right, but this seems an impossible task. Huge debts, a man bent on reven
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Paperback, 296 pages
Published July 1st 2019 by Ambassador International
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Emily Yager
Oct 22, 2019 rated it liked it
Where to start with this story. While I didn't not like it, it was just an okay story for me. This creative take on the Biblical character Barabbas.

I had had some issues with the story, partly because of the way it was written and partly because of the intense topics that were mentioned. At times (mostly the first half of the story) the characters were just too self-obsorbed to really care about what happened to them. Althought toward the end there was some redemption that made this story worth
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Christi
Oct 18, 2019 rated it liked it
Let me preface this by stating that I first thought this was a Biblical fiction, which after reading the authors note I realized it wasn't. Son of the Father is rooted in the Biblical story of Jesus but told from the perspective of Barabas, the man that should've been crucified instead of Jesus.

Having never given much thought to Barabas and his life, I appreciated the authors creativity of intertwining Barabas's story with the actual Biblical account of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus
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Laura
Oct 21, 2019 rated it liked it
I love history. Fascinated by it. So when an author combines history with fiction, I’m generally right there, ready to read. Always curious about the culture, the people, the infrastructure I generally am willing to give any historical fiction novel a chance.

Son of the Father by Andrew Stone, is this author’s debut novel. Stone takes an imaginative journey through biblical history. In both biblical history and history of the era in which the book is set, we know the Barabbas was the prisoner ch
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Candy Smith
Oct 21, 2019 rated it liked it
I didn't really know what to think going into this book and although it wasn't what I expected with some aspects that just aren't what I'm accustomed to reading, it is an interesting take on an old story that we weren't given much information on in the Bible. I admire authors who take little known about characters in the Bible and try to tell the story from a fictional perspective to try to shed light on these infamous characters. I did appreciate the part of the story that gives redemption a ch ...more
Kendra Neal
Oct 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
I have always thought that Barabbas was an interesting person in the Bible. Reading this book really confirmed that. I began reading this and it played out like a "Fiction" book, but this book is NOT Fiction. This is a book that has many twists and turns, but tells the Biblical story of Barabbas.

I really like how the Author, Andrew Stone, does a GREAT job of telling the story of Barabbas and his struggles with debt and destroying the family name. Barabbas has issues with Trust until he meets a
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Denise
Sep 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
A creative take on the life story of Barabbas, the criminal chosen to be set free while Jesus was condemned to be crucified. I liked the interweaving of the lives of people mentioned in gospel accounts. An unexpected and entertaining twist was bringing to life characters from some of the parables Jesus told. It is difficult to get readers on the side of a nasty, self-seeking main character with no redeeming features. In fact the whole Barabbas family were mean, selfish and unlikeable. So for me ...more
Bramwell Blyth
Aug 02, 2020 rated it did not like it
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Alison McCaffrey
Ingenious.

This is a novel that invites you to become part of a great "maybe and what if" story.
Mostly told from Barabbas' point of view, the story twists and turns as he introduces numerous familiar characters from the Gospels. These characters are skilfully entwined, their own stories inseparable from that of Barabbas.
Ultimately this is a story of grace, forgiveness and !ove. But, the "reality" of the season and the knowledge of the kind of man Barabbas was is not ignored.
Personally, I found t
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