If Christian novels are your thing, here is one to check out.
Just a quick note that Frank Viola has just released an interesting looking book called God’s Favorite Place on Earth which is a hybrid of fiction and nonfiction about Jesus’ many visits to the village of Bethany, told from the perspective of Lazarus.
While I’ve not read the book, it has some impressive recommendations: Craig Keener, Joel B. Green, John Ortberg, Mary DeMuth, Jack Hayford, Greg Boyd, Mark Batterson, Leonard Sweet, Jenni Catron, Anne Marie Miller, and many others.
The curtain opens with Lazarus, who is now ready to die, telling the incomparable story of Jesus’ interactions with him, Martha, and Mary. God’s Favorite Place on Earth blends drama, devotion, biblical narrative, and first-century history. Within each narrative, Frank makes practical points that bear on our lives today.
You can go to GodsFavoritePlace.com to read a book sampler and see the gripping movie trailer. Discount information is on that page also. Frank is also giving away 25 bonus gifts to those who buy the book during release week, with ends May 7th