Would a glimpse into Christ's eyes change your life forever?
Stories of twelve New Testament women who did look into Christ's eyes - and their lives were forever changed. Their stories are presented in chronological order, so the entire book is a picture of Christ's life and earthly ministry, from beginning to end, as seen through the eyes of these women.
Elisabeth, the mother of John the Baptist. Christ's Mother, Mary. Anna, prophetess at the temple. The Samaritan woman at Jacob's Well. The widow whose only son is raised from the dead. The woman who washes Christ's feet with her tears. The woman who touches Christ's hem and is healed. The Gentile woman with great faith. The adulteress caught in the very act. Martha. Pilate's wife. Mary Magdalene at the tomb.
Imagine the love they must have seen. When the Messiah laid His hands upon their heads and blessed them, what great power and love did they feel emanating from Him? When the Savior forgave them of their sins and healed them, body and soul, imagine the power that must have surged through them. It is hard to imagine what they must have felt just standing in His presence, one of the crowd.
These women did not have to imagine. They knew - as long as there is a Savior, there is hope.
©2004 Heather Horrocks (P)2013 Heather Horrocks
I enjoyed the recreation of these 12 stories from the Savior's life, told from the point of view of the women involved. The author has researched her topic, and that shows in the many details that reflect the customs of the time, and gave me new insights into those moments these women shared with Jesus Christ.
The first story is of Elizabeth, before the Savior's birth, and ends with Mary Magdalene at the tomb.
The narrator used different voices for the 12 women, and listening to her characterizations added to the pleasure of listening to the stories.
My new Christmas tradition is listening to these stories in December; it will be like opening a wonderful present.
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