“This book is meant to provide an accessible account of the family of Jesus, based largely on
the relatively limited accounts in the Bible. We avoid fanciful stories and speculation that
stray from biblical accounts. We will instead reflect on what the Bible says about the family
of Jesus and seek to gain valuable insights to deepen our understanding of Jesus as well as
how He related with family members.”
Robert M Solomon
Bishop Emeritus of The Methodist Church in Singapore
Though fully divine, Jesus was also fully human and had an earthly family. In fact, for most of his earthly life, He lived at home in Nazareth and fitted into the routines of family life. Yet, not much is written on this, partly because of limited references to the family of Jesus in the Bible. But there is sufficient information that offers various interesting family portraits.
Carefully examining these biblical texts, Bishop Solomon makes use of reliable extra-biblical texts and reflective imagination to read “between-the-lines” on possible conversations and motives. The result is a fascinating glimpse of Jesus and His family, and how He related to His parents, siblings and cousins. The reader will note the implications for contemporary families. The book has an unexpected and inspiring conclusion that invites the reader to make the most important decision in life.
No. of Pages:
200mm by 130mm (closed)