Mary Magdalene, Saint--Fiction; Jesus Christ--Fiction; Christian women saints--Palestine--Fiction; Bible. N.T.--History of Biblical events--Fiction
Jason Ellis, a doctoral student at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, is haunted by his wife's untimely death. Consumed with bitterness, he immerses himself in his studies, and gratefully accepts an extra project from his professor, Eli Cohen, who asks him to translate some scrolls found in the foundation of the building in which the Last Supper was held.
Jason learns that the scrolls were written by Mary of Magdalene almost 2,000 years earlier. They detail the early life of Jesus Christ as seen through the eyes of Mary Magdalene, a young girl from a neighboring village whose father is a friend to Joseph of Nazareth, a carpenter.
The Carpenter's Son is a moving fictional account of the young Christ, his friendships, his growing awareness of his divine role, and his impact on those around him. Together, these elements make the novel an intriguing and inspiring exploration of the process of divine growth and the power of friendship. [from publisher website]