From Carpenter to King

The Anointed One

by John Fuja

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/09/2019

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 550
ISBN : 9781982230418
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 550
ISBN : 9781982230401
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 550
ISBN : 9781982230425

About the Book

From Carpenter to King is a fictitious narrative of what Jesus’s private life might have been like during his public ministry. The novel focuses equally on the human and the divine nature of Christ. The story delves into the acrimonious relationship between Caiaphas, the high priest, and his father-in-law, Annas. Both men are despised by the Roman procurator, Pontius Pilate. Centurion Gaius Longinus is appointed by Pilate to clandestinely follow the Messiah. His plan is to use Jesus as his pawn in bringing about the downfall of Annas and Caiaphas. Pilate’s wife—Claudia, the granddaughter of Caesar—appeals to her father, a noted Roman senator, to allow her half brother Marcus to begin his military career under her husband’s command. On his first mission as a courier, Marcus is captured and abused by a brigand named Barabbas. The incident prompts General Flavius to resign from the senate and sail to the Middle East with a cohort of soldiers. Once he and his army arrived, Flavius wreaked havoc throughout Galilee as he attempted to capture his son’s abuser. The novel remains true to the Gospel’s accounts while also intertwining the personal lives and loves of individuals who have been touched by Jesus. Blended within the story is a copious amount of intrigue.

About the Author

This is Fuja’s final novel in a trilogy on the life of Christ. “From Carpenter to King” was preceded by “None Shines More Brightly, which dealt with the boyhood of Jesus through the beginning of his public life, and “Favored” covering the events leading up to the birth of Jesus. Like Fuja’s two prior novels “From Carpenter to King” is rich with Jewish culture and tradition. It presents a unique perspective into the lives of the individuals who were most affected by Jesus’ ministry.