Item description for Separated by the Cross by Frank Deleo...
Overview A first-century Jewish family must make the hard decision to either continue to follow the traditions and the laws set down by Moses, or follow Jesus, who has done wondrous miracles and has spoken the word of God like no one else ever has.
Publishers Description Separated by the Cross is a powerful story of a family as they journey from their home in Scythopolis to Jerusalem for the Passover holiday. Come with them as they embark on a life changing adventure that is sure to leave them at odds with one another. Visit with them as they see the events of Jesus' last week on earth, and watch as the story unfolds from this family's point of view. See things not from the prospective of the Gospels, but of a young boy and his family. Life for a first century Jew was difficult enough, now made even harder by the decision they all must make; to either continue to follow the traditions and the laws set down by Moses, or follow this man who has done wondrous miracles and spoken the word of God like no one else ever has. Frank DeLeo was born in New York and attended Stony Brook University. He now lives in Colleyville, Texas with his wife Dawn and four sons Jon, Michael, Steven and Thomas. Frank has worked in the financial services industry for the past 29 years. He attends Irving Bible Church in Irving, Texas, and is involved in many ministries. This is Frank's first book and he is excited about the potential it has to reach many people for the Kingdom of God.
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Studio: Xulon Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 5.51" Width: 8.5" Height: 0.52" Weight: 0.66 lbs.
Release Date Jan 18, 2008
Publisher Xulon Press
ISBN 1604776137 ISBN13 9781604776133
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Reviews - What do customers think about Separated by the Cross?
Separated by the Cross Oct 22, 2008
Loved it. A very endearing story. Enjoyed the look through other peoples eye's of the last days of Jesus' life. How each of the character struggled through their own personal beliefs. Very refreshing to think, time doesn't change what all families go through. Family members have their own opinions and nobody can force them to change what they feel is right. I applauded young Levi for having the strenght to step out of the box at his very young age and to follow what he believes. This book was a fast and easy read with lots of emotions brought to the surface. Would make a great family movie. --Susan Osborne South Lake TX
Timeless Story Mar 19, 2008
I thought that this book was well written and researched. It takes place in the times of Christ as seen through the eyes of a Jewish youth, Levi, and his family. The author uses a multi-dimensional approach for his story telling. On the one level, there is the struggle of accepting Christ and his teachings. On the other level, there is the struggle of a son's belief differing with those of his parents. Both struggles still exist today. The timelessness of these two literary threads weave a wonderful story. This book will appeal to new Christians wanting to understand more of Christ's teachings as told from the viewpoint of a seeker. And mature Christians because of the insight given from the prospective of "being there" during Christ's life. I would definitely recommend this book.
Inspiring - "Separated by the Cross" Mar 19, 2008
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book as it is a very vivid look at what life may have been for a uniquely-chosen Jewish family around the time of Christ's death, burial and resurrection. The characters in this book are written in a very realistic style....so much so that one feels that he or she is walking the streets of Jerusalem along with the stories main dramatic players. The literary drama within the pages of this book makes you feel as if you are seeing the events of Christ's life unfold before your very eyes. The author does an excellent job of portraying the Jewish communities disbelief that Jesus was the long-awaited Christ; however, through the character of Levi, the events of Christ's life were shown to be prophetic fulfillments of Biblical scripture written long ago. I would definitely recommend this book for any new Christians wanting to understand the life of Christ with a more personal perspective, or for seasoned Christians who just want to savor the love that our Savior showed all mankind through His death on the cross. I rate this book as a definite must-read.
Separated by the Cross Jan 30, 2008
This is an excellent, enlightening and entertaining book. It educates the new Christian, enlightens the non-believer and is entertaining and comforting to the mature Christian. The author has a good grasp of biblical history as well as a depth of understanding of the coming of Christ. It highlights many conflicts that exist today between parent and child, or Christian and Jew. Well worth the read.