Stories of the men and women who met and knew Jesus are retold here, in an attempt, as the author says, to see Jesus through their eyes. The scenes are reconstructed and the dialogue consists of words taken from the Gospel narratives, augmented at times with additional dialogue. The incidents used are arranged in a chronological order collated from the four Gospel narratives -- a systematization of the narrative now viewed as dubious by most New Testament criticism. Exegetical background is drawn from various commentaries, with a result that the style is not always so simple as the purpose of such a book might lead the reader to expect. The author offers the hope that the book may induce the reader to turn to the Gospel records themselves. This advice might well be followed before reading the book, as well as afterward.