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As the power of the Roman Empire stretches across vast swathes of the known world, a young Jewish girl grows up within a devout family, learning her nation's customs and faith. But her seemingly ordinary story will soon intersect with the events that will change history forever.
As Martha's world is rocked by circumstances that leave her questioning the God in whom her forefathers put their trust, she slowly learns to wait and to watch for the One whose coming has been foretold by the prophets-the Messiah, who will right all wrongs and establish God's kingdom.
But when Martha and her siblings begin to encounter a radical new preacher from the north, their long-cherished dreams are first challenged-and then shattered.
Can this extraordinary man - Jesus - really be the Messiah? Using an imagined back-story for one of the characters recorded in the gospels, "Through Martha's Eyes" provides the reader with the cultural and historical background to understand more fully the story at the heart of human history.
Its descriptions of places, people and customs in the pages of the New Testament seek to enrich and enlighten both those who are new to the Bible and those for whom it is an already-cherished treasure.
Through Martha's Eyes by Corinne Brixton was published by Matador in January 2017 and is our 18427th best seller. The ISBN for Through Martha's Eyes is 9781788036283.
'This book is a bit like an enjoyable film which vividly retells the story of Jesus. It brings together biblical texts, lots of historical and social background, and plenty of intelligent imagination filling out the story. Jesus was a real person living in a real historical world among real people, and this book helps bring his story alive for us by suggesting how Martha might have experienced it. I am glad to commend it warmly.'
Revd. Dr. David Wenham, MA, PhD, Tutor in New Testament, Trinity College Bristol; author of "The Parables of Jesus", and "Paul and Jesus: The True Story"
'Corinne Brixton is a wise and experienced guide to the Christian life. This is a book which I hope will introduce many to the riches of the Bible, and help them to understand it better.'
Rt. Revd. Graham Tomlin, Bishop of Kensington and President of St Mellitus College; author of "The Seven Deadly Sins and How to Overcome Them", and "Looking Through The Cross"
'This book achieves its goal of providing a readily accessible background to the gospels for newer Christians. In reality, its appeal is much broader—it is an easy read which will bring the gospel stories into a fresh focus.'
Christine Fry, Member of Church of England General Synod.
'Corinne Brixton has brought the people and events of Jesus' ministry to life in this vivid story, told through the eyes of his friend Martha and her family. Readers will be drawn into the pacey narrative, and learn much about the meaning of Jesus along the way.'
Prof. Gordon McConville, Professor of Old Testament Theology, University of Gloucestershire; author of "Exploring the Old Testament" and "Deuteronomy" (Apollos Old Testament Commentary)
'A brilliant portrayal of the monumental events surrounding the life of Christ. I both laughed and cried. Through Martha's Eyes will be valued by those who have known the story since childhood, and those who come to it for the first time.'
Revd. Clive Gardner, Team Vicar of St Mark's, Wimbledon
'A fascinating glimpse of family life in the time of Jesus and extremely well researched.'
Rt. Revd. John Ellison, Retired Bishop of Paraguay, and Honorary Assistant Bishop, Diocese of Winchester, and Judie Ellison.
|Author / Artist||Corinne Brixton|
|Publisher||Matador (January 2017)|
|Number of Pages||352|
|Page last updated||31st January 2018|