Item description for The Kingdom and the Crown, Vol. 1: Fishers of Men by Gerald N. Lund...
In this fast paced and sweeping epic, Lund portrays both fictional and historical characters who have a variety of responses to Christ's teachings. Seasoned with authentic details about the history, culture, and politics of that extraordinary era.
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Studio: Shadow Mountain
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.78" Width: 5.07" Height: 1.36" Weight: 1.01 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2006
Publisher Shadow Mountain
ISBN 1590386671 ISBN13 9781590386675
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More About Gerald N. Lund
Gerald N. Lund is the author of several historical novels. He has done extensive graduate work in New Testament studies at Pepperdine University in Los Angeles and studied Hebrew at the University of Judaism in Hollywood. He is a noted guide and lecturer of the Holy Land and people of the Middle East.
Gerald N. Lund currently resides in Alpine, in the state of Utah.
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Reviews - What do customers think about The Kingdom and the Crown, Vol. 1: Fishers of Men?
Loved it! Sep 8, 2007
I absolutely LOVE these series. I'm now reading them for the 4th time. I love how Lund breaks down the parables and teachings of Christ to make them easier to understand. I also love the historical accuracy. He brings you into the story as if you really are there. I highly recommend these books!
The Greatest Story Ever Told Feb 18, 2006
I have heard people say that the story of Jesus is the greatest story ever told, but have wondered how that could be when I found the New Testament so difficult to understand when reading straight from beginning to end. Now having finished this series of books I add my vote that the story of Jesus Christ is really the greatest story ever told.
Upon finishing I have felt driven to explore the New Testament again. I recently purchased a version of the New Testament which attempts a chronological harmony of the four gospels. I am amazed at how closely Lund's series shadows the chronological harmony version of the King James Version of the New Testament. Lund's work has helped me attain a level of clarity regarding the Savior's ministry that I didn't even know I was missing. Lund also did a great job in helping me understand which characters in the book are really from the New Testament, and where he was favoring certain scriptural interpretations over others. The chapter endnotes were fantastic!
Having now finished the whole series that this book belongs to I realize that without the historical insights that Lund provides into the political, social, and cultural setting of the people who lived in that area of the world at that time, I would not fully understand the life and mission of Christ as the Son of God and the Savior of mankind. For me this series is now the standard for all other historical fiction that attempts to represent the ministry of Jesus Christ, or the origins of Christianity.
Fisher of Me... Jan 30, 2006
This book is amazing. It has truly enlightened me as to the true nature of Jesus Christ. On one hand, He seems very conservative, but on the other, He seems so liberal! What a paradox. Lund does a fantastic job of capturing just how complex our Lord is, but how loving and accepting He is, too. Truly, He is a higher form of life, and that essence is easily portrayed in the story. There is also a very interesting fictional plot unfolding all around Jesus with the story's main characters who are the Jews and Gentiles that chose to follow Him during His earthly ministry (some fictional, some historical). If you've ever wished you could get into a time-machine and go back to the time of Christ and see Him for yourself, this book will help you vividly paint this dream in your imagination better than anything else. Plus, you'll get schooled in the biblical Gospel that Jesus taught without feeling that it's preachy. It's just Jesus. Like Him, the author invites people of all religions, beliefs, and unbeliefs to partake of his words. There's nothing to fear. Jesus is SO cool, you'll definitely feel that way afterwards if you don't already!
Read this series in December! Dec 6, 2005
I am now on the second book... the first book in this series is so wonderful. I takes you there to Jerusalem and Galilee. You feel as if you walk with Jesus and experience his miracles and teachings first hand. It is an ambitious achievement for the author. You learn and come to know Christ more deeply. At times it can get a bit preachy and I feel like I am in one of Lund's classrooms, but I dig it anyways (other people may not). But the story is well crafted.
I always hate it when authors take too much artistic license and try to guess what a real historical person is feeling or what their motivation is (when there isn't a written record of it anywhere and it is completely up to the interpretation of the author). I am grateful that Lund never attempts that, and for Heaven's sake, especially not with Jesus. All of the dialogue that is written for Jesus can be found directly out of the New Testament.
Read this book and come to know the Savior even more deeply than you have before.
Incredible book! Aug 9, 2005
I am not much of a reader. In fact, this is the first novel I have read in about 30 years. (I never seem to have the time)
Boy, did I ever pick a winner on this one!
It immediately immerses you into the lives of a Roman soldier, a Galilean family, a Pharisee and a Sadducee.
It so masterfully intwines these folks into many of the gospel stories and places you into the crowds that are following Jesus. From the Birth of Jesus, to the cleansing of the Temple, the sermon on the mount and the feeding of the multitude.
It also puts in detail the difficulties of a family split between becoming followers of Jesus and denying him, and the melting of hardened hearts.
I could barely put this thing down.
Now I am ready to take on "Come Unto Me" (Kingdom and the Crown Vol 2.)