Winner of the 1963 Newbery Medal, by the author of The Sign of the Beaver and The Witch of Blackbird Pond, winner of the 1959 Newbery Medal.
“A moving, vivid, and well-written picture of the spiritual vs. the material, vengeance vs. love.” – School Libraray Journal, starred review.
“The scene is Jerusalem at the time of Christ, the characters vividly real, the story gripping.” –Boston Herald
After witnessing his father’s crucifixion by Roman soldiers, Daniel Bar Jamin is fired by one passion: To avenge his father’s death. Consumed by hatred, Daniel joins the brutal raids of an outlaw band living in the hills outside the village. Although his grandmother’s death slows his plans to drive the Roman Legion out of Isreal by forcing him to move home to take care of his little sister, Daniel continues to lead the band in spying, plotting, and impatiently waiting for revenge.
In near by Capernaum, a rabbi is teaching a different lesson. Time and time again Daniel is draw to Jesus’s teaching, only to turn away, disappointed and confused by Jesus’s lack of action opposing the romans. Devoid of tenderness and kindness, headstrong Daniel is also heedless to the loyalty of his friend Joel, the love of Jeol’s sister Malthace, and the love of his own little sister; Leah, that he starts dragging them down the same destructive path that he is headed.
I loved this book, I remember my mother reading it to us when we were little, it will always have a special spot in my heart, as well as my shelf.
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