‘God moves in mysterious ways,’ as the hymn says, and so do these books.
On the surface, they look like a collection of free-standing biographies of Christian forefathers, which they are.
But underneath, they intertwine and interconnect in the most unexpected ways, weaving the early and flimsy foundations for what eventually blossomed into the world’s largest religion, Christianity.
The connection between John the Baptist and Jesus is understood but what do we know of the links between Paul and the disciple Andrew for instance? And Jesus’ brother James’ life after the crucifixion?
And what about the age-old conundrum of, can the Bible be relied on as historical truth? Are the timelines portrayed in the Bible accurate?
Just to forewarn you, because these stories are channelled with each individual speaking his truth, they don’t necessarily concur with the Biblical versions.