TITLE: The Martyr
CATEGORY: Biblical Fiction
He was the son of a simple fisherman with nothing of true worth. At least that was how he saw himself. James, the first-born son of Zebedee felt like a disappointment to his father and to the religious community he lived in. His desire for something more than a simple existence grew beyond his capacity to find contentment in an ordinary day. When God electrifies the ancient Judean landscape by sending His Son, James was divinely invited to follow this controversial Rabbi. Torn between his father’s expectations and following a narrow path toward an unknown destiny, James chooses to face his fear and search for acceptance rather than stay where he is. The longer he follows Yeshua, the more dangerous things become. James fears he has nothing to offer the Son of God. After many failed attempts to battle his fear through traditional responses such as pride and positioning, James finally looks to Yeshua for help to truly see the Kingdom this Rabbi spoke of. Would the lightning strike of divine truth illuminate the dark landscape of James’ soul with electrifying fearlessness? Would the desire for self-preservation give way to the honor of laying down his life in order to keep it for life eternal? Could James, a simple man, become a true apostle, walking faithfully in the steps of his Master to the end of the narrow path leading home?
This story is complete with questions at the end of the book for group discussion or personal bible study relating to each chapter.
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