Virgin of Nazareth

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Xulon Press, 2010 - 436 pages
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Virgin of Nazareth conversationally describes Jewish and Chaldean wise men's customs and struggles of Mary and Joseph. Doubts of Jesus' Messiahship plagued relatives and others until brutal, illegal trials and his resurrection prove He is not just a great prophet but Christ their Savior."I have been greatly blessed by reading the Virgin of Nazareth. It means more to me because I have known the author for many years and understand the desire of his heart to magnify the Lord.The reader must understand that this is a novel and not the Word of God. However, much Scripture is utilized in the story and must be recognized as the Word of God when it is used.Much of that brought out in the story is what I have preached in my own ministry, such as the stigma that Joseph and Mary must have endured. It is alluded to in the Scripture (John 8:41).Clarence has taught the Word for many years and quite obviously has a good knowledge of Jewish customs which is used throughout the story.His use of modern vernacular is amusing and refreshing, and I am sure will enhance the interest of many readers.I believe God will bless and use this work in the lives of many."Rev. Lyle DeFordPerry, IowaEighty-three year old Clarence E. Stalcup, previously author of Frontiers Calling, an Iowa farm boy during the Great Depression, had devout parents and became a Christian at age nine. After army and farming, he was a counselor in group homes for mentally challenged men and delinquent youths.He was deacon, Sunday School superintendent, and he and his wife taught church youth or children for over half a century. Their spiritual example is reflected in six children, thirty grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
 

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Contents

Preface
ix
Principal Characters
xi
Section One The Virgin
13
Mara
15
Motherless Love
19
Marys Top
26
Bar Mitzvah
33
Betrothal Conflicts
38
Section Two The Sons
219
Little Brother Simon
221
Ministry Begins
226
Nicodemus
234
Samaritan Woman
239
First Galilean Tour
244
Crowds And Miracles
253
Parables And Miracles
263

Marias Betrothal
45
Confusion
52
Marias Wedding
56
Growing Pains
60
Jacobs Tirade
68
Mary Matures
72
Bridal Bargain
82
Marys Betrothal
88
Annunciation
96
Visiting Elizabeth
103
Reproached
114
Reconciliation
121
Road To Bethlehem
127
Unto Us A Son
137
Wise Mens Background
150
Wise Men Perplexed
162
Wise Mens Journey
171
Exiles
180
Called From Egypt
191
Back to Nazareth
197
Lost At Passover
207
My Fathers Business
214
Trouble At Festival
270
Pharisees Investigate
277
Death Foretold
282
The Last Year
289
Festivals
296
The Last Weeks
308
Triumphal Entry
317
Magnificent Temple
328
Last Passover 336
336
The Lords Table
344
Deeds Of Darkness
352
Unjust Trials
363
Calvary Road
376
Crucifixion
383
It Is Finished
391
Burial
398
Resurrection
408
Truth Believed
416
Ascension
423
Epilogue
433
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