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Son of Man

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Son of Man: Retelling the Stories of Jesus is Charles Martin's short (200 page) collection of short stories about the life of Jesus. Martin's writing style is still that of his previous works: easy and enjoyable. His descriptions make Christ come alive as human and holy. His description of Christ's return to heaven following his death and resurrection is worth the price of the entire book. If you enjoy inspirational/Christian fiction, this is the book for you. Thank you, Charles Martin, for your description of glorious things we've never seen but hope to see one day.
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Son of Man is perfect for someone who loves Christian fiction. Known for his beloved lyrical style, Martin illuminates key moments from Scripture with stories such as "Where the Father's Love Found Him," "Betrayed," and "The Borrowed Tomb." Martin's writing offers a way to see how Jesus' life and the lives of His disciples revealed an unwavering confidence in the power and presence of God. 

I got hooked on Charles Martin's writing when my book club read the first of the Murphey Shepherd series.  Of course, I read the other two in the series and have just read Wrapped in Rain.  However, this is his first non-fiction I have read, and it is beautifully done showing the life of Jesus Christ , his disciples and his followers through short stories.  Some of the stories are pulled from two other books of his which I am sure I will eventually read, too.  His writing is so smooth and his characters so deep.  His books, even his fiction, always makes you think and stays with you long after  you finish them..  Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for granting my request to read the newest book by one of my newest favorite authors.
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First, can I just say ... that cover!?! I love it!

Secondly--this is a really good book. It reminded me a fair bit of _The Chosen_ TV series, bringing stories I've read loads of times to life in a new and different way.

I've not read Charles Martin before, and thought this a good intro to his works and writing style. This book does combine two of his others (What If It's True?: A Storyteller’s Journey with Jesus and They Turned the World Upside Down); if I'd picked up on that earlier, I might have just started with those as the full editions, but again, it has its perks as an intro to both Martin and the topic.

I received an eARC of the book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. #sponsored
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Very good book and I really enjoy Mr. Martin's writing.
This is a great Lent and/or Easter read, very fitting for the season.  I'd definitely recommend.
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