Knowing what life was like when the God-Man walked the earth cannot help but make the ""good news"" of the Gospel more fully understandable and thus made more applicable personally. A capable guide in the person of the distinguished author-scholar, Henri Daniel-Rops, takes his readers as close to an on-the-scene visit to the times of Christ as one could possibly make vicariously, centuries removed. The customs, the geography, the politics, the family life, the traditions, the social structure, the economics -- indeed the entire spectrum of life during that period in history -- are revealed in fascinating details. The Evangelists' accounts of the life of Christ take on deeper meaning as one peruses this monumental commentary on the daily life in the time of Christ. The book is an extension of Monsieur Daniel-Rops' earlier, well-received life of Christ, Jesus and His Times. Daily Life in the Time of Jesus is indeed a major achievement which puts together in organized fashion the research of the best biblical scholars, but with a difference. This version is completely readable and will hold the reader intrigued, even those who are only remotely aware of the story of Christ. The detail is remarkable, from personal hygiene to national customs. Here is a book which will enrich the collection of any library, general community or home. A Catholic book club selection, Daily Life in the Time of Jesus will undoubtedly prove to be one of the leading books of the Christmas season.