When Jesus Wept by Bodie and Brock Thoene is an interesting and unique look into the life of Lazarus.
LAZARUS---the man Jesus raised from the dead in one of the most extraordinary encounters with The Living Savior in all of Scripture. But the life of Lazarus holds interest well beyond this miraculous event. Living in Bethany, near Jerusalem, Lazarus witnessed many of the most important events of Jesus's life and ministry. Lazarus owned a vineyard and devoted his life to caring for its vines and fruit. But he encountered another man---Jesus---whose vineyard was the world, its fruit the eternal souls of men. When Lazarus's story and the story of Jesus's crucifixion and resurrection touch in When Jesus Wept, we are offered a unique vision into the power and comfort of Christ's love. Brock and Bodie Thoene's most powerful and climactic writing project to date, When Jesus Wept, captures the power and the passion of the men and women who lived through the most important days in the history of the world. (Goodreads)
I have read other books about Lazarus but not quite like this one. This takes an in depth look into Lazarus' personal life, before he dies, during the death, and after he is raised from the dead. The most fascinating part of the book that I enjoyed is right before his death when he spends time with Jesus and his death. I had never thought about what it would actually be like dying and coming back to life. Jesus weeping and then raising you from the dead, after you had seen loved ones in heaven. What would that be like? How would you live after that? This book just brought a lot of questions to mind.
Truly a uniquely written account of the life of Lazarus.
"I received this book for free from Litfuse in exchange for an honest review".
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