Bestselling author Gilbert Sinoué’s novel goes back over one of the best-known stories of all time.
A bestseller in France since its publication.
Jesus’s body has disappeared from his tomb, and a rumor spreads through Jerusalem: he has risen from the dead. Sinoué picks up from this point and takes the reader on a fascinating journey through the story of Jesus as we know it, with a twist: instead of changing the tale or analyzing it as other writers have done, he fills in the missing moments, the possible conversations, unknown perspectives, and untold events of the past, all of which are interwoven skillfully and smoothly with actual quotes from sacred texts.
When his body is taken from the tomb by members of the Sanhedrin (the Jewish council), Sinoué depicts them realizing he’s still alive and imprisoning him in a small, stifling room with no contact with the outside world. Jesus decides to write the story of his life so others will remember his doctrine. Extracts from this diary appear throughout the book.