NATIONAL BESTSELLER • Anne Rice’s second book in her hugely ambitious and courageous life of Christ begins during his last winter before his baptism in the Jordan and concludes with the miracle at Cana.
It is a novel in which we see Jesus—he is called Yeshua bar Joseph—during a winter of no rain, endless dust, and talk of trouble in Judea.
Legends of a Virgin birth have long surrounded Yeshua, yet for decades he has lived as one among many who come to the synagogue on the Sabbath. All who know and love him find themselves waiting for some sign of the path he will eventually take.
And at last we see him emerge from his baptism to confront his destiny—and the Devil. We see what happens when he takes the water of six great limestone jars, transforms it into cool red wine, is recognized as the anointed one, and urged to call all Israel to take up arms against Rome and follow him as the prophets have foretold.
As with Out of Egypt, the opening novel, The Road to Cana is based on the Gospels and on the most respected New Testament scholarship. The book’s power derives from the profound feeling its author brings to the writing and the way in which she summons up the presence of Jesus.
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I am not religious person a lapsed catholic, i never did get that first miracle of the wedding and the wine ,it seemed trivial to me that no matter how much Jesus loved his mom , and of all the good he could have done with that very first miracle he used it for wine , it has always bugged me . Until this book gave me such insight such clarity of time and place ,my heart was opened i could relate to any war torn place where rumours rule and narrow mindedness dictates the social norms . It is read so wonderfully that I felt I was present with Jesus and could see why and how he would have come to make this his first miracle of blessing this wedding wine so that there was suffient for everyone , symbollising the blood of his father .