Estelle and Robert: To Know Him

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Historical Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic
Following the life of Jesus Christ through the eyes of Estelle and Robert, Mavy's teens. Bereft of their father who knew not Christ, the trio search for the peace that has long eluded them, not knowing their sufficiency would come in Jesus as they come to know Him.

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One Starry Night

Submitted: July 14, 2019

Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem. ... Read Chapter

Glory to God in the Highest

Submitted: July 14, 2019

Robert leaned on his elbows, flopped on his stomach in the darkness. Although the town was full of the Pharisees, Scribes and Publicans, ... Read Chapter

He Shall be Called a Nazarene

Submitted: July 14, 2019

"Wait," his voice was breathy, from having directly obeyed the Spirit's leading him to the temple, his white beard lifting several inches... Read Chapter

He Eats Bugs!

Submitted: July 14, 2019

In the days of the reign of Tiberius Cesar, the Word of God came unto Jesus' cousin, John. His mother, Elizabeth knew that the hand of th... Read Chapter

Into the Water

Submitted: July 14, 2019

Something was intriguing about John, Mavy had to admit, not thinking twice before shooing her children out the door to go for the fourth ... Read Chapter

Tempted in Like Manner

Submitted: July 14, 2019

Immediately after His baptism, having fasted forty days, Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost returned from Jordan, hungry, and was led by ... Read Chapter

Still I will Follow

Submitted: July 14, 2019

"Repent! The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!" From that time on Jesus began to preach, for therefore was He sent. His humanity cried fo... Read Chapter

Isaiah's Reading

Submitted: July 14, 2019

Her face was rosy as she tried to settle her mind on the reading Jesus had turned to. She was surprised that He was to read, He had cause... Read Chapter

Recognized!

Submitted: July 15, 2019

And there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit; and he cried out, "Let us alone; what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus ... Read Chapter

I was that Outcast!

Submitted: July 15, 2019

  And in the morning, rising a great while before day, Jesus departed into a solitary place, and there He prayed, followed later... Read Chapter

In the Stillness

Submitted: July 16, 2019

Mavy glanced over the children. They'd exhausted themselves not putting up a fuss of any sort when she reminded it was time for bed. Este... Read Chapter

What is this 'Born Again'?

Submitted: July 18, 2019

  "Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou does, except God be with him... Read Chapter

Salt and Light

Submitted: July 18, 2019

And seeing the multitudes, Jesus went up into a mountain: and sat upon a rock ledge, his disciples came near unto him. Robert found h... Read Chapter

Nothing Hid that will Not be Revealed

Submitted: July 20, 2019

  Estelle swallowed, wiping clammy palms against her skirts. It was a hard saying. She'd quickly turned from casting a disapprov... Read Chapter

It is Profitable

Submitted: July 21, 2019

Not everyone who had ears to hear heard. "And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable... Read Chapter

A Particularly Painful Death

Submitted: July 22, 2019

Had she not have been the arm of support beneath hers, when Daniel passed away, Mavy would have used every excuse in the book not to be t... Read Chapter

Amen

Submitted: July 22, 2019

"Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them," Jesus warned his disciples, stretching out his limbs to alleviate th... Read Chapter

Fasting

Submitted: July 23, 2019

"Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to... Read Chapter

Promiscuous Salina

Submitted: July 23, 2019

When therefore the Lord knew how the Pharisees had heard that Jesus made and baptized more disciples than John, (Though Jesus himself bap... Read Chapter

Come to Jesus

Submitted: July 23, 2019

Everlasting life! She didn't think twice before blurting, "Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not, neither come hither to draw." ... Read Chapter

Trouble the Water

Submitted: July 23, 2019

There was a feast of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. Now there is at Jerusalem by the sheep market, Bethesda, a pool with five ... Read Chapter

Go and Sin No More

Submitted: July 23, 2019

  Jesus didn't hesitate to walk in on Bethesda's porches, not steering clear of even the most contagious sick groups. His eyes f... Read Chapter

Choose Life!

Submitted: July 23, 2019

  "Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he... Read Chapter

Who is this Jesus?

Submitted: July 23, 2019

Estelle sighed as she slipped out of her cot, across the room from her mother's. Her internal alarm clock much appreciated. Robert needed... Read Chapter

Is He Worth It?

Submitted: July 23, 2019

"He said whoever comes to Him He will keep, and won't turn away anyone, nor lose who His Father gives Him. It was rather peculiar mom. He... Read Chapter

Oh, Jerusalem!

Submitted: July 23, 2019

"Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their frui... Read Chapter

Adulteress

Submitted: July 30, 2019

Early in the morning found Jesus in the temple, teaching the people even as they came unto Him. There were not many that denied that Jesu... Read Chapter

When Doubts Assail

Submitted: July 30, 2019

John woke with a start, beadlets of perspiration on his brow. "All in vain," he muttered into the damp cell. Horror gripped his heart, hi... Read Chapter

Ripped Flesh

Submitted: July 30, 2019

Peter frowned deeply. You'd never know he was barely entering his thirties yet by the frown lines embedded into his leathery skin. Worry ... Read Chapter

He Whom the Son Sets Free, is Free Indeed!

Submitted: July 30, 2019

Judas rubbed his goosebumped arms, chilled. Jesus had spoken to them about this very thing. After He saves and delivers a man, the demon ... Read Chapter

Estelle's Best Friend

Submitted: July 30, 2019

Estelle smiled shyly as she took the basket of fruit from Samuel. He was to come over later that night along with a few others from the s... Read Chapter

Joel

Submitted: July 30, 2019

Samuel had no sooner left the house of Mavy who often ministered of her substance, taking turns with the other women when he was nearly r... Read Chapter

But, He Stinks!

Submitted: July 30, 2019

"Well, that's good! If he sleeps, he shall do well." Judas pointed out, not realizing Jesus wasn't speaking about taking rest in sleep. ... Read Chapter

Happy Birthday!

Submitted: July 30, 2019

It was a sweet relief. The first time Herod in his life had ever felt relief on his birthday. Not because he had another year given him, ... Read Chapter

I Perish!

Submitted: July 30, 2019

  "Jesus," Bartholomew lowered his voice, looking into the face of his Lord, "This is a desert place. There's not much nearby. S... Read Chapter

Nightmares

Submitted: July 30, 2019

" There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day: And there was a certain begg... Read Chapter

I Long to Save!

Submitted: July 30, 2019

From that time forth began Jesus to shew unto his disciples, how that he must go to Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and c... Read Chapter

To Know Him

Submitted: July 30, 2019

The first of Ayyar was a hard day. Despite it being so long since Daniel's death, it was no less difficult when the anniversary came. A f... Read Chapter

What Shall I Do?

Submitted: July 30, 2019

  "For the hardness of your heart, he wrote you this precept. But from the beginning of the creation, God made them male and fem... Read Chapter

Abba

Submitted: July 30, 2019

"Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I woul... Read Chapter

A Promise

Submitted: July 30, 2019

  If ye love me, keep my commandments. And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide wi... Read Chapter

Be Glorified!

Submitted: July 30, 2019

Six days before the Passover Jesus spent time with Lazarus, whom He'd raised and his sisters. Martha was all too happy to make a huge sup... Read Chapter

I Must See Jesus!

Submitted: July 30, 2019

  As the group of men walked along, Jesus spoke a parable unto them on the importance of persistent prayer. He had long been an ... Read Chapter

Hosanna! Hosanna!

Submitted: July 30, 2019

Near to Bethphage and Bethany, at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two of His disciples to get a colt, never before ridden for Him, and th... Read Chapter

He Prays for Me

Submitted: July 30, 2019

"Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee: As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he shou... Read Chapter

As Often as Ye Eat

Submitted: July 30, 2019

Judas was angry. He was bitter that he'd been told off about his outburst that Mary should have poured such an expensive perfume on Jesus... Read Chapter

He Called Him Friend

Submitted: July 30, 2019

  It was the last night that Mavy would be a widow. She smiled at her children, pleased that Robert, surprisingly had not opted ... Read Chapter

Never a Betrayal Like Unto His

Submitted: July 30, 2019

  And they that had laid hold on Jesus led him away to Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and the elders were assembled... Read Chapter

Luke

Submitted: July 30, 2019

 Beware of the scribes, which desire to walk in long robes, and love greetings in the markets, and the highest seats in the synagogu... Read Chapter

A Marriage, A Sentence

Submitted: July 30, 2019

It was early. Too early for a marriage. Too early for a proper trial. It was early when they led Jesus from Caiaphas unto the hall of... Read Chapter

If's

Submitted: July 30, 2019

  Samuel pulled away, tears streaming, "It's Jesus!" "What's wrong?" Robert always had issues articulating, but not today. "... Read Chapter

Conspiracy

Submitted: July 30, 2019

It was a sabbath like no other. Despite being newlyweds, the knowledge that it was clearly done and over with for the Hope of Israel, had... Read Chapter

Be Not Faithless

Submitted: July 30, 2019

"Why are ye troubled? and why do thoughts arise in your hearts? Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for... Read Chapter

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