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Fishers of Men Audiobook

Fishers of Men: Kingdom and the Crown, Vol. 1

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Publisher's Summary

In an ancient land in a time foretold by prophets, a babe was born beneath a shining star. Thirty years later, Jesus of Nazareth began teaching a message of hope, peace, and love. He claimed to be the Son of God, and his words - and his life - would change the world.

Though David ben Joseph is quick to accept Jesus as the Messiah, the rest of his family is more cautious. His wife, Deborah, and his son, Simeon, leaders in the rebellious Zealot movement, look for a Messiah that will crush the Romans with power and the sword, not one preaching a message of love and forgiveness.

Meanwhile, reports of Jesus have reached into the very heart of Jerusalem, and both the powerful Sadducee Mordechai ben Uzziel and the Pharisee Azariah agree that something must be done to stop this man from Nazareth before he gets out of hand.

Fishers of Men is a sweeping epic filled with memorable characters who bring to life an extraordinary time in the history of the world. It is a story about the importance of family, the power of faith, the miracle of forgiveness, and the strength needed to follow your heart.

©2009 Gerald N. Lund (P)2009 Shadow Mountain

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    Elizabeth Katy, TX, United States 07-06-16
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    I am constantly on the search for clean uplifting books to listen to you. It is hard to know before I buy a book if it will be dark or smutty. As a mother of four, the books I listen to must be appropriate for my four young children to listen to as well. This book is uplifting to the soul and appropriate for the listening ears
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    AudioBookChik 05-23-16 Member Since 2009

    Good, clean historic romance novels are my favorite and hate when they get ruined by to much smut & gore.

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    Loved it & want to hear more in this series! Looks like I'll have to wait for Audible to catch up to order more :(

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    Heather PLEASANT GROVE, UT, United States 02-12-16
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    A fictional but believable story of some characters portraying what it could have been like hearing about Jesus Christ when he first came. The various Jewish factions and the struggle with the roman empire and the actual historical description gives it realism, mixed with scriptural history and a good deal of drama and internal conflict to make it feel like you are part of it. The most important story ever told, done so well.

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    I'm sorry I really hate giving this kind of reviews. The recording is terrible I don't know how I love a bull could have let it be so bad. The reader doesn't have a lot of the Expression there isn't a lot of emotion he's just reading it. I do appreciate that someone read it because it was a fun story. So for that thank you so much!

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    I will listen to it over and over. I loved all of the research references.

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    Kalene S. 05-25-16
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    "Riveting"

    Expanded the stories that I've read from the Bible my whole life. I love to read historical novels and this one was excellently written. Gerald Lund has a way of putting you right there at the scene.

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    Provides great insights and perspective viz-a-viz the time of the Saviour. Helps bring clarity to the atmosphere that would lead to the Jewish elite killing their Messiah. A solid story delivers memorable characters and enough plot maneuvering to keep you resetting the sleep timer well into the morning hours.

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    Robert McDermott Dallas, Texas 04-23-16
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    "Excellent fictional account"

    I am always pleasantly surprised when an audiobook lives up to the reviews. This book surpassed those reviews. To take verses directly from the Bible and be true enough to those quotes that the author is willing to quote chapter and verse at the end of each chapter in his book was refreshing. The story weaved around Biblical facts was very believable and compelling. I felt the "good" characters were given depth and their growth from their original portrayal was very believable.

    That said I did think the Biblical references at the end of each chapter would be better in a book as once I trusted the author to be Biblically accurate I didn't need to hear this at the end of 30 chapters. Initially I was not a fan of the person's voice who read the book.

    These minor issues did not hurt the overall quality of the audiobook which is why I am excited to listen to the second audiobook in this series.

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    tktadd 1450 N Dixie Downs #28 St George Ut 03-01-16
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    "A must read for religious historic fiction."

    this novel has all of the points that make historic fiction enjoyable. the characters are engaging, the plot intriguing and I especially enjoyed the notes at the end of each chapter.

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    Robert J. Bolster MD CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS United States 11-30-15
    Robert J. Bolster MD CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS United States 11-30-15 Member Since 2013

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    "Wonderful insight"

    Wonderful insight into the times of Jesus. I look forward to listening to volume two

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