Book - Touch by John Ferguson
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Touch is Ferguson's debut novel and the first book in the Yeshua series, which features a fresh look at the origins of Christianity through the eyes of a Roman soldier. Touch chronicles the life of Ararat through his early years and his training in becoming a Roman officer. When Pontius Pilate asks Ararat to go undercover, he hires himself out as a slave to the Jewish High Priest Caiphas. Caiphas, in turn, asks him to spy on the inner circle of a new, troubling messianic movement'enabling Ararat to witness first-hand the miracles and message of Jesus.
OverviewHe was a Roman named Arlus Aventus, who came to call himself Ararat for reasons he himself did not understand. He was a happy Roman who became a soldier, a soldier who became a spy, a spy who became an eyewitness to the message and miracles of Jesus.
Asked by Roman procurator Pontius Pilate to volunteer for an undercover mission, Ararat finds himself sold as a slave to Caiphas, the Jewish high priest, who in turn assigns him to spy on Jesus and his disciples. Creating himself a place as a hanger-on, selling provisions to the disciples and the crowds that often surround them, Ararat finds himself drawn ever closer to the man and the message.
The message of Jesus, as retold in this absorbing novel, is very different from the message that would be passed on by the disciples. Here Jesus is convincingly portrayed, not as a god, but as the man who told his followers that they could learn to do everything he did.
This is the first of a series of novels that chronicles the Roman soldier's witness to the conflicts between Jesus and the religious authorities of his time-and between Jesus and his own followers.
TitleTouchAuthor John FergusonPublisherHAMPTON ROADS Publishing Company Incorporated, 2005ISBN1571744444, 9781571744449Length320 pagesSubjectsFiction › Religious
Fiction / Religious
Fiction / Visionary & Metaphysical
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