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Great Review of my new novel THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO LAZARUS

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Offline rczimler
07 May 2019, 02:44 PM | Post: #1

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Great Review of my new novel THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO LAZARUS

This post was last modified: 08 May 2019 11:32 AM by rczimler.
A wonderful review of my historical novel set in the Holy Land 2000 years ago has just been published in The Observer.  Among the observations made by the reviewer is this one: "Perhaps the most remarkable aspect of this brave and engaging novel...is that Richard Zimler manages to make the best-known narrative in western culture a page-turner. I simply had to keep going to the very end in order to know on earth what would happen."  
The link to the review in the Observer is here: https://www.theguardian.com...
Some background information: 
As you may recall, we are told in the New Testament that Jesus resurrected a beloved friend named Lazarus from the dead. Yet the Gospel of John – which contains this episode – does not tell us how Jesus accomplished this miracle or if he had a special purpose for saving his companion. In my novel, I narrate this mysterious and influential story from Lazarus’ own point of view. 
In my version of the story, after Lazarus is awakened from death, he has difficulties regaining his previous identity and confidence. His experience of death has left him fragile and disoriented, and his newfound fame is a burden he does not want. Worse, his faith has been shattered because he remembers nothing of any afterlife. In compelling flashbacks, we learn of Lazarus’ initial meeting with Jesus – during their boyhood in Nazareth – and discover how he came to earn his friend’s trust and gratitude. Back in the present time – during the Passion Week – Jesus tells him, however, that their meeting as young boys was no accident and offers a surprising explanation for why he brought them together. After Jesus’s arrest in the Garden of Gethsemane, Lazarus concludes that his whole life may have been a test for this chance to save his beloved friend from crucifixion. But will Jesus accept Lazarus’ final sacrifice?

Here is the link to the Kindle: https://www.amazon.co.uk...

Happy to hear your opinions of the The Gospel According to Lazarus.


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Offline rczimler
10 May 2019, 10:16 AM | Post: #2

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Another Great Review of my new novel THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO LAZARUS

Another great review of my new novel has come out, this time in the Sunday Times.  There's also a good picture of me.
Thanks for your help in spreadin the word about  The Gospel According to Lazarus
All the best,
Richard Zimler
https://www.thetimes.co.uk...
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14 May 2019, 07:47 AM | Post: #3

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The Gospel According to Lazarus named one of the Best Book of the Year!

THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO LAZARUS named by Sunday TImes as one of the BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR!  "A must read"!The link is here: 
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