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The Master Yeshua: The Undiscovered Gospel of Joseph
By Joyce Luck
About the Book
The year is 75 CE. Joseph ben Jude, the nephew of Yeshua, is frail and ailing, but he gathers together stacks of goat-skin parchment and picks up a reed pen. He has a prophecy to fulfill before his death: that he will record the story of his uncle Yeshua.
A former Essene and now an Ebionite—the first generation of non-Gentile Christians—Joseph grieves over the destruction of the Temple. He fears the End Times are near. He is also troubled by the accounts already being told of his uncle. His grandmother—a virgin? His uncle—the son of god? Simon Peter—head of the early Church and not his uncle James?
Follow Joseph as the suppressed story of Yeshua and the early Church unfolds, revealing a message of hope that resounds throughout the ages and speaks to us even more urgently today.
About the Author
Joyce Luck is a writer, teacher, an amateur painter and guitarist, a mystic, thinker, and, basically, a walking question mark. She was born in Richmond, Virginia, but over the years migrated westward to California. She holds degrees from Randolph-Macon College, the Pennsylvania State University, and San Francisco State University. She's been a community college professor of English for over twenty years, married for ten of them, sober for five of them. She has published numerous articles in print magazines such as Girlfriends and the Bay Area Reporter, fiction in Lodestar Quarterly, and one nonfiction book, a rock biography about Melissa Etheridge, titled Our Little Secret.
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