39 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars
A stunning work - buy it!, 4 Oct. 2005
This book is excellent. No question. It provides the reader with an in depth view of what it was like living at the time of Jesus, with the community of which he was part - the Essenes. It gives us huge amounts of new information about the Essenes, who were, in effect, Jesus's support group. It also gives us new information about Joseph of Arimathea, the uncle of Jesus, whose business dealings and contacts allowed him to do so much to protect Jesus and those around him. In addition, there are many fresh and sweeet spiritual insights. And if all that is not enough, it's very well-written and easy to read.