The Bronze Bow

The Bronze Bow

Book - 1961
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In this Newbery Medal-winning novel, Daniel bar Jamin is fired by only one passion: to avenge his father's death by crucifixion by driving the Roman legions from his land of Israel. He joins an outlaw band and leads a dangerous life of spying, plotting, and impatiently waiting to seek revenge. Headstrong Daniel is devoid of tenderness and forgiveness, heading down a destructive path toward disaster until he hears the lessons taught by Jesus of Nazareth. With a brand new cover, young readerswon't be able to pass up this timeless tale.
Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1961
ISBN: 9780395877692
Branch Call Number: J SPE
Characteristics: 254 P


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May 01, 2016

This is a beautiful story, full of vivid characters, suspenseful plots, and realistic historical events. Daniel bar Jamin, a Jew living in the time of Christ, vows revenge when his father is killed by the Romans. He lives with a group of bandits, cares for his demon-possessed sister, and leads a band of boys sworn to fight, always ready for the long-awaited Savior to come destroy the Romans. He cannot accept that maybe hatred and destruction are not the answer. Daniel must learn how to love instead of hate. Even to love the Romans.

Mar 29, 2016

This is a great book for anyone to read. It is a gripping story and fascinating to listen to. Plus, how the story intervene with the story's and people of Jesus' life is truly what make this book interesting. This book deals with what people thought about Jesus at that time and the author has implied these truths into the story very well.

Feb 22, 2016

This book is a must read for kids and adults alike. it is now my favorite fictional book I have ever read in my life! the story is amazing and beautifully written. the characters are vividly real and remarkable! it seems like you are really there with the people in the story! I had never read a fictional book during the time of Jesus, but now that I have read this book, I would rate it 5 stars. the only part I didn't like is the end, because it just makes you hungry for MORE! books this great need a sequel. too bad there isn't a sequel for The Bronze Bow. :(

Apr 29, 2014

A life-changing look at Jesus through the cultural context of his day. Childrens lit, but a must-read for adults! I loved this and have recommended it to many others.

Jul 19, 2013

A classic! As a Christian and enthusiast of world religions, I loved seeing Christ through the eyes of the Jewish people of his time, especially the youth. An excellent read!

Jun 07, 2013

[he trains my arms for war, so I can bend a bow of bronze]

Oct 03, 2011

WOW!!! This is a good book

Jul 05, 2011

Highly recommended, this book looks to be another boring, historical story abot Jesus. In reality, it is almost like Ben Hur in the way the brief conversations with Jesus Himself make the Gospels come alive. Even if you don't like h.f., you'll love this!

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Feb 27, 2016

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Mar 22, 2015

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Nov 26, 2012

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May 01, 2016

"God is my strong refuge, and has made my way safe.
He made my feet like hinds' feet, and set me secure on the heights.
He trains my hands for war, so that my arms can bend a bow of bronze."

Feb 22, 2016

"He trains my arms for war, so I can bend a bow of bronze"


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