A young Jewish rebel is filled with hatred for the Romans and a desire to avenge his parents' deaths until Jesus teaches him love and understanding of others.
Daniel bar Jamin, 18, is determined to help his countrymen drive the Romans out of Israel. He feels it is his patriotic duty to do this, but he is also seeking revenge for the death of his parents. Thinking only of his goal, Daniel ignores his sister's worsening mental illness and the tenderness offered by his friends. Will a Rabbi named Jesus be able to help Daniel learn a different lesson--one that does not include hatred and violence? Winner of the 1962 Newbery Medal.
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Subgenre: People + Places / Middle East, Historical / Prehistory, Religious / Christian