Joel: A Boy of Galilee
The story of a crippled boy who must decide to either follow Christ or trust in the traditions of his times. The culture in which Joel lives is controlled by powerful persons around him, full of vengeful, bitter spirits.
Born into the tribe of Levi, Joel looks forward to serving as a priest in the temple in Jerusalem. This hope is taken from him by a bully who beats him nearly to death. When he meets the Healer of Nazareth, He learns that Jesus can indeed heal broken bones — but can He heal a bitter heart?
Also by Annie Fellows Johnston: The Three Weavers.
Joel: A Boy of Galilee was originally written in 1895.
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