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Jesus of Nazareth's announcement that he is the Messiah has blazed through Jerusalem and the surrounding countryside like wildfire. As he travels through Galilee, the crowds follow him, witnessing miracles and healings. Jesus teaches the parable of the lost sheep and the return of the prodigal son. He walks on the water.

But discipleship to Jesus the Messiah has come at a high price for both Simeon and Miriam. Tensions mount when Miriam is faced with a deadly choice: confess her involvement in the events at Joknean Pass and further sacrifice her relationship with her father, or remain silent and sacrifice her friends and fellow disciples to the Romans.

Meanwhile, Ya'abin begins attacking Roman columns in the Judean wilderness, and Mordechai and Marcus unite to face a common threat. But Mordechai has bigger plans than simply ensnaring the Desert Fox; he plots to eliminate the threat Jesus poses to his religion and his family. And if his plans happen to also eliminate Simeon the Javelin, so much the better.

The Kingdom and the Crown, Volume 2: Come unto Me is a story filled with passion and betrayal, action and sacrifice, friendships forged and relationships lost. It is a novel about coming to terms with the demands placed on your heart and about coming unto him.

©2001 Gerald N. Lund (P)2015 Shadow Mountain

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Good story!

I was excited to find Gerald Lund's 2nd book in the series become available since I'd enjoyed the characters and the story of his first one, Fishers of Men. I love reading stories that help my understanding of what it may have been like to be living when Jesus lived, so it doesn't have to be a great story for me to enjoy it. It was an interesting story because of the variety of characters and perspectives so I did enjoy it.
I appreciate Lund's expressed attempt to be accurate to the text. However, in this quest, he chose to quote from the King James Version when Jesus speaks. That really bothered me because I'm pretty sure they did not speak 16th century English in those days, and it makes Jesus' conversations with ordinary people sound so stilted and formal instead of casual and natural, which is much more likely.
This is not my favorite narrator because he also speaks unnaturally... Very slow and deliberate, with long pauses, even in casual conversations. He has a nice reading voice to listen too, but I didn't like the way he did character voices, especially women and villains.

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good story, poor quality recording

Love this series! Very much enjoyed the story. The recording did not include the chapter end notes as the first in the series did on Audible. And it announced the beginning and end of every "CD." The quality was poor; the sound would change from soft to loud every so often and I had to adjust my volume frequently.

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Fantastic!

Beautifully written story. I especially enjoy the chapter notes where the author expounds on Jewish and/or Roman customs and traditions to bring relevance to some of the nuances of that time period.

I also appreciate the characters' ponderings on the teachings of Jesus. Many times the author's insights have broadened my understanding of the scriptures. I am grateful for that aspect of this series.

This is a story I can listen to over and over.

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I can't wait to download #3, #1 & #2 were amazing

I can't wait to download #3, #1 & #2 were amazing. I love all of the explaining of period things to put the bible stories in perspective!

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Great fiction along side history

The performance was hindered by "CD #... is finished. Please insert the next CD." Very irritating in the middle of the story line. They aren't even at chapter breaks but right in the middle of conversations.

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Straight from cd including "this is the end of cd2

Loved the story, but taking the recording from a CD sucked. I've heard better narrators too.

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Excellent story

Great book on Roman and Jewish history and life of Christ. Although fictionalized it was very well done and most interesting. This 2nd book was a very poor quality of performance. It was just copies of the tapes and many times words would fade out or change. It was very odd.

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Wow! This really opened my eyes!

I don't know what I was expecting, but this set of books really opened my eyes. I hate to sound like some people that are writing about Jesus Christ, but this book told me the things that I have wanted to know for a long time. I am a Christian and it is evident that Elder Lund is one also. He really knew what he has written about and it has strengthened my testimony that Jesus Christ is our Savior and Redeemer and I could feel the nail put into his hands and feet. I know why Peter was chosen as the "Rock". Although Peter denied the Christ three times, I know why he did so. I also know why Judas "betrayed" our Christ. I felt like he was called to do so, so that our Savior could accomplish His mission, here, on Earth. I was able to get an insight into Mary, the mother of Jesus, and at the end, her support of Jesus , as He completed His calling and assignment to testify that he had fulfilled His mission on the Earth. I was able to understand why he did what he did. I only wish that the Roman guards could understand what they saw. What a witness.
If you really want to know the truth about the mission of Jesus Christ, read these three books and your will receive a witness of His calling as the Son of God.

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  • Jed
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  • 03-10-18

Production quality distracted from performance.

I enjoyed both the story and the performance. However, the production quality was very distracting.

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Come into me is so worth your time!!!

I have not enjoyed listening to a story of any kind. Now I just finished listening to the book , Come Into Me, and have enjoyed it so much. I have already told my daughter in law, and she is going to start listening to this book. I highly recommend this book to anyone that wants to take their time to listen but not able to see or read it themselves. Or perhaps you would like to just pick up your knitting while you listen to the book. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have!!