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No box. Three hardcover books with dustjackets. Published in 2000, 2001 and 2002.


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No box. Three hardcover books with dustjackets. Published in 2000, 2001 and 2002.

30 review for The Kingdom and the Crown Trilogy: Set Vols. 1-3 - Fishers of Men/Come Unto Me/Behold the Man

  1. 4 out of 5

    Megan

    Highly recommend. I was hesitant to start this series, but it came so highly recommended that I decided to give it a shot. Reading this in conjunction with a study of the New Testament has been a fantastic combo. The way the scriptural accounts were portrayed in this trilogy really helped me see the life of the Savior, as well as the lives of his followers, in a new and clearer light. Would definitely recommend to any Christian.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Sarah

    These books were a change from what I normally read. Usually I steer clear of LDS Fiction but I was desperate to read something. This book actually suprised me. I really enjoyed it. Gerald Lund seamlessly wove the lives of fictional characters around what we know of the life of Jesus Christ. I was most intrigued by the the ficitonal characters and was disappointed when they became very minor characters in the third book (eventhough I knew that was the way the series would go).

  3. 5 out of 5

    Louise Hartvigsen

    I originally read this series when it was first published and recently read it again. I have read most of Gerald Lund's historical fiction. He is a talented author, blending historical figures and events with fictional ones to tell a story. I really liked the fictional characters in this series. Much like those from the Work and the Glory series, I came to care for them (although I wonder if real people would really talk like Lund's historical characters do.) At times it feels like Lund is tryin I originally read this series when it was first published and recently read it again. I have read most of Gerald Lund's historical fiction. He is a talented author, blending historical figures and events with fictional ones to tell a story. I really liked the fictional characters in this series. Much like those from the Work and the Glory series, I came to care for them (although I wonder if real people would really talk like Lund's historical characters do.) At times it feels like Lund is trying too hard to teach his audience about the times he is portraying. But that's a minor complaint. I always learn a lot when I read his books and he's a very good story teller. I liked the timing for me this time, just before the Christmas season and the #lighttheworld campaign of the LDS church. But it's always a good time to think about Jesus' life and teachings and how we should be following his example.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Abby

    I went to an Enrichment night several years ago where we were sharing good books to read with each other. (There is a story about this night in my review of Jean Auel's "Clan of the Cave Bear".) I wrote down a bunch of books that I wanted to read on a little scrap of paper, and then that paper has floated around my house ever since. Most recently I found it in my spare bedroom, my car, then my jeans pocket, then the clean laundry basket. I finally decided to sit down and add them to my list here I went to an Enrichment night several years ago where we were sharing good books to read with each other. (There is a story about this night in my review of Jean Auel's "Clan of the Cave Bear".) I wrote down a bunch of books that I wanted to read on a little scrap of paper, and then that paper has floated around my house ever since. Most recently I found it in my spare bedroom, my car, then my jeans pocket, then the clean laundry basket. I finally decided to sit down and add them to my list here on goodreads.com. However, I suddenly have lost the slip of paper that has been everywhere for years. Seriously, this is why I like this website a lot more than my old system of book filing. There were some other books on that slip of paper. Maybe I wasn't meant to read them because I can't remember what they were.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Barbara

    This is a beautifully written series. It concerns the life of Christ, particularly the years of his earthly ministry. These books are well researched to help readers understand the culture and political atmosphere of the time. At the end of each chapter are chapter notes to clarify, expound, and cite references for the things that occur in the chapter. An important aspect of this book is that the author does not put words into Christ's mouth. When Christ speaks, the author uses quotes from script This is a beautifully written series. It concerns the life of Christ, particularly the years of his earthly ministry. These books are well researched to help readers understand the culture and political atmosphere of the time. At the end of each chapter are chapter notes to clarify, expound, and cite references for the things that occur in the chapter. An important aspect of this book is that the author does not put words into Christ's mouth. When Christ speaks, the author uses quotes from scripture or else Christ is saying inconsequential things like greeting someone. I thought this book was handled in a very dignified manner befitting the subject matter. It involves characters from different walks of life and personal circumstances so that the reader can see the reactions to Christ from many points of view.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Bonnie

    I had a hard time deciding whether to give this book (or I guess books) four or five stars. The story, although based on a familiar one to Christians, certainly kept my interest throughout. Mr. Lund is skillful in using what the Bible records Jesus as saying rather than having him say fiction the author makes up. What I especially liked in this series is the way it makes the miracles very real in a way I'd never really visualized them before. The fictional characters' story is also interesting. I had a hard time deciding whether to give this book (or I guess books) four or five stars. The story, although based on a familiar one to Christians, certainly kept my interest throughout. Mr. Lund is skillful in using what the Bible records Jesus as saying rather than having him say fiction the author makes up. What I especially liked in this series is the way it makes the miracles very real in a way I'd never really visualized them before. The fictional characters' story is also interesting. I liked the way that the Roman characters are handled. These are men who (except for one centurion) could have been portrayed as villains, but instead are portrayed as ordinary human beings acting according to their beliefs.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Susan

    I absolutely love this series! I love it because helps me understand the Savior better. Even though it is fictional, all of the Savior's words are not altered from the scriptural account. It helped me to understand how people came to know Him, or not, during His time on earth because of their faith, or lack thereof. This book, number 3 in the series, chronicles the events of the crucifiction so I could understand exactly how that happened. It becomes much more real. Partaking the sacrament was e I absolutely love this series! I love it because helps me understand the Savior better. Even though it is fictional, all of the Savior's words are not altered from the scriptural account. It helped me to understand how people came to know Him, or not, during His time on earth because of their faith, or lack thereof. This book, number 3 in the series, chronicles the events of the crucifiction so I could understand exactly how that happened. It becomes much more real. Partaking the sacrament was especially neat during and after reading these books.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Susan Gongos

    I now have read two of the three volumes. As a Biblical history buff the brilliance of the author in putting the reader in the 1st century with all the political intrigue and power struggles along with the mores and familial relationship quagmire allows the reader to better discern the unwritten meanings of the Biblical writings. I can't wait to finish behold the Man, the third of the three. I strongly recommend the series to anyone who desires to understand better the times of Jesus in the 1st I now have read two of the three volumes. As a Biblical history buff the brilliance of the author in putting the reader in the 1st century with all the political intrigue and power struggles along with the mores and familial relationship quagmire allows the reader to better discern the unwritten meanings of the Biblical writings. I can't wait to finish behold the Man, the third of the three. I strongly recommend the series to anyone who desires to understand better the times of Jesus in the 1st century Jerusalem

  9. 4 out of 5

    Kelli

    I enjoyed these books as a possible portrayal of what it might have been like to know Jesus Christ during his ministry. I liked the parts where the fictional characters discussed and talked about what they thought his parables meant. I felt like the series ended too abruptly. There was so much plot built around the fictional characters that was completely left unfinished in the end. I would have liked a better ending for all of the characters overall. The writing style was not my favorite, but I I enjoyed these books as a possible portrayal of what it might have been like to know Jesus Christ during his ministry. I liked the parts where the fictional characters discussed and talked about what they thought his parables meant. I felt like the series ended too abruptly. There was so much plot built around the fictional characters that was completely left unfinished in the end. I would have liked a better ending for all of the characters overall. The writing style was not my favorite, but I would recommend these books.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Karen Webb

    This is another fabulous series from the Author where he takes us back to the days of Christ and introduces us to fictional characters whose lifes are changed by the life of the Saviour, and also gives knowledge and understanding of the factual characters, events and traditions of the time of Jesus. I've gained a better understanding of the culture, traditons and laws of the Jewish people, I've also found a deeper appreciation for the Saviour and what he did for us. This is another fabulous series from the Author where he takes us back to the days of Christ and introduces us to fictional characters whose lifes are changed by the life of the Saviour, and also gives knowledge and understanding of the factual characters, events and traditions of the time of Jesus. I've gained a better understanding of the culture, traditons and laws of the Jewish people, I've also found a deeper appreciation for the Saviour and what he did for us.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Monica

    I surprised myself and loved it. Never got into The Work and the Glory series, but this book helped me appreciate my understanding of the New Testament and made the Savior and his life so much more real to me. I loved looking at Christ's life through the eyes of a "real" (fictional!) family. The notes in the book, which are historical and based on impeccable research by Lund, are wonderful, and if nothing else, make the book worth the read. I surprised myself and loved it. Never got into The Work and the Glory series, but this book helped me appreciate my understanding of the New Testament and made the Savior and his life so much more real to me. I loved looking at Christ's life through the eyes of a "real" (fictional!) family. The notes in the book, which are historical and based on impeccable research by Lund, are wonderful, and if nothing else, make the book worth the read.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Heather Hardy

    This was an incredible series! They are historical fiction novels that helped me better understand the people, culture, and geography of Israel and the surrounding areas during the time of Christ's ministry on the earth. The author did an amazing job citing his sources and gives maps in each of the books to give an actual visual of the area. These books helped me strengthen my testimony and learn so much about the history and people of those times. This was an incredible series! They are historical fiction novels that helped me better understand the people, culture, and geography of Israel and the surrounding areas during the time of Christ's ministry on the earth. The author did an amazing job citing his sources and gives maps in each of the books to give an actual visual of the area. These books helped me strengthen my testimony and learn so much about the history and people of those times.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Crystal

    I re read these recently. They are so amazing! If you haven't read them before or it has been a while I suggest picking them up. This time when I finished it seemed that the series wasn't complete. Sort of like Bro. Lund had another book in mind and didn't wrap things up. If I remember right he was called to be a general authority and so stopped the series. I wish he would go back and finish... I re read these recently. They are so amazing! If you haven't read them before or it has been a while I suggest picking them up. This time when I finished it seemed that the series wasn't complete. Sort of like Bro. Lund had another book in mind and didn't wrap things up. If I remember right he was called to be a general authority and so stopped the series. I wish he would go back and finish...

  14. 5 out of 5

    Sarah

    Read this book with a box of kleenex! The exciting conclusion to the trilogy is so powerfully written. The death of the Savior draws a flood of tears every time I read it. I feel like I'm right there experiencing the whole thing. I always walk away from this series feeling much closer to the Spirit and like I have a deeper understand of what that time period was like. Read this book with a box of kleenex! The exciting conclusion to the trilogy is so powerfully written. The death of the Savior draws a flood of tears every time I read it. I feel like I'm right there experiencing the whole thing. I always walk away from this series feeling much closer to the Spirit and like I have a deeper understand of what that time period was like.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Camille

    Another excellent series by a LDS author Gerald Lund. This series is about the life and times of Jesus Christ and the people who choose to follow Him as well as those who don't. It held my attention throughout and it was interesting to learn more about the Holy Land as well as that period of time when Jesus walked the earth. Another excellent series by a LDS author Gerald Lund. This series is about the life and times of Jesus Christ and the people who choose to follow Him as well as those who don't. It held my attention throughout and it was interesting to learn more about the Holy Land as well as that period of time when Jesus walked the earth.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Debby

    This was an awesome series. I love Gerald Lund and the way he writes historical novels. In these books he brings you to Jerusalem. You learn so much about the Jewish culture and what life was like when Jesus walked the earth. You get a feel for what people must have felt around our Savior and you understand why it was so hard for some to make the choice to follow Him.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Tanya

    I loved reading these three books I have read them twice now and will again I am sure. Not only is the story intriguing but I loved how my knowledge of the people and cultures of the time of Christ was expanded and helped in my understanding of all that transpired then. I cannot read anything about my Savior without feeling a renewed testimony of him and His mission.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Katie

    For any Christian who would like to become more familiar with the life of Christ, this is a great series. I learned so much more about the miracles, parables and teachings of Christ. This is a fictional story, much like The Work and the Glory, but involes a family living among the disciples of Christ and even Jesus of Nazareth himself.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Amanda Kaye

    It was great to find out more about this time period, the tention between the Jews and Romans, and a beautiful story of a family that comes together and recognizes the truth that Christ is the son of God. I have enjoyed this series as well from Gerald N. Lund. It's not my MOST favorite of his books, but still worth reading. It was great to find out more about this time period, the tention between the Jews and Romans, and a beautiful story of a family that comes together and recognizes the truth that Christ is the son of God. I have enjoyed this series as well from Gerald N. Lund. It's not my MOST favorite of his books, but still worth reading.

  20. 4 out of 5

    James Christensen

    I love his writing and the insights into Jesus in the context of day-to-day life. Lot of gospel teachings explained.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Laurel

    Read the series twice, will be reading again. Historical fiction does what history class never did- it brings the past to life and sets me right in the middle of it.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Veronica

    Please read this series. Absolutely amazing!

  23. 4 out of 5

    Sharleen

    I loved this series! It gave me a real sense of what it might have been like to live during Christ's ministry and the characters were so interesting to follow. I loved this series! It gave me a real sense of what it might have been like to live during Christ's ministry and the characters were so interesting to follow.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Colette Carmona

    Great Series!!

  25. 4 out of 5

    Joanne Allen

    Rating I debated on what rating to give this book because as a novel it wasn't completely captivating, but I still loved the picture it painted of the times Jesus lives in. It gives my mind yet another very good frame of reference to place Jesus in and that is greatly appreciated. I don't mean to imply that I didn't like the story, because I did. It just didn't touch my heart the way I wanted it to. I wanted to give this book 5 stars based on the subject matter and the valuable framework it give Rating I debated on what rating to give this book because as a novel it wasn't completely captivating, but I still loved the picture it painted of the times Jesus lives in. It gives my mind yet another very good frame of reference to place Jesus in and that is greatly appreciated. I don't mean to imply that I didn't like the story, because I did. It just didn't touch my heart the way I wanted it to. I wanted to give this book 5 stars based on the subject matter and the valuable framework it gives me. I want to give it 3 because of the writing annoyances that I will give below. In the end I say if you have any interest in the life of Jesus I highly recommend this series. Detail This book must have taken an incredible amount of time and research to write, and the skill of the author is clear in weaving his characters into history. The portrayal of Jesus was done beautifully, I was never offended or irritated with the way he was written in the story. I liked the fictional characters. I never lost interest in them. There were only a few times when the attention to detail detracted from the story. The comments and references at the end of each chapter were invaluable. Because I read this whole series back to back, some things were irritatingly repetitive such as the wedding descriptions (two separate events, plus a parable of Jesus) and details of a standard Passover were given twice. Once would have been enough to then later show how Jesus changed it at the last supper. The beginning of the last book was slow. I was bored and that detracted from the impact the final chapters could have had on me. Instead of being immersed I was ready to be done. The over use of phrases such as "his head came up" or "her head came around" nagged at me even though I tried not to let that bother me. Using a scripture as the last few lines of the book was beautiful and poetic. Perfect.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Yeshua

    Set in the bacdrop of Judeaan and Roman history; two lovers come to grips with their "New Faith" in a Radical Rabbi, "Jesus of Nazareth". Mordechai ben Uzziel is one of the richest and most powerful men in Jerusalem. An aristocratic Sadducee and member of the Great Council there, he is anxious to make accommodation with Rome in order to maintain peace and protect the base of power he and the other Jewish leaders hold. His eighteen-year-old daughter, Miriam, is pampered, coddled, and accustomed to Set in the bacdrop of Judeaan and Roman history; two lovers come to grips with their "New Faith" in a Radical Rabbi, "Jesus of Nazareth". Mordechai ben Uzziel is one of the richest and most powerful men in Jerusalem. An aristocratic Sadducee and member of the Great Council there, he is anxious to make accommodation with Rome in order to maintain peace and protect the base of power he and the other Jewish leaders hold. His eighteen-year-old daughter, Miriam, is pampered, coddled, and accustomed to a life of comfort and luxury. But she is also filled with a strange sense of unrest. She sees that her father’s religion consists mostly of outward trappings, and she searches for deeper meaning in life. On a trip to the Galilee, she and her father are rescued from the hands of a vicious bandit, Moshe Ya’abin, by Simeon and his band of Zealots. Though Miriam feels a great sense of obligation to Simeon for this, her father does not. Because the Zealots threaten war with Rome, Mordechai sets up an intricate plot with Pontius Pilate, the Roman governor of Judea, to draw the Zealots into a trap.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Clint

    Gerald Lund isn't a masterful writer but his excellent and extensive knowledge of the New Testament paired with his basically good writing makes this series an enjoyable read. The greatest value in these books are how they allow you to experience the events in the New Testament through the eyewitness account of a fictional family. Obviously some artistic license is taken when historical characters interact with fictional characters, but I think Mr. Lund did a great job of staying true to charact Gerald Lund isn't a masterful writer but his excellent and extensive knowledge of the New Testament paired with his basically good writing makes this series an enjoyable read. The greatest value in these books are how they allow you to experience the events in the New Testament through the eyewitness account of a fictional family. Obviously some artistic license is taken when historical characters interact with fictional characters, but I think Mr. Lund did a great job of staying true to character in those cases.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Monica

    This is such a great series. I LOVED learning about the life and times and culture of Judea during Jesus' lifetime. It helps you understand so many things about the New Testament, like, who are the Pharisees and Sadducees, what the different cities are like and what it's like to live and travel between these cities. I only gave it 3 stars because in this first book, the author uses mostly dialog to describe details of the culture, which ends up sounding like awkward and boring dialog. The books This is such a great series. I LOVED learning about the life and times and culture of Judea during Jesus' lifetime. It helps you understand so many things about the New Testament, like, who are the Pharisees and Sadducees, what the different cities are like and what it's like to live and travel between these cities. I only gave it 3 stars because in this first book, the author uses mostly dialog to describe details of the culture, which ends up sounding like awkward and boring dialog. The books get successively better, though, and the third one is very well done.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Cynthia

    I had a hard time with this series. I thought the writing was good, but I was uncomfortable with making Jesus a character in a novel. He's just too sacred. I appreciated the care the author took in keeping to the scriptures as much as possible, but I couldn't get past my discomfort of the Savior in a novel, and I didn't think the plotline was strong enough to offset my discomfort. My favorite of the three was the first book, though. I had a hard time with this series. I thought the writing was good, but I was uncomfortable with making Jesus a character in a novel. He's just too sacred. I appreciated the care the author took in keeping to the scriptures as much as possible, but I couldn't get past my discomfort of the Savior in a novel, and I didn't think the plotline was strong enough to offset my discomfort. My favorite of the three was the first book, though.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Julie Seamons

    I had a hard time with this story line because I think I have already made my own image in my mind of what Christ would say and do. I had a hard time getting into a story that was in the scriptures. I had this problem also with the book Sarah. It didn't fit in my mind of the way things might have been. I did enjoy the Work and the Glory Series mainly because there was more history to back up the story. I had a hard time with this story line because I think I have already made my own image in my mind of what Christ would say and do. I had a hard time getting into a story that was in the scriptures. I had this problem also with the book Sarah. It didn't fit in my mind of the way things might have been. I did enjoy the Work and the Glory Series mainly because there was more history to back up the story.

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