The very first Easter marked the beginning of a new era in human history. God chose to live among humans, and, as a result, life would never be the same.
We begin a new worship series called Water into Wine in the spirit of new beginnings. Our companion book was written by best-selling author Angela Hunt. This book is a part of her Jerusalem Road series that takes readers on a tour of the many characters found in scripture and a few that didn’t get mentioned.
Although Hunt’s book is fictional, her attention to details in scripture challenges our knowledge of the Bible. With each character, we meet the questions that percolate inside us. What parts of her description are likely genuine, and which are made up? Was Thomas really like that? Did Thomas have a twin sister?
Allow our author’s creativity to ignite your creativity in exploring the stories of Jesus. Here’s what the publisher says about the book:
Thomas and Tasmin, twin siblings hired to oversee a wedding feast in Cana, worry when the host runs out of wine . . . until a guest tells Tasmin to have the servants fill the pitchers by the gate with water from the cistern. Reluctantly, she obeys and is amazed when rainwater becomes the finest wine ever tasted in Cana.
When Thomas impulsively decides to follow the teacher from Nazareth, he and Tasmin argue. The twins have been together since the womb, and Tasmin can’t accept losing her brother to some magician-prophet. But, aided by Jude, younger brother to Jesus of Nazareth, she decides to follow the Nazarene’s group and do whatever she must to mend the fractured relationship and bring her brother home.
Angela Hunt has published over 100 books, selling nearly 5 million copies worldwide. Angela, a New York Times bestselling author, received the Times Book Club Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006. She has a Ph.D. in biblical studies in theology and is well-versed in biblical text. Angela can be found online at www.angelahuntbooks.com.
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Angela Hunt. Daughter of Cana. Minneapolis: Bethany House, 2020.