In this book, author Douglas Cooper introduces his readers to the human Jesus, and to His family, who were real people, called to struggle with problems no one else ever faced. Jesus was, after all "the Kid next door" to everyone in Nazareth. As far as they were concerned He was also an illegitimate child. And that was a burden both Mary and Joseph chose to bear because they believed in obeying God.
Suppose you went to the employment office in your city looking for work and found the following job available. Would you apply?
Job description: Mother of the Messiah.
1. You must be willing to endure scorn from friends and relatives who think you got pregnant out of wedlock.
2. You must be able to discipline a perfect child.
3. You must be willing to let your child teach you.