Seeds of Christianity

6 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 90 ratings

Road to Bethlehem Publisher's Summary

Having heard the Christmas story told and retold more times than we can count, it is easy to view Mary and Joseph as nothing more than paper people whom we encounter every year on the Christmas cards that crowd our mantle. In Road to Bethlehem, a prelude to his popular Seeds of Christianity Series, E. G. Lewis rounds out this flat, two-dimensional view of Mary and Joseph. In his hands they become real flesh and blood people who live, love and interact with the world around them. Relying upon meticulous research and masterful storytelling, he has crafted a wonderfully entertaining, thought-provoking, and deeply informative novel. Through careful attention to detail he immerses the listener into the daily life of the new carpenter in Nazareth and a young woman named Mary who has caught his eye. There's a beautiful innocence to Mary and her thoughts. The author has a gentle way with words, explaining just enough to intrigue, leading enough to entice. Wise lessons are threaded into the tale...the power of forgiveness, the gift of mercy, and the healing capacity of love. The God of these words is ever-present in the characters' lives, but never intrusive. You'll come away from this novel with a deep understanding and newfound respect for both Mary and Joseph. Like all of his Seeds of Christianity books, Road to Bethlehem is both historically and biblically accurate.

©2015 E. G. Lewis (P)2015 E. G. Lewis
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  • Book 0.5

    • Road to Bethlehem

    • A Prelude to the Seeds of Christianity Series
    • By: E. G. Lewis
    • Narrated by: Ruth Elsbree
    • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4

    Having heard the Christmas story told and retold more times than we can count, it is easy to view Mary and Joseph as nothing more than paper people whom we encounter every year on the Christmas cards that crowd our mantle. In Road to Bethlehem, a prelude to his popular Seeds of Christianity Series, E. G. Lewis rounds out this flat, two-dimensional view of Mary and Joseph. In his hands they become real flesh and blood people who live, love and interact with the world around them.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Road review

    • By Bill on 02-17-17

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 1-4

    • Seeds of Christianity 4-Book Boxed Set

    • Witness, Disciple, Apostle, and Martyr
    • By: E. G. Lewis
    • Narrated by: Ruth Elsbree
    • Length: 50 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 68
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67

    Author E.G. Lewis has paid careful attention to detail, providing a carefully studied historical background and sketching a consistent view of the unknown with a masterly pen. Follow the saga of Rivkah who accompanied her father to Bethlehem where she held Mary's newborn son. Meet Shemu'el, the young man she loves. Follow them as they convert to the Way of Yeshua.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • hard to listen to

    • By Drw8cards on 02-22-15

    Regular price: $29.95

  • Book 1

    • Witness: The Seeds of Christianity, Book 1

    • By: E. G. Lewis
    • Narrated by: Ruth Elsbree
    • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Things are good for young Rivkah. Her father's just givenher a lamb to start her own flock, and Shemu'el wants to marry her. The young shepherdess accompanies her father to Bethlehem where, with Mary's help, sheholds her newborn son. But Mary, Joseph and Jesus are soon gone and Herod's soldiers begin killing the children of her village.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good Book...not so good reader

    • By George on 03-25-14

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 2

    • Disciple

    • The Seeds of Christianity, Book 2
    • By: E. G. Lewis
    • Narrated by: Ruth Elsbree
    • Length: 13 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Rivkah and her family convert to the Way of Yeshua. Temple authorities refuse to buy lambs from Yeshua's followers. Unable to survive in their home settlement, they move to Jerusalem. Increasing persecution against Believers forces them out again. Leaving Jerusalem, they head for Antioch with Simon Peter to establish the Church there.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great story BUT consider the Narrator

    • By Rob Lokkesmoe on 05-24-14
    • The Seeds of Christianity, Book 2
    • By: E. G. Lewis
    • Narrated by: Ruth Elsbree
    • Length: 13 hrs and 16 mins
    • Release date: 01-17-14
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 3 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 3

    • Apostle

    • The Seeds of Christianity, Book 3
    • By: E. G. Lewis
    • Narrated by: Ruth Elsbree
    • Length: 12 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    In Book Three of the Seeds of Christianity Series the Church at Antioch Comes into its own. Follow the lives of Rivkah and Shemu’el as they continue to spread the good news in Antioch and beyond. Tensions surface as the number of non-Jewish converts rises in Antioch. Barnabus brings Paul, but some oppose his new role. Sha’oul, now renamed Paul, leaves on his first missionary journey accompanied by Barnabus and Yohan Markus. This saga of the Early Church takes a troubling turn when their youngest son adopts a pagan lifestyle.

    • The Seeds of Christianity, Book 3
    • By: E. G. Lewis
    • Narrated by: Ruth Elsbree
    • Length: 12 hrs and 53 mins
    • Release date: 02-13-14
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 2 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 4

    • Martyr

    • The Seeds of Christianity, Book 4
    • By: E. G. Lewis
    • Narrated by: Ruth Elsbree
    • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Claudius is gone and Nero now wears the crown. Jews are returning to Rome meaning Simon Peter can resume his missionary work among the Romans. Shemu'el and Rivkah and their family have set sail for Rome in hopes of joining Peter and re-uniting with Atticus and Marcelina. Meanwhile, a revolt breaks out on the Empire's western fringes. Led by Queen Boaddicea of the Iceni, she aims to right the wrongs done to her and, in process, wrest the new Province of Britannia from Roman hands.

    • The Seeds of Christianity, Book 4
    • By: E. G. Lewis
    • Narrated by: Ruth Elsbree
    • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
    • Release date: 04-25-14
    • 5 out of 5 stars 1 rating

    Regular price: $24.95