I want to recommend The Bethany Tales, Four Intertwined Stories of Restoration and Hope, written by Bryan E. Canter. The book looks at the lives of four people from the village of Bethany in the time of Jesus – Mary, Martha, Lazarus, and Simon.
“These four tales use the creative gift of imagination to explore what each of these men and women might have been thinking and feeling, while remaining true to the biblical accounts and consistent with life in first century Israel.”
I read the book around Eastertime, and found it hard to put down! I received a much deeper insight of Jesus’ relationships with people and his last days here on earth in reading the book. The author’s note at the beginning and the Bible passages behind the story at the end help with understanding the accounts even more. The Bethany Tales would be a blessing to anyone who wants a greater appreciation of these records in the Bible.
The Bethany Tales is available on Amazon and other sites in hardback, paperback, ebook, and audiobook formats.