The question of just how human Jesus Christ was is explored in a new book written by a member of the clergy who resides in Davenport.
Christopher Epting, retired bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Iowa, also considers some other intriguing questions as he uses factual events and a bit of his imagination in "John Mark: A Gospel Novel."
The book is the story of the man who wrote the Gospel of Mark in the New Testament. Epting wrote the novel, he said, with the aim of making the Bible more accessible to readers.
"The Bible is like a foreign world to many people," said Epting, who served as bishop from 1988 to 2001. "This book is for seekers and also for people who are just interested. It can be read as a story in the eyes of faith or as a work of good literature."
Epting was inspired to write a book after he took a 1995-96 sabbatical to the Middle East, including travels through Israel and Egypt.
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