Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Blog tour: ‘We Three Kings’ by John Pontius
When the signs of the Savior’s birth appear, Nephi witnesses another miracle—the Liahona starts working again after 600 years of being idle! Determined to find and worship the King of kings, Nephi takes his brother Timothy and skeptic Cephus on a journey across the ocean that ultimately changes their lives—and the course of history—as they become the legendary Three Wise Men.
Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: Bonneville Books (September 9, 2014)
About the author:
John Pontius was born on May 12, 1952 in Moscow, Idaho to wonderful parents, Robert V. and Ann Pontius. He passed on peacefully in his home on December 10, 2012, after a lifetime of service to the Lord Jesus Christ. John had the sweet and humbling gift of writing with the pen of angels. The Lord gave him an ability uniquely his to express the gospel of Jesus Christ in a simple yet magnificently beautiful way. Throughout his life, he has touched many thousands of lives through his published books and firesides. John’s passions also included music, playing piano and organ masterfully since a young boy, oil painting, woodworking, conducting choral and orchestra (his favorite being the Mat-Su Alaska Community Messiah, which he did for many years), Christmas, and anything that captivated his mechanical and technical genius.
My review: We Three Kings
This is a work of fiction with some real events and people thrown in. It is a good story and makes you think about the three wise men and their journey to find the Savior. I did not want to put it down.
The main characters is the Prophet Nephi son of Nephi, his brother Timothy, & Cephus they are going on a quest to take a gift to the Christ child. Cephus is a rich lawyer and skeptic.
This does have real people from the Book of Mormon, but we don't know if they ever left and came back especially Nephi. At the back he explains who or what events were real and what he based the story on.
If you saw the star would you have taken a trip to see the baby Jesus. I want to say yes but I probably would go back and forth on my decision to cross the ocean on a boat without maps. Scary! They had the power of God to guide them though with the Liahona now it has started to work again.
I was drawn right into the story. Their is plenty of drama, faith, history and imagination in this tale. It is also a clean read.
I was given this ebook to read for the purpose of giving a honest review and be part of We Three Kings book tour.