Two thousand years ago, a body lay lifeless, tightly bound in a dark cave. It rested in this tomb for four days until a friend called the dead man from death into life. It sounds like a hoax, but it was a miracle witnessed by many people.
The man restored to life, was Lazarus of Bethany. The man who called him back was Jesus of Nazareth.
At the time of Lazarus’s rebirth, Jesus was in conflict, with the Jewish leaders of his day. The resurrection of Lazarus at the hands of Jesus made him a man, certain Jewish leaders wanted to suppress. In fact, the resurrection of Lazarus set in motion the events that would eventually lead to the Jesus’s execution.
With a second chance at life, everything changed for Lazarus. He fled to escape death and began to live a life dedicated to teaching the words of Jesus.
This is the story of two dear friends, and the lives they touched. In it we encounter historical figures, saints, soldiers, ordinary people, and miracles woven into a tale that has touched Christians for centuries. It is the fictional account of Lazarus, a man only briefly seen in the Gospel of John.