I was asked to review C.D. Baker’s fictional account of Jesus entitled Becoming the Son.
You can read the interview I did with Baker here.
Some people read the book and loved it. For instance . . .
“A first-person encounter with the Jesus who could have been is carefully researched and challenges tradition without disrespecting the biblical accounts.”
Publishers Weekly Select, December 2012
“C.D. Baker has accomplished what few novelists have ever achieved. From his pen flows an engaging story about Jesus that resists literary, theological, or historical compromise. It is truly a rare gem.”
Dr. Bruce Longenecker, W.W. Melton Chair of Religion, Baylor University.
I’m not a fiction reader, so I cannot tell who writes good fiction and who doesn’t. But the writing style seemed good to me.
Note that this is a fictional book. It doesn’t overturn the Gospel accounts, but it adds an enormous amount of imagination to them. [Continue Reading…]