The Story of the Messiah

A Historical Account of the Life of Jesus Christ

by Wayne L. Ney



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/19/2015

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 422
ISBN : 9781490865522
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 422
ISBN : 9781490865515
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 422
ISBN : 9781490865539

About the Book

The Story of the Messiah exposes a host of Jewish customs, attitudes, political sects, and institutions during the time of Christ and chronicles the events of His life in Hebrew fashion while harmonizing the accounts of the four Gospel writers. Surely the setting, characters, and plot of this two-thousand-year-old narrative are not unfamiliar, but while snippets of Jesus’ life have warmed the hearts of countless readers and listeners, a complete story of our beloved Savior is rarely gleaned. To remedy this vacuum, the author has embellished a chronicle of the life of Jesus by: 

shining a light on first-century Judaism

providing historical and factual information pertaining to the Jews in a Greco-Roman world

including numerous tidbits—both credible and incredible—that were pertinent to the various characters and episodes

highlighting solutions to the apparent discrepancies proffered by the original authors

Beginning with God’s covenant with Abraham and a brief history of Israel, this rendition of Jesus’ story gathers truth from the prophets of the old standard as well as meaning from Paul and other writers of the New Testament. The final curtain closes on the Day of Pentecost, when God fulfilled His promise of the Holy Spirit.

About the Author

Born, raised, and educated in Delaware, the author taught in various elementary schools in the state’s southern county throughout the ‘80s and ‘90s. Unfortunately, after a tragic event, he ended up in prison and spent the next seventeen years behind bars. Although he first blamed God for his downfall, he soon realized the fault was all his and that, if anything, God’s hand had stayed a much more disastrous outcome. While counting his blessings and striving to become the best inmate possible, he facilitated various groups and programs, helped over two hundred residents receive their high school diplomas, and after earning a graduate-level degree in biblical studies, began writing The Story of the Messiah. In April 2013, he reentered society with the loving support of his two children, both of whom have forgiven him, and it’s to them that he dedicates this project.