The Baker of Capernaum
Most biblical novels add a pinch of scripture to a pot of fiction.
The Baker of Capernaum uses a 50/50 mix of the two.
Have you ever wondered how it would be to live in the
time of Yeshua (Jesus),
enjoying his inspiring presence, savoring his
uplifting messages, and watching his amazing miracles?
Well, you can savor a glimpse of such a privilege by
stepping into the sandals of an ordinary fellow that may have lived during
that time: Amos, the baker* of Capernaum. By observing Yeshua through Amos’
eyes and ears, mind and heart, you may be enriched by a new understanding of
and love for the carpenter of Nazareth.
As a climbing plant spirals around a post, the Amos-story
twines around the Yeshua-story. When the novelist lets Bible
characters say or do something not recorded in the Bible, it should be seen
as a possibility of what could have happened, as the Bible itself
says that not everything Jesus did and said was recorded (John 20:30,
21:25). Of course, imaginary events depicted by the storyteller will ideally
not contradict but instead support the biblical record. Endnotes supply
links to the Bible story.
Yeshua’s parables stir imagination. We “see” the sowing
farmer, the Good Samaritan, the Good Shepherd, the lost sheep, and the
prodigal son. When a preacher or teacher explains the historical background
of a Bible story, we can picture the scene in our minds. Similarly, this
author invites the reader
to join him on a journey of fresh imagination rooted in the reality of
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Photos of Capernaum
In the New Testament (NIV), "bread" is used 83 times.
Related words (e.g. yeast, leaven, unleavened, dough, seed, grain, wheat,
crop, and harvest) appear in total 150 times.