What Did Jesus DO All Day?

Discovering the Teen Jesus

Felicia Silcox

Apr/2013, 144 Pages, Paperback, 6 x 9

ISBN-13: 9780819227935



What Did Jesus Do All Day? bridges two worlds—the one we know today and the one Jesus knew in the Holy Land under Roman rule.

Archaeological discoveries, historical writings, and early-Jewish studies continue to uncover what everyday life was like back then. Surprisingly, as the distant past comes into sharper focus, similarities emerge that are far beyond sharing basic needs like food, drink, sleep, companionship and housing. Like us, Jesus’ contemporaries worked and studied hard, worshipped in community, and observed holidays with family and friends. Like us, they struggled with temptation and sin, failure and loss, political upheaval and war, betrayal and violence, sickness and death. Somehow, the closer we look into Jesus’ world, the more familiar it feels—and the more his words ring true.

Questions for discussion after each chapter.

Felicia Silcox is a former elementary and junior high teacher with nine years of church-related teaching experience in parish high school Confirmation-preparation classes. She has also worked as a production editor for Prentice-Hall Learning Systems and is currently a freelance writer with over 85 published stories and articles. She lives in California.

"This book is an excellent resource for anyone leading a class on the lives of people in Jesus' time as well as an interesting read for anyone who is curious about the life and times of Jesus as a youth. I think all of us 'church geeks' are interested in this period of Jesus' life about which we know so little."—Debbi Rodahaffer, Director of Christian Education, St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, Louisville, Kentucky

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