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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Litfuse Publicity blog tour stop for When Jesus Wept by Brock and Bodie Thoene

Celebrate the release of When Jesus Wept with the Thoenes by entering their iPad Mini giveaway and RSVPing to their {4/23} Facebook Author Chat party!


One fortunate winner will receive:
  • A brand new iPad Mini
  • A book club kit - 10 copies of When Jesus Wept
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on April 22nd. Winner will be announced at the "When Jesus Wept" Author Chat Party on 4/23. Connect with the Thoenes, get a sneak peek of the next book in the Jerusalem Chronicles series, try your hand at a trivia contest, and chat with readers just like yourself. There will also be fun giveaways - gift certificates, books, and more!

So grab your copy of When Jesus Wept and join Bodie and Brock on the evening of the April 23rd for a chance to connect with the authors and make some new friends. (If you haven't read the book - don't let that stop you from coming!)

Don't miss a moment of the fun, RSVP today. Tell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 23rd!

My review of the book:

Okay, this novel made me cry a few times, especially toward the end. That gets big points from me, because this story made me ponder my life and the things that I believe. I found the way the story was put together very emotionally gripping. The way the various scriptures and prophecies were woven into the story made the truth of the Bible even more clear. I loved how the authors gave the story context.

One thing I never thought about before was this... how did Lazarus feel about being brought back from the dead? He was in a perfect, timeless place where there was no pain, sickness, or injustice. Maybe Jesus wept in part because He knew what he was ripping Lazarus away from when He called him out of the tomb, but it had to be done since it was part of God's plan.

The scriptures also talk about how the priests and Pharisees not only wanted to kill Jesus, but Lazarus as well. Of course, after living in paradise, how could one who tasted eternity in all of it's beauty now fear death? Simply put, he didn't. What struck me about this truth was this... if that's what we have to look forward too, then we need to have no fear of death. As Jesus said, "Do not fear those who can kill the body, but those who destroy the soul." I'm paraphrasing it, but you know what I mean. Excellent read!

1 comment:

Faith F. said...

I just reviewed this book over at my blog, too! :-) I love reviewing for Litfuse, this is my first Litfuse book tour!
Christian Fiction like this really impacts the mind and heart.

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