Come and take a journey back through time. Find yourself in ancient Israel, on the dusty road of a bustling village. The crowd begins to stir around you and you hear the excited murmur, “It’s the rabbi!” You see him now too, the one called Jesus. He pauses right where you are standing and – in that vast crowd – it’s your eyes he looks into. Feel the healing in his touch as he reaches out to you.
Hear the love in his whispered words.
This collection of stories is based on the lives of people who encountered Jesus during his time on earth. Since the stories are told through the eyes of these individuals, readers are transported right into the heart of familiar bible scenes, to experience the person’s life-changing moment with Jesus in a wonderfully unique way. Each story ends with a reflection and prayer, inviting readers to draw into their own intimate moments with Jesus.
Encounters (Reach Publishers) will be available in November 2014 as a book and e-book.
What readers are saying:
“This is beautiful! Joan is such a gifted storyteller.” Robin Jones Gunn, author of The Christy Miller series
“Joan Campbell’s use of perspective, voice, imagery, and creativity make her writing authentic and unique. See the world in a new light by reading her works.” Susan G Mathis, author of ‘The ReMarriage Adventure’ and ‘Countdown for Couples’
“I can picture the scene – almost as though I am there. The passages from the Bible come alive.” Ingrid Turton
“Such a unique talent and ability to bring this story to life! I could really imagine the faces, the anticipation, hope and love.” Adi Fourie