ABOUT THE BOOK
Book: The Last Disciple: Crisis in Jerusalem
Author: Kurt Brouwer
Genre: Christian Historical Fiction
Release date: November 18, 2022
He was the Beloved Disciple…
…and he would be the last.
The mantle to tell the whole story has fallen on him.
From the cross, Jesus entrusted John, the youngest disciple, with the welfare of Mary,
Jesus’s mother. Over thirty years later, as Jerusalem becomes a cauldron of explosive
tempers, he receives a calling he doesn’t want.
Will he listen and follow?
And if he does, will it be too late?
In 62 AD, the Jewish high priest executes James, the brother of
Jesus, triggering a bitter fight for power in Jerusalem that shatters the
quiet life of John. The Jewish people he loves are making dangerous choices that will
change the land of Israel forever.
Should he stay in Jerusalem and help hold off the Roman onslaught? Or is it time to
reach out to those beyond Israel’s borders?
If he chooses to leave, what will be his message to these foreign believers? What new
words of comfort could he possibly share?
Set against a backdrop of actual events, The Last Disciple: Crisis in Jerusalem is the first
novel in a new series based on the Bible and Christian history.
Follow along while John faces multiple crises and comes to understand what it is to
stand alone and lean on only the Lord.
Your heart will embrace The Last Disciple: Crisis in Jerusalem because John’s story is the
story of our hope and promise.
The Last Disciple Excerpt 1
In 85 AD, more than fifty years after the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, the Gospel of John struck the Christian world like a lightning bolt out of a clear blue sky.
At that time, few Christians even knew that one of the disciples yet lived. After all the years, decades even, a new book of the Bible came forth, written by a man who had walked with Jesus.
John the son of Zebedee followed Jesus for three years during his ministry on earth. He saw Jesus on the cross; he entered the empty tomb after Jesus rose from the grave.
But who was this man, once the youngest disciple? What had he done for over fifty years since the days of our Lord? And how had he survived all those years? How had he become the last disciple?
Jerusalem, Fall 62 AD
Rain fell gently in the courtyard. Soothed by that pleasant sound, John rolled over, snuggled deeper into his warm blankets, and drifted back to sleep.
Then shouting and pounding on the courtyard door broke the spell. John bolted up, heart pounding.
Disheveled and disoriented from his sleep, he yanked on the door, which always stuck when it rained.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Kurt is a Christian writer, living in Hawaii. A few years ago he did a study at his church
on the Apostle John. That little project got him hooked on the man who started out life
as a fisherman and then became a disciple of Christ.
The more he learned, the more he wanted to know. What did John do after the
Crucifixion? Why did he wait so long to write the Gospel of John? Where did he live for
the last 60 years of his life? This historical novel came out of the research he did to
answer those questions.
He started a blog (KurtBrouwer.com) a few years ago. On it he has written over 100
blog posts and a few Christian booklets.
Now he’s working on Book Two in this series. The Last Disciple: Escape to Antioch
takes up where Book One ends. The Last Disciple is a Christian historical novel that
introduces you to John, the last disciple of Christ.