Jesus’ Silent Years, Volume 3: Journey – epub
“I’ve read all four historical novels in Jesus’ Silent Years. They’ve given me a whole new perspective on the Trinity. I’ve been a follower of Jesus since 1972, but have never felt the love and closeness that is brought out in these books about Jesus. I’m re-reading them now. In the third volume, Journey, Jesus is sexually abused in prison. It took him, like me, a long time to heal. On page 90 the Spirit, Windy, speaks. Windy says to Jesus, “Your shame joined you with the experience of millions. Shame squashed you into silence. Your silent years.” That hit me like a rock. Shame has disconnected me from God, others, and myself for a very long time. Jesus’ experience here breathed some life back into me. A slow journey, but now with words.” G.S.
Journey stories the lowest point in the life of any hero. He hits bottom. He’s imprisoned and sexually abused in a Roman dungeon. He learns to mourn and fight new battles, within and without. Claudia, the friend who adores him and whom he loves, is exiled in the Adriatic. She follows a parallel course of growth through suffering while longing for Jesus. Both continue to mature by failing, falling, and then rising again, stronger.