In honor of the Easter season, Behold the Man: A Biblical Narrative of the Last Days of Jesus Christ will be free for anyone to download on Kindle from March 1 through March 5, 2016. I started writing this book three decades ago as I began a study of the events surrounding the last week of the mortal life of Jesus Christ, as found in the New Testament. The Passion of Christ is the story of the greatest tragedy and triumph in history. I have never found anything to compare with it.
In the spring of in 1986, I started to put together in my own mind the enormous puzzle of the accounts of the Passion of Christ as told in the gospel accounts of the New Testament. The gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John each provide unique details about the events leading to Jesus’ death. My goal in writing this book was to: (1) identify the unique details from each of the gospels relating to the Passion; (2) to unify that material; and (3) to present it in an easy-to-read, narrative or story format.
The source for this book is the King James Version (1611) of the New Testament. While this book is completely based on scripture, I have updated the punctuation and paragraphing, altered some capitalization and pronouns, and added single and double quotation marks where appropriate. I have also added conjunctive or transitional words, without setting them off with brackets, and deleted some words, to help the flow of the narrative.
This 140-page book is also available in paperback for $6.33.
I hope reading this book—a labor of love that took me 23 years to complete—will help you draw closer to Christ during this Easter season.