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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


"In this book Alex MacDonald retells the story of 12 people who were eyewitnesses to the life of Jesus. The style of the book is compelling and biblical and background material is helpful. The author is an engaging storyteller and manages to captivate heart, mind and imagination of the reader. The book is an easy read...I would certainly give this book to an unbeliever to whet their appetite for the gospel"

Evangelicals Now

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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