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Tell Me the Story

The Carpenter

Alex MacDonald
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Alex retells these eye–witness stories of Jesus. These people tell their stories as eye witnesses of those who were actually there. They are:

Mary, mother of Jesus, Gaius Maximus, centurion, Joanna’s story of John The Baptist, woman at the well, Simon the Pharisee, Gadarene Demoniac, Jairus, Simon Peter, Rich ruler, Bartimaeus & Zacchaeus, John and Marcellus a Roman officer.

Using Biblical, contemporary and background data, Alex MacDonald skilfully tells the stories of those who were with Jesus at key points in his life.

It unfolds as if you were on the spot looking on. The stories are based on factual evidence of what really happened. This book will capture your imagination causing you to ask “What would my reaction have been if I had been there?” or “Was this really what happened”?

Alex MacDonald

About Alex MacDonald

Alex MacDonald is the minister of Buccleuch & Greyfriars Free Church of Scotland, Edinburgh. He is married to Evelyn and they have four Children, Katharine, Douglas, Alison and Robert.


  • Author: Alex MacDonald
  • Release Date: November 2007
  • Pages: 144
  • Format: Trade paperback
  • Dimensions: 198 x 130
  • ISBN: 9781845502850
  • Imprint: Christian Focus
  • Category: History & Biography > Biography > Biography & Autobiography


"The author, minister of Buccleuch and Greyfriars Free Church in Edinburgh and a former Editor of the Free Church Monthly Record, has skilfully brought together a collection of first-person narratives written through the eyes of those who knew Jesus. Using biblical references and other background resources, MacDonald offers responses to the question: 'do you know Jesus' through the eyes of those who knew him, from his mother Mary, to Simon Peter, the Apostle John and Zacchaeus, the tax collector. Written in a lively and original style, each chapter can be enjoyed individually or as part of a wider study of the lives of those who knew Jesus. Written in a lively and original style, each chapter can be enjoyed individually or as part of a wider study of the lives of those who knew Jesus."

Life & Work, Church of Scotland Magazine

Should the Gospel be made available only in erudite
style? Or, can the simple power of narrative also serve
the Evangel in the lives of young and old? In his new
book Tell me the Story, Alex MacDonald retells the
ancient tale of Jesus in the contemporary tongue of
narrative account. With delightful turn of phrase and
surprising perspective, we are invited to hear afresh the
storyline of the Gospel message. A faithful preacher
with an eye towards making the Good News intelligible
to everyman, Alex MacDonald warms our hearts with
his fusion of timeless truth through vibrant imagination.
These dozen eyewitness accounts of Bible figures and
their companions will stir your heart to treasure again
the old, old story of Jesus and His love!

W. Duncan Rankin, Senior Minister, Covenant Presbyterian Church Oakridge, Tennessee
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