This is an amazing book. It makes you feel as if you were there with Jesus and the apostles. As a 20 yr plus studier of the Bible, Jim Bishop has this down pat. A must read even if you are not religious. It will make you cry, so have a hanky near.
An amazing book! I highly recommend it to anyone and everyone. It is the greatest story ever told, written as if Jim Bishop had been a journalist on the scene. Beautifully written. It certainly has given new life to my faith. I can't wait to read "The Day Christ was Born" by the same author.
Like a lot of people, I read this almost every Lent. The attention to detail is amazing and so interesting, and it makes the Passion of Christ just come alive. Even if a lot of detail cannot be substantiated, a good arguement is made as to why it probably is fact. And it gives a wonderful history lesson on what was going on in that area of the world when Christ walked the Earth.
I thought this was a very good book. It takes you from midnight Maunday Thursday all the way through Jesus' trial, persecution, and crucifixion. A journalist-historian's approach to the most dramatic day in the history of the Christian world, this is a moving and inspiring recreation of those events. I begins at 6 PM--the beginning of the Hebrew day and the time Jesus moved toward Jerusalem and the Last Supper with his apostles--and takes us trough to4 PM of the last day, the sorrowful moment when he was removed from the cross.