Bold Galilean Author:LeGette Blythe Who is this strange man, this carpenter from Nazareth? He has strength, power, and an amazing capacity for drawing people to him. Everywhere he goes he attracts a crowd. He heals diseases, raises the dead, and calms the storm-swept waters. People yearn to be near him, to hear his teachings, and to experience his power. But few can decide what so... more »rt of man Jesus is.
A Roman manufacturer, Marcus believes this rabbi is but an opportunist looking for money and power. Marcus's god is money -- silver, gold, and merchandise. With money comes power, and with power comes happiness -- he can buy anything he desires. Then his life is turned upside down. Can Jesus change such a man as Marcus?
A fisherman by trade, Simon struggles with trying to understand his intelligent yet powerful young master. Jesus knows the Scriptures and can dispute with the spiritual leaders in the synagogue, yet he prefers to be with ordinary people -- fishermen and tax collectors. Simon follows the rabbi, and, as he listens to his teachings, Simon begins to believe that this is indeed the promised Messiah, the Son of God.
A Roman by birth, but interested in Jewish affairs, Centurion Gaius Sempronius does not know what to believe. He hears stories of the rabbi's healing powers and sees them at work in his own servant. He feels the carpenter's drawing power as he listens to Jesus tell of his Father. Is this the Messiah the Jews have long awaited? Has he come to overthrow the Roman Empore and set up his kingdom?
High priest Joseph Caiaphas wants to rid Isread of this rabbi from Galilee. The temple leaders try desperately to trap Jesus -- to trick him into saying things that would go against the sacred writings. Caiaphas believes Jesus to challenge to his authority, an evil influence, and a perverter of the law. He will stop at nothing until the Nazarene's influence has ended.« less