" Joseph of Arimathea, a rich member of the Sanhedrin and a friend of Gamaliel's, turned his sad eyes toward Amon. ' Yes, I have news,' he said. ' Come, let us find some privacy.' The old Jew led Amon over to the corner of the courtyard under a roof. There, in the cool of the shade, he told Amon a chilling story."
Thirteen-year-old Amon, the son of Jotham and Tabitha, enjoys playing with his friends but is also eager to join his father in the temple court where only men are allowed. So when his father is falsely accused of a terrible crime, Amon willingly sacrifices his childhood ways in hopes of saving Jotham's life. Along the way, he sees jubilant crowds that are gathered on Palm Sunday, hears the Messiah address the angry mob, is present during the daring betrayal of Judas Iscariot, and witnesses the ultimate sacrifice made on Good Friday.
Continuing the tradition of the popular Advent books—Jotham's Journey, Bartholomew's Passage, and Tabitha's Travels—this captivating story will take you and your family through Lent with read-aloud chapters and short devotionals to help make Easter a meaningful season of reflection and worship.