A fascinating re-creation of Jesus, of his times, and of the men and women of the New Testament. You meet and grow to know Jesus as a lovable peasant, as a man with a growing sense of mission, and you suffer with him as he hopes and strives to redeem his fellow men. The history Dr. Olmstead is able to use as background for the book is a unique contribution. A delightful book to read, an opportunity for the student, a requisite for the clergy. No book has approached its charm since Sabatier's St. Francis.