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.

Table of Contents

One Starry Night

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

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

"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!

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

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

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

"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

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


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!

  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

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'?

  "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

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

  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

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

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


"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


"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

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

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

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

  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!

  "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?

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?

"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!

"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


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

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

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!

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

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


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!

"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!

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!

  "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


" 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!

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

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?

  "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


"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

  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!

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!

  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!

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

"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

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

  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

  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


 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

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


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


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

"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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