Self-Published Saturday is my effort to help self-published/indie authors. These authors have to do it all, from editing to cover design to marketing. If I can help even a little bit with the marketing, I’m happy to do it. Below is my review of The Modern Christ by Dan Hambright. It’s a modern take on the story of Jesus.
The Modern Christ is the story of Jesus, but set in modern times. Imagine if Jesus was born to Mary in our time, and then imagine it’s set in America. In this retelling of the story of Christ, Jesus is born to Mary in the 1980s in a car dealership in Bethlehem, PA. It is the exact story of Jesus with a modern twist, but contains the same message of a virgin birth, the Son of God, and His sacrifice.
One thing that was important to me about this book was that the basic story of Christ was not changed. The people around him didn’t change either. Mary, Joseph, the apostles, John the Baptist, and even a couple of presidents with the last name of Herod are all in the book. It’s wild to see Jesus with a cell phone and riding in cars, but the heart of the story is still there. It’s proof you can put Jesus in any time and the result will be the same. He will serve as a sacrifice for the sins of the world. I think it’s a unique perspective that could make Him seem more relatable to the people of today. After all in His day, He was modern. This is a thought-provoking take on the story of Jesus. The story of Christ is always going to get five stars from me. Highly recommend.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dan Hambright believes the best books are the ones that stay with you long after you’ve turned the final page, and as an author, he strives to influence his readers in the same way with each of his novels. When he’s not writing, you can find him hiking through the state parks of Oklahoma, playing sports with his son, having deep, philosophical conversations with his daughter, or spending time with his beautiful and amazing wife. He lives in Yukon, Oklahoma with his wife and two children.
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