The 40 Days: A Novel
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|By F.B. Timmerman
The Bible records only a few verses describing what occurred during the 40 days between Jesus’ resurrection on Easter and his return to Heaven. The 40 Days: A Novel tells the story of a first-century Hebrew shepherd and his son, who after their flock becomes scattered during the cataclysmic events of Good Friday, find themselves in the presence of Jesus during that 40-day period.
Over the course of the 40 days, Jesus patiently answers the shepherd’s questions while teaching him about the purpose of his earthly ministry and what he accomplished for all people through God’s love. The 40 Days: A Novel uses Scripture in the framework of a story to make the Good News understandable to those unfamiliar with Jesus and the Bible while offering a new faith-strengthening perspective to long-time believers.
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The 40 Days is a nice work of historical fiction. More importantly, the author painstakingly supported every answer with Scripture. For those who are looking for a good read, I recommend this novel…believer or not. -Christian Book Notes
…Timmerman provides a very spiritual novel, and makes for highly recommended reading for Christian spiritual readers. The 40 Days is a fine addition to any religiously-driven fiction collection.
If you’re looking for a new way to look at Christ’s life and the effect it should have on our lives, this is a good option. You can get a good Scripture workout looking up all the verses! This book would actually make an interesting Bible study or group read. It’s quite thought provoking, and Timmerman does a good job highlighting Jesus’ life and the need for his coming and death, our salvation.