Welcome to Harry Freedman Books. On these pages you can find details of all the e-books that I have published, and information on what else is to come.
My books fall into three categories. There's the Yavneh Trilogy, of which, the first book, Jerusalem Imperilled, was published in November 2011. The trilogy is set in the middle of the 1st Century in the Roman province of Judea, the homeland of the Jews and birthplace of Jesus. The story is fictional but many of the characters are real.
The 1st Century was a time of tremendous political, cultural and religious upheaval in the Middle East, we still feel the effect of its events today. The destruction of the Jewish Temple by the Romans forced Judaism to reinvent itself and had a direct impact on the evolution of the new Christian faith. It was a tumultuous century, marked by extreme violence and profound intellectualism. It is when the seeds of Western civilisation were sown. For better or worse.
I also write factual books about this period. The Gospels' Veiled Agenda looks at the authorship of the Gospels. The writers were Jews, they were steeped in their native culture and the best way to understand their works is to approach them in context. When we do, we discover all sorts of hidden ideas and motifs in the Gospels. Including the identity of the Holy Grail!
Then there are my contemporary novels which will be available on Amazon shortly. Chutzpah's is the story of a restaurant owner in an previous recession. His business is going bust, his marriage is in crisis and he is struggling to come to terms with a mid life identity crisis. We've all been there (unless we're too young)!
The other contemporary novel that I will be publishing shortly is The Raven, a cabbalistic mystery set in the early 1970s. It'll entertain you, and make you think!
You will find links to my published books on the right hand side. You can download samples and purchase copies from each book’s page. If you like them please write a review on Amazon, and anywhere else you can. Independent authors like me need as many reviews as possible so as to get noticed. Please also take a look at my blog, and let my readers have your comments.
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