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Son of Mary (Crown of Thorns, Book 1)

Son of Mary (Crown of Thorns, Book 1)

Jesus of Nazareth discovers his destiny: to redeem Israel, he must destroy the four Powers.

Coming April 5, 2020...

Son of Mary is Book 1 in the Crown of Thorns series--four novels on the life, death, and resurrection of Yeshua of Nazareth.

Yeshua has been told all his life that he is to redeem Israel someday. But how is he to do that? The man who redeems Israel must be a man of blood, a man of the sword. There is nothing in Yeshua to love the sword.

When a new prophet arises in Israel, Yeshua goes to ask how he is to redeem Israel. The prophet gives Yeshua a mysterious oracle: the man who would redeem Israel must find and destroy the "four Powers."

But who are these mysterious Powers? In each book, Yeshua must discover the next Power and destroy it ... or be killed.

Son of Mary is available on Amazon now for preorder. The release date is April 5, 2020.

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About the Book

Nazareth has been cruel to my mother, more cruel than any village ever was. 

All the village says that my blood father is not the man who married my mother. 

They have shamed her on the matter all my life.

Every woman asks which man of the village is my blood father. 

Every man scowls and says he was not the one my mother seduced. 

My mother will not tell who is my blood father. 

My mother will not speak on the matter. 

My mother bears her shame in silence.

Some righteous man, a prophet, said a word over me when I was a babe in arms. He told how I will redeem Israel when I grow to be a man.

Now I have grown to be a man, but I do not know how to redeem Israel. The scriptures do not explain the matter. 

My people say that the man who redeems Israel must take up the sword and throw off our enemy, Rome, which we call the Great Satan. 

My family says I must take up the sword.

Only I am no man of the sword. I wish with all my heart to redeem Israel, but HaShem, the God of our fathers, must tell me how. 

Lately, there came a new prophet to Israel, who immerses for repentance at the river Jordan.

I went to ask the prophet how I should redeem Israel.

He said I am to smite the four Powers.

I asked what are the four Powers.

He could not say, but he said HaShem will reveal the matter to me. 

I wish HaShem will reveal the matter, only I am not a prophet. Not yet.

But I will be.

Here is what I know. Every hour of every day, I feel the Presence of HaShem. 

I do not know why I should feel the Presence always. My mother does not. My village does not. Even the prophet of HaShem does not.

I think the Presence will teach me the way to redeem Israel.

But I am afraid to redeem Israel. 

To redeem Israel is to leave my mother to the scorn of the village.

The rage of the village. 

My mother begs and cries on me to make a justice for her. 

To make a justice on the village. 

I do not know how to make a justice on the village. 

I do not know how to redeem Israel. 

But HaShem will show me the way. 

I will learn how to be a prophet of HaShem. 

I will learn how to redeem Israel.

I will learn how to make a justice for my mother. 

I will smite the first Power.

Or I will die in the trying. 

Series: Crown of Thorns, Book 1
Genres: Biblical Fiction, Suspense
Publisher: Ingermanson Communications, Inc.
Publication Year: 2020
Length: Novel
ISBN: 9781937031244
eBook Price: 2.99
“I cannot praise this book enough. Son of Mary is a masterwork brimming with mystery and humanity and so rich in detail that reading it is to experience the gospel story and life of Jesus Christ with brand new, ancient eyes. More than once, I gasped aloud as I grasped an aspect of the account I thought I knew so well with fresh insight as a result of Ingermanson’s decades of dedication and immaculate research. The result: History’s most celebrated drama shimmers with profound life.”
“Every now and then a book comes along that stuns me. That opens my mind (and more importantly my heart) in ways they’ve never been opened before. A book that makes me forget I’m reading, where I become fully immersed as if I’m living inside the story. For ages I’ve longed for a novel that shows me fuller, deeper, and richer imagining of Jesus than I’ve ever known, and now that gift has been given.”
“I LOVED Son of Mary! Totally loved this book. Walking with Yeshua within these pages caused my heart to burn within me. Tears filled my eyes so many times, and my heart exploded with thankfulness to see the gospel story through the eyes of those who knew Yeshua best.”
“Ingermanson’s Son of Mary is at once both thought-provoking and soul-stirring. The familiar story is told with such freshness that a window opens, not only into first-century Judea, but also into the extraordinary life and heart of Jesus himself. When I turned the last page, I felt as though I knew him better.”
“I have been on a personal quest for the real Jesus for a long time. Who is this man that I’m supposed to worship? Into what kind of culture was he born? Son of Mary brought Jesus and the others in the biblical story down to a level that was real to me. I was immediately drawn into the story — could almost feel the dust on my face, the mud on my feet, and the cold (funny, I never think of that part of the world as being cold.) This is such a well- written captivating book. It will draw you in and present to you the real Jesus of Nazareth. Highly recommended.”
“Wow! A remarkable achievement. Ingermanson uses his deep knowledge of New Testament Israel to paint a fresh and vibrant portrait of Jesus, his family, and the disciples. I can’t wait for the sequel!”
“Emotional. Powerful. Exceptional. Randy makes the familiar new again in this well-crafted novel. Fans of Biblical fiction will find themselves grabbed and thrust into the past and quite unable to put this book down. Randy has written not only years of hands-on research into this book, but also his heart. I could not recommend this book more.”
“The skills of a master storyteller, researcher, and knowledgable Bible historian delve deeply into the life of Jesus in this amazing new series. Always one of my favorite authors, Randy Ingermanson shines a fresh light on the most important time in history. I could not stop reading!”
“Son of Mary picked me up and dragged me through one of the hardest times of my life. The truthful beauty of Randy’s storytelling moved me to tears. It is the best work of Biblical fiction I have ever read.”
“A provocative read. One I did not always agree with, but that definitely got me thinking.”
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