The Friends of Jesus

The Friends of Jesus Review

America’s favorite inspirational novelist and #1 New York Times bestselling author offers a richly told tale about six of Jesus’ closest friends and companions, bringing biblical truths to life in this captivating continuation of her Life-Changing Bible Study series.

In our everyday lives, friends are the people whom we spend the most time with, go through struggles with at times, and who know us best. Each of Jesus’ friends—Peter, John, Matthew, Judas, Mary Magdalene, and Lazarus—traveled with Jesus and were part of His daily ministry, and each has a compelling story to tell. There were some who would question or doubt Him…and one would even betray Him. Kingsbury brings these fascinating personalities to life in ways that will not only help bring you closer to the truths found in Scripture, but also to Christ.

By combining valuable, instructive Bible study with compelling, insightful character sketches of Jesus’ companions, Kingsbury provides you with a deeper understanding of the scriptural teachings featuring these fascinating people. Emotionally powerful, thought-provoking, and soulful, The Friends of Jesus will help you to appreciate the Bible and understand how it applies to your relationships with the most important people in your life.

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  • Sarita

    I enjoyed how each story followed each other with regards to the timeline of Jesus' ministry on earth and how it impacted each and everyone individually.I've read the Afrikaans translation and it was ...

  • Lizzy Bueckert

    I loved this book! Fiction yes but a great description of who Jesus was as a friend. ...

  • Eileen

    This was a great inspirational story of 6 of Jesus's closest friends. This cast of character's traveled with Jesus and assisted him with his daily ministry. Learning more about his friends helped me t...

  • Kara Gruber

    Great book!! I love how Karen makes the Bible characters I read so much about growing up, more relatable and personable. Made me feel like I was actually there seeing and feeling everything. ...

  • Kathleen (Kat) Smith

    Six very different people. Yet all had an encounter with one man who would change their lives forever. They would be the same in some aspects but vastly different because of that one encounter and in ...

  • Jennifer

    The Friends of Jesus is the follow up to Kingsbury’s The Family of Jesus and is book 2 in the Life-Changing Bible Study series.The Friends of Jesus takes a deeper look into the friendships Simon the...

  • J

    Every summer my church's Ladies Bible Study group becomes the Ladies Book Club. We chose this for our summer read. Although I didn't find the chapters (only six) that long, the others in our group did...

  • Jara

    It's weird how Karen writes these stories without considering all of the Gospels. For example, she writes Jairus as "the two-faced" Pharisee frenemy of Simon the Leper and schemer to murder Jesus, but...

  • Jeanie

    The Friends of Jesus are those that walked with him during his 3 year ministry. Simon the Pharisee who saw his need for a Savior that was different from whom he thought the Messiah should be. Mary and...

  • Chastity Ray

    I've struggled with what to say about this book. First of all, I enjoyed the book immensely and will be sharing it with my bible study group this week. Second, I think if you read this book it will he...