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I was excited to find Gerald Lund's 2nd book in the series become available since I'd enjoyed the characters and the story of his first one, Fishers of Men. I love reading stories that help my understanding of what it may have been like to be living when Jesus lived, so it doesn't have to be a great story for me to enjoy it. It was an interesting story because of the variety of characters and perspectives so I did enjoy it.
I appreciate Lund's expressed attempt to be accurate to the text. However, in this quest, he chose to quote from the King James Version when Jesus speaks. That really bothered me because I'm pretty sure they did not speak 16th century English in those days, and it makes Jesus' conversations with ordinary people sound so stilted and formal instead of casual and natural, which is much more likely.
This is not my favorite narrator because he also speaks unnaturally... Very slow and deliberate, with long pauses, even in casual conversations. He has a nice reading voice to listen too, but I didn't like the way he did character voices, especially women and villains.
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I have not enjoyed listening to a story of any kind. Now I just finished listening to the book , Come Into Me, and have enjoyed it so much. I have already told my daughter in law, and she is going to start listening to this book. I highly recommend this book to anyone that wants to take their time to listen but not able to see or read it themselves. Or perhaps you would like to just pick up your knitting while you listen to the book. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have!!