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""The Big Fisherman"" is a historical novel centered around Simon Peter, one of the twelve apostles. He is a large, strong man, who initially rejects the whisperings about Jesus. Though he had long denied religious teachings from his father, Simon is drawn to Jesus and feels changed when he meets him. When Jesus tells him to follow, he does.
In ""The Big Fisherman"" we intimately experience the story of Jesus and go with Him into the countryside where thousands follow to hear His teachings. We travel to Jerusalem where we see Peter deny knowing Jesus, but whose faith is restored when Jesus Christ is risen.
Following Christ's resurrection, Peter takes on the role of spreading the Word as far as Rome where he is ultimately imprisoned and put to death. ""The Big Fisherman"" is the prequel to ""The Robe.""
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This book is great for everyone, christian or not. Read it!
This was one of the first "grown up" books I was allowed to read from my dad's library. I read it once a year thru high school. It is a very tasteful and interesting story on the personal aspects of Jesus life when not teaching the masses. I would love to find it available now for my e-reader. Knittermom, (a 54 year old grandma)
While visiting a YMCA camp on my lake last summer, I picked up an old paperback copy of this book: The Big Fisherman. The first 60 pages were missing, but the rest of the book read very well and gave me a lot of peace in understanding the values, culture, and personal relationships that might have existed in Jesus time. Reading the book helped me to feel closer to Our Lord. My quest is to find the book and read it again from the beginning, and find the missing pages.
THE BIG FISHERMAN IS HISTORICALLY BASED FICTION. THIS BOOK TELLS THE STORY OF THE NEW TESTAMENT, AS IT WERE FROM PETERS POINT OF VIEW. THE BIBLE IS SOME WHAT VAGUE ON MANY OF THE INTIMATE DETAILS OF THE SAVIOURS LIFE. THE BIG FISHERMAN, THOUGH FICTIONAL, LOOKS BRIEFLY AT CHRIST AS A YOUNG BOY, LOOKS AT PETERS DEEP LOVE FOR CHRIST, AND FOLLOWS THROUGH MANY FAMILIAR SEENS OF THE NEW TESTAMENT. AGAIN, FICTION, HOWEVER, SOMEONE LIVED AS A NEIGHBOUR TO CHRIST, SOMEBODY KNEW HIM AS A CHILD, WHY DID PETER LOVE CHRIST AS HE DID???? WE MAY NEVER KNOW!! THE BIG FISHERMAN SUGGESTS A FEW THINGS THAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN.---AN EXCELLENT BOOK