Jesus’ Silent Years:
4 Book Series

About of Author

Vance Shepperson

Vance Shepperson is a 3rd generation Presbyterian preacher’s son.  He attended schools in England, Switzerland, Illinois, and Florida.  He earned a doctoral degree in clinical psychology in 1977 and worked as an Air Force psychologist, assistant professor at a doctoral program in California, and ran a psychotherapy practice with his wife. 

Bethyl Joy and Vance served as missionaries in southwest China for five years, teaching counseling skills for another California university’s overseas graduate program.  They have also lived in the Lake District of the UK, New Zealand’s south island; and now, the Big Island of Hawaii, where they still practice psychotherapy… but mainly write stuff.

About of Author

Vance Shepperson

OUR COLLECTION

Jesus’ Silent Years: 4 Book Series​

Jesus’ Silent Years is a four-volume series of historical novels, written in modern language for modern people (not using ancient-speak). These novels have one focus, Jesus of Nazareth. They paint contrasting stories from different points of view about Jesus. 

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Jesus Silent Years Volume 1 Foundations

Release date: January 5, 2021.  

Jesus works as a common tradesman, but with uncommon abilities.  He grows into and through the tasks of young adults in this four-book series.  We journey with Jesus as he stumbles and recovers from failures.  He’s pushed to his limits with sexual temptation, anger, depression, and doubt—yet stays true to his calling.

Live inside Jesus’s world, as he figures out who he is and isn’t, who hisfriends are, and how to battle his enemies. 

Caesar Augustus’ granddaughter, Claudia, falls deeply in love with Jesus, and he with her.  The Spirit and Father train Jesus in every battle, every defeat, every triumph.  You’ll laugh and cry with him and his friends in their ongoing battles to grow up.  You might even find outexactly how much he and you are more alike than different.

Jesus Silent Years Volume 1 Foundations

Jesus’ Silent Years, Volume 2: Parable

Release date: February 20, 2021

Parables picks up Jesus’ story at around twenty years of age. We learn how Jesus became a master teacher.

Jesus did not speak without telling parables. He told stories of good people who went bad; bad people who went good; stories with sad outcomes and glad ones. He taught by contrast: this is a good person, that is a bad one. He didn’t lecture. He told stories.

Jesus’ Silent Years Book 3: Journey

Journey, volume three, walks alongside Jesus in his mid-twenties. These adventure stories are set inside the Italy, modern day Albania, Cyprus, and Egypt.

Journey showcases a growing Jesus who deals with authority, regulates his moods, deals with abuse, and balances love with loss.

We also see how his Spirit, Windy, travels the planet with and apart from him, weaving his presence back and forth into his life and the lives of those he loved.

Jesus’ Silent Years Book 4: Homecoming

Homecoming, volume four, takes Jesus back to Israel from Egypt in his late twenties. We walk with him, and his friends, through the desert. We witness the slow healing of one friend, Slow, who’s been fractured into many parts by childhood sexual abuse. We see the ambivalence of Barabbas (aka Rabbus), teetering on the brink of following Jesus or giving into his desire for revenge.

Jesus learns to trust God for water out of hard rock. We learn by story how God seeds us, weeds us, tenders us into adulthood, each in our own way

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