Take This Cup

The Jerusalem Chronicles, Book 2
Narrated by: Tom O'Malley
Series: The Jerusalem Chronicles, Book 2
Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
4.7 out of 5 stars (411 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Based on Scripture and resonating with historical detail comes a beautiful, fully imagined story of a young child and his role in the Last Supper of Jesus Christ.

When Nehemiah, the child of Jewish exiles, begins hearing whispers and experiencing portentous visions, it quickly becomes clear to his father and his rabbi that the young cupbearer is meant for a higher purpose...but what? Certain that the Messiah is alive at that very moment, the family waits for the boy’s destiny to be revealed.

From the ancient site of the Garden of Eden, Nehemiah undertakes a perilous journey. The caravan route is full of danger, hardship, and mystery - all of it linked to what Nehemiah has in his keeping.

In due time, his path becomes clear. It leads to Jerusalem, to a wealthy Pharisee named Joseph of Arimathea...and to Jesus of Nazareth.

In Take This Cup, the second installment of the Jerusalem Chronicles, Bodie and Brock Thoene breathe new life into one of Scripture’s most mysterious moments and expand their award-winning historical fiction with power and depth. The second audiobook in the Jerusalem Chronicles (When Jesus Wept)

Includes an author’s note and a full list of the authors’ books by series.

Biblical Christian fiction with Christ appearing in the story.

©2014 Zondervan (P)2014 Zondervan

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An Inspiration

A beautiful story of the heart leading one to a greater love of God. The bravery of the young boy Nehemiah and his journey, inspires the listener to read God's word with true reverence and to seek to know Him and draw closer to Him in the sure knowledge that He loves us more than anyone else.

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Nehemiah

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. An eye-opener and another level of knowledge of Jesus' mission; another level of knowledge of those who loved and served him, and another level of the activities of the times. It's a great book!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Nehemiah. Because the Lord was with him his entire life.

Have you listened to any of Tom O'Malley’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No I've not, but I enjoyed his soothing voice.

If you could rename Take This Cup, what would you call it?

Nehemiah.

Any additional comments?

Great Book!

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LOVE this book!

What made the experience of listening to Take This Cup the most enjoyable?

The reader of the book brought the story to life. Brock & Brodie Thoene have written an excellent story. They truly bring to life what it might have been like to be in Jerusalem during Jesus's time.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Yes, it made me laugh and cry. But hearing of Jesus's final days. The writers and reader made it seem like I was there. Knowing what was to come for Jesus.. I was overwhelmed.

Any additional comments?

Get this book!! You won't be disapointed!!

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A Very Good Read

very interesting and new take on Jesus and the Last Supper. And as always, new insight into Hebrew custom & tradition, as well as Scripture. I've now read over 40 books by the Thoenes; I've enjoyed, and learned something new from each one.

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A worthy read

The story was so heart warming and full of faith. This is one story all must read

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captivating until the very end!

i loved hearing the story come alive with truth and heart. i love little Nehemiahs viewpoint.

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really loved it.

Reality is hard. Fiction allows the exsperance without the gravity of reality. Thurlly enjoyed. Wheres the third one, behold the man?

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Wonderful & enlightened storytelling

As Bodie Thoene states, Jesus taught using many stories. We’ve read or heard probably 25 of her and her husband, Brock’s novels. They weave knowledge of history and the Bible and extra little known sources with admitted imagination. In my mind I knew the Bible so well that I hesitated at reading the Biblical series (beginning with First Light). My husband, a strong Biblical teacher, and I were blessed and enlightened with the richness that series added to our understanding of the times of Messiah. Jesus Wept and Take This Cup continue to add understanding to that series. We HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

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Great food for thought

I was so moved by this story and made me remember all that our Lord did for me and how His life has touched so many.

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A Delightful Read

I have listed and read this book five times from beginning to the end. Although it is a combination of historical facts it also is woven throughout the narrative legends myths. The writer of the novel helped me to understand scripture I have read because of the details of culture and historical over lay. Hope the reader of this review chooses to take the time to read his book and savor the love of the Lord God for you.

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  • 02-26-18

Insight in a very enjoyable way

Master story tellers offering spiritual, cultural and historical insight. I really enjoyed this book and would highly recommend it

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  • Tobi Ruth White
  • 07-19-17

good story, but not well read

I love these authors but because of the monotone readying and voice that didn't seem to match the characters I didn't get caught up in the story as much