©2018 by Richard A Hackett Jr.

EVERYTHING

THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE RICH YOUNG RULER

With God, all things are possible


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"Sell Everything,"


Jesus of Nazareth told the rich young man who had traveled so far to meet him.

This can't be the Messiah, Addi thought as he walked away from the encounter. The Messiah would have known of his dedication to build a deep and powerful financial kingdom right under Pilate and Herod's noses, a financial kingdom ready to equip and supply the Messiah's army when he returned. The secret organization that he was a member of just needed the Messiah to step forward, claim his kingdom, and drive out the armies of Rome as the prophecies of old had foretold. Therefore, he can't be the Messiah.

Yet Addi could not deny the miracles this Jesus had demonstrated, even driving out demons, so surely God must be with him. The man was fearless and bold when he taught the people, his message powerful and amazing, yet different from what the Pharisees and Sadducee's were teaching; a teaching that had not gone unnoticed by them.

What must I do to inherit eternal life? Addi shook his head, feeling a little confused. Of all the questions he had wanted to ask the man, that was not one of them. Or was it?

REVIEWS


Five Stars "I don`t usually review books, but this book is one of the best books I have ever read. I started this book today and have just finished it. It gave me a lot to ponder. I laughed, and cried while reading this book. It really spoke to me, and I am still thinking about the words I read. A must read!!!"

Five Stars "This is one of those books that you just can't put down. It is written in a way that tells the story of the Gospels from a viewpoint of someone who might have lived through it, who personally experienced it. It remains as true as is possible to the biblical story while using a parallel story line to help you feel the time, the loss and gain, and the love. One of the rare books that brought tears to my eyes. Great book and well worth the read."

Five Stars "Great read! I loved the rich descriptive style of writing. This book has awakened my interest in historical fiction! I couldn't help but believe that some of the conversations and interactions could have really unfolded as written. History and fiction where combined in a way that made me feel I knew many of the main characters. I especially enjoyed the historical detail concerning the Temple, the city of Jerusalem & the surrounding countryside. I also have to mention the insight into human nature was profound as many of the motives of individuals and groups popped off the pages. You will enjoy this book!"

Five Stars "This "retelling" and "enlarging" of a couple of sentences in the Bible into a whole story is amazing. There are twists and turns along the way that make it hard to put down the book. How the actual scriptures are woven in through out the story makes one see the word of God in a new light. Not only is the book entertaining - it makes you think about what it means to follow Jesus in one's own life."