Friday, 7 March 2014
Making of the Lamb - Robert Harley Bear
The Making of the Lamb gives new meaning to the words of William Blake, sung throughout Britain today in the "Jerusalem Hymn." This novel more than brings to life the ancient legend that Jesus Christ visited England during his formative years, which are missing from the Bible. We meet young Jesus as he is teaching in the Jerusalem Temple at the age of twelve. He is aware that he is the son of God, but he is still an unfinished work, growing in wisdom and the favor of God and man. In Britain, he gains power and renown among the native iron-age Celts as he prepares himself for a heroic destiny. One night, atop what is now the Glastonbury Tor, Jesus must confront his true fate of the suffering servant who will die the most shameful and painful of deaths imaginable at an early age. The fate of all of God's creation hangs in the balance as Jesus decides what path his life will take.
I was asked to review this by Netgalley. I don't think it's to my taste of fiction with the Christian side of the book. I appreciate what the author is trying to say, but in my opinion I wouldn't be able to get on with this novel.