This book is a biblical historical fiction read, it is for young readers but, every age will enjoy this inspiring read. This is the bible story of Zacchaeus and how his life might have been (more detailed than the bible). You will follow how he though he had all the happiness with just his coins in his pocket, until he hears God speak. While his family is hurting with disease and forced to go their own way, he is left lonely and becomes greedy. As he meets Jesus, will his heart change? Can he overcome the greed and learn what love really is?
I would recommend this book to those that like reading biblical fiction. It is one of those reads that makes you think, did this really happen this way? It will make you want to read the bible version and compare. A great read for the whole family to discuss and an inspiration to know how God loves us all. (it's not about the material stuff, it is about man kindness, love, family and faith.)
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About the Book
Book: The Winnowing Fork
Author: Betty Ruth Weatherby
Genre: Biblical Fiction
Release date: September, 2022
NEW CHRISTIAN NOVEL FILLED WITH ADVENTURE
ZACCHAEUS EXPERIENCES ROMAN OCCUPATION AND THE FAMILY SHAME OF LEPROSY AS HE SURVIVES IN THE HISTORICAL SETTING OF 2000 YEARS AGO.
Betty Ruth Weatherby travels the world and uses her experiences to create the Biblical Fiction of “The Winnowing Fork” to convey the message of God’s sustaining, eternal love.
The tax collector’s mother is banned with a skin disease when his father is conscripted by the occupying Roman army.
Follow Zacchaeus as he grows to love the sound and glitter of gold coins while his greed consumes him, overcoming even his love of family.
Zacchaeus in his lonely, self-isolation discovers that the real author of peace and serenity is in a man called Jesus whose father is God himself. Jesus passes through Jericho on his way to Passover in Jerusalem.
Zacchaeus tries to see through the crowd as the entourage passes:
“He yanked the leaves back again, and found the Rabbi looking at him,
His eyes fastened on Zacchaeus.”
About the Author
Betty Ruth Weatherby is a graduate of California State University, Stanislaus. She earned her teacher’s credential from Chapman University as well as a cross-cultural language and academic development certificate from Sacramento State University. Weatherby has sold her books across America. She is the author of the Lanover Adventure Series, Pepper’s children’s series and excels in Women’s Adventures. Women can travel the world as part of God’s Plan to enjoy life at its fullest and step out in faith.
Weatherby was born in the shipbuilding community of Sausalito, California and writes from a world of experience in fulfilling the Christian walk. Her most recent novel “The Girl on the Tombstone” is a nostalgic historical piece based in San Andreas, California where she grew up and attended Calaveras High School.
More from Betty Ruth
Zacchaeus was always a puzzle to me. How did he become a hated tax collector and only
One meeting with Jesus turned his life around. So, I imagined a story, gave him a family and neighbors to create a life around him as he accumulated his “taxes.”
To celebrate her tour, Betty is giving away the grand prize package of a $50 Amazon gift card and a copy of the book!!
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