When ten-year-old Isaac's parents and older sister drown in a boating accident, he is taken in by a widow living next door to him, cared for by her and the friends he makes in town. Once grown, he ventures out into the world, where he meets four other homeless boys and embarks upon the journey of a lifetime.
Alph is the story of Isaac's journey and the journey of his descendents. And, though it may sound like a story that could take place here and now, it is set in the ancient lands of Judah and Galilee, during the time when Jesus Christ lived and walked the earth.
Carrying readers back to the first century, Alph weaves historical facts and biblical truths together with fiction to chronicle the everyday life and spiritual growth of a remarkable family. It visits history-rich places such as Egypt and Jerusalem and includes several incidents with Jesus and other biblical figures, including the apostle Paul.
A refreshing account of life in a distant past unencumbered by contemporary considerations, Alph reminds readers that some journeys are timeless, and that our relationships with friends, family, and God can help us survive any situation.
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About the Author
Lee Carson has spent most of his adult life spreading the word of God and helping others better understand biblical truths. He worked as a vocational teacher for forty-five years, and he has also served as a Sunday-school teacher for children, a children's summer camp counselor, and a vacation Bible-school teacher.
Though retired, Carson continues to pursue his passion for studying and sharing God's word. He currently teaches a senior adult Sunday-school class and tells Bible stories to elementary-school children.
Carson has been married to his wife, Velma, for sixty years, and together they have raised two children and are the proud grandparents of two granddaughters.