The Carpenter

A Model to Follow

by Leo Pitts



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/30/2023

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 8.5x8.5
Page Count : 132
ISBN : 9781973699989
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x8.5
Page Count : 132
ISBN : 9781973699972
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 132
ISBN : 9781973699996

About the Book

Jesus was a great storyteller – like an Irish seanchaí. Over two millenniums, his message has been encumbered with layers of translation and theology. The Carpenter sets out to pare these layers back, presenting the stories of Yeshua with purity and simplicity. Jesus arrived on earth for the benefit of everyone. The ultimate humanitarian, his teachings were centered around everyday issues, with no gender bias. He had many female friends, including Joanna, Mary, Susanna and the sisters of Lazarus. His message was all inclusive, and this book sets out to restore that balance. The narratives of the four evangelists – Matthew, Mark, Luke and John – have been pieced together to flow as a single chronicle. Readers will find a straightforward introduction to the Gospel that is easy to digest, and accessible to modern people living busy lives. These are the meaningful stories of Jesus, and the message of the love of God.

About the Author

Leo Pitts was born into a committed Catholic family – one of seven kids growing up in the rough and tumble of the suburbs of Melbourne, Australia. He made a good altar boy, and his parents hoped he would make an even better priest. Leo showed great promise at the seminary and was selected to finish his studies in Rome. But the journey turned out to be his Catholic undoing as he witnessed lifestyle excesses at the Vatican and felt shockingly out of place. Leo made his way back to Melbourne by ship, then embarked on a new life working many different jobs, including taxi driver, builder’s labourer, high-school teacher, farmer and small-business owner. Today Leo lives on a hill above the Southern Ocean, in a patch of scrub shared with wallabies, koalas, kangaroos and about 2000 native trees he has planted. Every morning he walks to the top of the block and communes with God and all the wonders of nature. Leo is passionate about presenting a no-nonsense story of Jesus.