This is my personal blog, on which I talk about a variety of topics purely as they catch my fancy. Some topics are serious, others whimsical. I love comments and questions so don't be shy, just courteous, even if you don't agree with me. I have another blog, The Story Template, on which I post writing-related topics on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Let's see, a bit about me... I'm married with two children, and spend much time taking care of our family. In my life BC (before children) I was a scientist who did bench research. I am a Christian who came to faith under protest through studying the historic circumstances surrounding the death of Jesus. I've written one novel, A Lever Long Enough, that I'm honored to say has won two awards. I also have written a nonfiction book, The Story Template: Conquer Writer's Block Using the Universal Structure of Story. This book is a programmed learner-type book that helps you, the writer, develop a complete compelling story (novel or screenplay) from a vague idea.

YOU CAN CONTACT ME at amydeardon at yahoo dot com.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Book Review: Stephen Mansfield's KILLING JESUS

 Link to Amazon HERE.

Stephen Mansfield paints a historically accurate picture of Jesus' death in his novel, Killing Jesus. Brilliant narrative -- if you've never been able to make it through the Scriptures, you'll find this book helpful to understand what all the fuss is about with Jesus' death. This is not religious, but rather an evidence-based narrative portraying the gritty reality of an execution in first century Jerusalem under Roman rule. A helpful section in the back lists numerous extrabiblical sources and so forth showing the historical basis for Jesus being, not a myth, but a real person.

This is not your typical Scripture study. Highly recommended for adults (children might find parts of this book upsetting).

Thank you to Worthy Press for offering me this book in exchange for my unbiased review. I am delighted to give this work five stars.

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