Book Review- Eleventh Guest

The AD Chronicles by Brock and Bodie Thoene have been some of my favorites reads throughout the last few years. The Thoenes have written several series about Israel. The Zion Chronicles are set during the time that Israel was becoming an independent nation-state. The Zion Covenant is set during World War 2 and the Jewish Holocaust. The AD Chronicles are set in more modern times but are a look back at the life of Christ through fictional eyes.

Eleventh Guest traces the journey of the ten lepers who were healed by Christ. We read about this miracle in the gospels. This is a fictional account of their lives and what led them to Jesus.

As in all of the AD Chronicles, all of the events actually surrounding Christ are written exactly as they are in the gospels- often using the very language of the gospels. The parts that are fictionalized are always about the other characters in the stories. I like this about these books. I like to know that they are not fictionalizing the life of Christ, but sometimes seeing the events from the perspective of a different person helps me to think about what it would have been like- to be there when Christ walked the earth, to know Him as a man.

I very much enjoyed this book. My only complaint about the AD Chronicles has been that there has been so long between each book!