FOLK HERO by Katheryn Maddox Haddad
As promised, today we feature book 4 in author Katheryn Maddox Haddad’s series.
Welcome back, Katheryn.
Are there people who treat you badly so people will think you deserve it? Simon did that to Jesus, but it did not stop him from showing mercy to people who really were bad.
Do you have money in the bank and don’t know what to do with it? Five wealthy women followed Jesus and used their money for missionary work.
Are you intimidated by church leaders with theological degrees like the scribes and lawyers tried with Jesus? They did not impress the common person.
Do you face psychological demons that wear down your health? Jesus cast them out.
Are there storms in your life you are drowning under? Jesus softly spoke the storms away.
Does life seem unfair? Jesus touched the lives of a woman who went broke with medical bills and the family of a girl who died.
Are people jealous of your success and trying to destroy you? That’s what happened to Jesus in his home town.
Do you know someone about to die who needs reassurance? Jesus reassured John the Baptist as he waited for execution in prison.
Do you know people who come to church just for the handouts? Jesus faced that when he fed thousands free.
Is there a certain race of people who should not be converted? Jesus did not think so when confronted by a foreign woman.
This series of eight novels—THEY MET JESUS—is dedicated to everyone who has ever doubted. It shows people who met Jesus in their stark humanness and curiosity, sometimes loving him, sometimes hating him, but never left the same. I was very careful about adding words of Jesus that are not in the Bible. At the end of each chapter are “Life Application Questions” for individual readers or book clubs, and ancient historical sources such as Josephus. At the end of each book are suggested readings for special occasions. COME, MEET JESUS ALL OVER AGAIN.
Katheryn began writing at age ten, and was “published” that same year in her local newspaper. She grew up in the cold north and now lives in Arizona where she do not have to shovel sunshine. She basks in 100-degree weather along with my palm trees, cacti, and a computer with most of the letters worn off.
With a bachelor’s degree in English, Bible and social science from Harding University and part of a master’s degree in Bible, including Greek, from the Harding Graduate School of Theology, she also has a master’s degree in management and human relations from Abilene University.
Her newspaper column appeared for several years in newspapers in Texas and North Carolina ~ Little Known Facts About the Bible ~ and she has written for numerous Christian publications.
She spends half her day writing, and the other half teaching English over the internet worldwide using the Bible as text book. She is a member of Christian Writers of the West and is also an energetic public speaker.
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