My Friend Jesus (Book) - 6/8/2010 11:50:04 AM
5.0 out of 5 stars An Imaginative Story about Jesus, May 22, 2010
By Rebecca Johnson "SeasonedwithLove.com" (Washington State) reviews
(TOP 10 REVIEWER--REAL NAME--COMMUNITY FORUM 04--VINE VOICE)
This review is from: My Friend Jesus (Paperback)
Imagine you were out walking in nature and met a man tending sheep.
Imagine that this shepard was actually Jesus. What would you do if he asked you to help him find his lost sheep? In this imaginative and completely fictitious story, a man named Cephas has such an experience. He not only meets a man he thinks is Jesus, he spends the day with him and faces numerous challenges.
Gary Lombardo has a very unique way of writing a novel. He not only speaks to the reader he also includes possible reader comments. Through this book he also addresses cultural maladies and explains his disillusionment with modern psychology. His clear thinking and insight is refreshing to read. In this story he has masterfully woven biblical stories, Bible verses, imaginative conversations with Jesus and situations in which Cephas' faith is tested. There is even a little romance when Cephas meets his ex-wife in a chance encounter. Or is Jesus responsible for them meeting again?
I truly enjoyed this story and can recommend it to believers and unbelievers. Gary Lombardo is a talented writer who easily draws you into the story and keeps your attention until the very last page. There are also some funny parts of the story that made me laugh out loud.
~The Rebecca Review