If there’s anything we love more than books around here at CatholicMom.com, it’s books by our friends — and even better FREE books by our friends. That’s the case this week, when you’ll have the chance to download the 2012 Tuscany Prize for Catholic Fiction Winner The Book of Jotham by Arthur Powers. Here’s an overview:
For 23 years the completed manuscript of The Book of Jotham sat in the author’s desk drawer—typewritten—collecting dust and time. On an early autumn day in 2012, the manuscript arrived at Tuscany Press, and we discovered this compelling and moving story.
Jotham is a mentally challenged man-child who, like the other apostles, follows Jesus as Christ carries out his ministry and experiences death by crucifixion, resurrection, and ascension. Yet the other apostles—the dedicated Mary, Peter, Thomas, and the rest—while they care for Jotham and look out for him, don’t understand why Jesus loves him so. Thomas even says, after Jesus offers a parable, “I don’t see why all the pots can’t be strong and beautiful.”
Jotham may be different, but through him, we come to see Jesus and Jotham not just with our eyes, but also with our hearts.
The Book of Jotham is available free on Kindle tomorrow, March 12 and Wednesday, March 13. But why wait? The paid Kindle version is only $2.99 and I know you’ll love this terrific novella by one of my favorite Catholic fiction authors!
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Copyright 2013 Lisa M. Hendey