Son of God by Roma Downey audiobook

Son of God

By Roma Downey and Mark Burnett
Read by Keith David

Hachette Book Group 9781455585830

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781478955405

  • ISBN: 9781478955382

Category: Fiction/Religious
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

The book Son of God is a tie-in with the 2014 film of the same title from Twentieth Century Fox. Like the movie, the book is epic in scope, providing a panoramic picture of first-century Judea as it recounts the events and reveals the meaning of Jesus' life, death, and resurrection.

Though based on New Testament accounts, including the four Gospels and the book of Acts, Son of God reads like a contemporary novel, delving deeply into the character of Jesus and the personalities and motives all of those who surround him, both his followers and his enemies. Even minor Gospel characters—Mary Magdelene, the servant Malchus, the Jewish elder Nicodemus—come vividly to life, and the book's portrayal of the political machinations behind Jesus' trial and death—the contest for power between the Roman governor Pontius Pilate and the high priest Caiaphas—is especially engaging.

Beyond depicting the historical milieu in which Jesus lived, Son of God deftly explains the customs and culture of the Jewish people and the Roman officials and soldiers who oppressed them, enhancing readers' understanding of the biblical record. In its final part, the book extends the Christian story past Jesus' resurrection to show how Jesus' followers, impassioned by their faith, began spreading his message of salvation throughout the wider world. Grittily realistic, Son of God pulls no punches in conveying the harsh realities of Jesus' era. But it is also inspirational, showing how Jesus transformed the lives of the humble and the powerful alike—and conveying Jesus' message of comfort and hope to present-day readers.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“An epic work that tells the story of Jesus and touches the heart.” Joel Osteen on Son of God the movie
Son of God draws you into the story from the start.” Rick Warren on Son of God the movie
“The audience will be enthralled and inspired.” Bishop T. D. Jakes on Son of God the movie

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Author

Author Bio: Roma Downey

Author Bio: Roma Downey

Roma Downey is a Golden Globe and Emmy nominated actress who starred for almost a decade as Monica in the hit CBS television series Touched by an Angel. She is also producer of the children’s DVD and book series Little Angels.

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Author Bio: Mark Burnett

Author Bio: Mark Burnett

Mark Burnett is a multiple Emmy Award–winning producer of some of the biggest prime-time network television shows in history, including Survivor,The Apprentice, Shark Tank, and The Voice. He has produced over two thousand hours of American prime-time programming. Burnett also collaborated with his wife, Roma Downey, to produce The Bible, a ten hour global television miniseries.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Religious
Audience: Adult
Language: English