HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED...
...what it would be like to be a country doctor in solo practice in the decade of the seventies—making house calls, delivering babies, comforting the dying, offering hope to the hopeless, meeting delightful and sometimes eccentric patients, and working sixty to eighty hours per week, often exhausted and in need of rest? If so, follow me as I work in a small town office and make hospital rounds in rural Indiana as a family physician. You’re unlikely to forget the experiences or regret the sharing.
ROMAN LEGIONS, MARCHING...
...under the hated imperial Eagle Standard, collide with Zealot rebels in a life and death struggle for supremacy. Will family life and young love be sacrificed to the extreme demands of Jewish loyalties?
A young Jewish man comes of age in first century Palestine, heart torn asunder by concern for family, nation, and his beautiful childhood sweetheart. Jacobs decisions will have eternal consequences as he chooses between his beautiful Ruth, his parents, his Zealot friends, and an unusual Messiah preaching a message of forgiveness, love, and redemption. A much older, wealthy rival desires marriage to the lovely Ruth after loss of his wife. Will Jacob be able to make the decision between love and happiness or hatred and constant warfare before it is too late? Will the Jewish Rabbi, who some claim to be the promised Messiah, be able to influence Jacob in his choices between life and death?
Through the eloquently worded story that weaves together history, love, war, and forgiveness, the reader will gain an appreciation for the difficult decisions confronting those living during the time that Jesus of Nazareth walked on this earth. You are invited to come along for the journey as we travel back 2,000 years in time to those tumultuous days.