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Speare, Elizabeth
Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1961.
IL 5-8 RL 6.5
ISBN 0395877695
This book isn't in the Bible, but it's an interesting attempt to get us to think about what it must have been like to live as a 13 year old when the Romans were ruling Palestine and the Jewish scribes were trying to find the flaw in the wandering carpenter's explanation of the holy writings. First we think like Daniel who has run away from his apprenticeship to a blacksmith to join the rebels in the hill organizing to overthrow the foreign invaders. Then we switch to Jiel and his twin sister living in the lap of luxury but not any more into the Romans than Daniel. This story is how these two unlikely characters become involved as friends and how their sisters too cross over the usual barriers that separate the rich and the poor.
SUBJECTS:     Jesus Christ  -- Fiction


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