The Welcoming Door

There was something different about the young carpenter who came to build a door for Master Eli Jeshua bar Joseph of Nazareth was a simple, devout man who required little for himself He worked diligently and was always fair with the price he asked for his labor He respected all whom he encountered and spoke with a wisdom well beyond his years and station With each pas There was something different about the young carpenter who came to build a door for Master Eli Jeshua bar Joseph of Nazareth was a simple, devout man who required little for himself He worked diligently and was always fair with the price he asked for his labor He respected all whom he encountered and spoke with a wisdom well beyond his years and station With each passing day, this young man who had little formal education came to teach many His words made people look to the heavens with fresh eyes and to their own actions with greater clarity What did the people of Galilee make of this enigmatic character Could they have known that this unassuming, soft spoken carpenter would one day change the world The parables are some of the most influential and well known stories in history, and in The Welcoming Door Kenny Kemp illuminates these timeless tales with an entirely new approach With a style as simple and elegant as the parables themselves, Kenny Kemp reintroduces these celebrated stories, setting them as the formative experiences of the young man Jeshua bar Joseph, whom we know today as Jesus of Nazareth.Jeshua, an unassuming young carpenter from Nazareth, lives his life like everyone else He learns from his own experiences, the traditions of his people, and by inspiration of God He soon proves to be a man of courage and integrity, a hard worker, a devoted son And so with each story, each life altering moment, we watch Jeshua become a leader of men With rich and subtle detail, The Welcoming Door takes us inside the hearts and minds of the people of Galilee as we witness the Gospel in action.
The Welcoming Door There was something different about the young carpenter who came to build a door for Master Eli Jeshua bar Joseph of Nazareth was a simple devout man who required little for himself He worked diligen

  • Title: The Welcoming Door
  • Author: Kenny Kemp
  • ISBN: 9780060082642
  • Page: 110
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “The Welcoming Door”

    1. I received this book as an early reviewer. This was such a nice, refreshing book. Based on the Parables of Jesus in the Bible, these stories leave you such a warm, comfy feeling. I enjoyed the authors tone and appreciate how he made Jesus and the other players in the parables relate-able. I would read more from Kenny Kemp. Nicely done.

    2. One of my favorite feelings in life is the rush I get in discovering a new author. An author that isn’t necessary new to the literature world but is new to me. I love the feeling of reading a piece of literature for the first time, and feeling its power and potential impact on my life. This experience is a rare one for me to encounter but is non-the less an experience I seek after. The Welcoming Door by Kenny Kemp has been one of these experiences for me. I greatly enjoyed reading Kemp's novel [...]

    3. Perfect for those who think reading the Bible is boring. Kenny creates enriched stories from just a few Bible verses. This book and "City on a Hill" place you right in the middle of Christ's parables as they unfold. Kenny's style of story telling by "reading between the lines" of Biblical text will cause you to never read the Bible the same way again.

    4. An engrossing and heartwarming read from start to finish, of a Jesus we don't see presented in scripture. Although a work of fiction, it made me see the savior I love in a different and wonderfull light.

    5. A lovely portrayal of three parables in real time. A sweet weaving of tales that remind us of the influence of the man of Galileea son of a carpentera Son of God. I loved it!

    6. Synopsis: Jeshua Bar Joseph, a humble young carpenter from Nazareth, has been hired to remodel the front door of a rich man's home. As he works, he learns of a family in crisis: the younger son Reuben has gone into the world and is destroying his life as he squanders his inheritance. His older brother Simeon remains behind, dutifully but bitterly fulfilling his family responsibilities. And their father Eli suffers most of all as he struggles to understand, love, and forgive his two disappointing [...]

    7. Amazing book-I had a hard time putting it down! I will not look at some of Jesus' parables the same again. Can't wait to get started on the next book in the series."There was something different about the young carpenter who came to build a door for Master Eli. Jeshua bar Joseph of Nazareth was a simple, devout man who required little for himself. He worked diligently and was always fair with the price he asked for his labor. He respected all whom he encountered and spoke with a wisdom well beyo [...]

    8. I found THE WELCOMING DOOR a very realistic view of how life during the time Jesus was living & completing his ministry. It starts out as Jesus starts repairs on a door while working as a carpenter,but as he does this he touches the life of everyone who comes in contact with him, especially a child who he decides to apprentice. This is a fun & different way of learning about the life & times of Jesus & it is also a very interesting & realistic read. I totally enjoyed this boo [...]

    9. Received this book as a giveaway from First Reads. It has certainly been awhile since I've read various spiritual / faith-based books. This was a wonderful way to ease back into the genre. Kenny Kemp has an easy writing style; I love the short chapters and consistent time flow of each story. Often, towards the end of a story or book, an author seems to accelerate the pace and the wrap-up leaves something to be desired. Not here. While it's clear these stories are Jesus related parables, it is n [...]

    10. I was given this book as a gift, so I had to get started on it right away, and I'm so glad I did. I love the way the author couches three separate parables into a possible tale in the Savior's pre-ministry life. The first parable is of the prodigal son and sets Jeshua as the carpenter fixing the father's door. The author creates the story around the parameters the parable dictates and fleshes it out quite beautifully. I appreciate seeing someone's view on how the Savior's regular life would be, [...]

    11. Kenny Kemp took on the delicate task of writing Christ (Jeshua) as a main character. In this book focuses on Jeshua's life as a young adult and before his ministry began. He is working as a humble carpenter and witness the events that later become his parables: the Prodigal Son, the Talents, and the Good Samaritan. The parable stories are told in three vignettes throughout the book and Jeshua is an mostly an observer to these events while working on carpentry.The treatment of Jeshua as Christ wa [...]

    12. We read this book every Christmas. It is a treasure to our family, marking our move to a new State 5 years ago, where we found a kind and tender people. The writing is fluid and lyrical and emotional and touches my children every time. It also provides us a wealth of opportunity to discuss principles that may appear flat in readings of the scriptural records. I'm not normally a fan of interpretive historical fiction biography (I just made up that genre) but I do like this. We are beginning the r [...]

    13. I recieved this book in a giveaway. I read it and really enjoyed it. It takes the well known Bible parable of the Prodigal Son and gives it a backstory. Sure, it's fictitious, but it gives a true view of the grace God has for his kids. Well done Kenny Kemp.

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