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New book: Messiah Chronicles, by Meade Fischer
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Almost everyone knows the story of Jesus and his travels in ancient Galilee and Judea with his twelve disciples. To most, it's a story of sermons and miracles, of betrayal and crucifixion. However, the New Testament account ignores the humanity, showing Jesus as a divinity and the disciples as two dimensional characters. There has to be more to the story.

In Messiah Chronicles, I've tried to flesh out the disciples, not who they were historically, but who they might have been. I've put a human face on Jesus, a man who believed he was called by his God to preach redemption to his people. I've couched what has been recounted as miracles in non miraculous terms, and I've showed these people as humans, with their virtues and weaknesses.

I've also tried to set the story against the political and social events of the times, showing the Romans as more than one dimensional villains. I've introduced a new character, a Roman centurion who, with his responsibility to keep the peace at the least cost, ends up befriending Jesus, the Roman being the consummate and Jesus, the consummate idealist.