The Woman Who Dared Touch Jesus
This is the amazing, fictional story of the life of the woman who touched Jesus' cloak and was healed. Where the Biblical Gospels of Luke, Mark and Matthew mention her miracle in passing, we follow the character, Elishva from her childhood in a loving family to a young marriage and long travel, settling in Capernaum. After nursing her own husband from wounds incited by a Jewish riot, she herself becomes a victim of marital abuse. Despite her many prayers, her heart's desire of having a child is unanswered. Isolated and far from all who love her, Elishva falls severely ill and begins a dark, hopeless existence as one of the "unclean". Finally, with a nudging from an Essene priest, Elishva, now desperate for her life and marriage, ventures out of her home prison to reclaim her life through the miracle of touching Jesus. Deeply engaging, The Woman Who Dared Touch Jesus combines artful storytelling and a startling close look at Jewish life in the time of Jesus.
- Electronic book text
- 01 Sep 2010
- Morrisville, NC, United States