New Book Presents Stories of Jesus in Fresh Light

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David Gurney announces the release of his new book, ‘Just Like Us’

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The impact of Jesus ranges over the whole gamut of humanity, regardless of gender, age, character or status

David Gurney’s new book, “Just Like Us: Round the Cradle, the Cross and the Crown” (published by AuthorHouse), is a vivid snapshot of the possible reactions of no fewer than 21 characters who came into contact with Jesus of Nazareth. It ranges over a wide spectrum of individuals, from Elizabeth, the mother of John the Baptist, to Paul, Apostle to the Gentiles.

“The impact of Jesus ranges over the whole gamut of humanity, regardless of gender, age, character or status,” states Gurney, who casts familiar stories of Jesus’ life and death in a refreshingly different light.

Gurney, an accomplished musician and poet, brings unique creativity to the retelling of Biblical stories, engaging a reading audience that may not normally find themselves drawn to such work.

When asked what makes his book so different, Gurney is clear: “It goes straight to the heart of what people actually experience, and how they react to it,” he notes. “It focuses on real people and their reactions, universally experienced, as much in the 21st century as in the first.”

About the Author
David Gurney was born in Sussex and bred in Kent. Educated in the English grammar school system, he earned four degrees at the University of London; his Ph.D. is in the history of early modern English education. He is a member of Mensa and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

As well as writing, he enjoys classical music and holds a post as an organist and director of music. He has won prizes for words and music of hymns and has produced a CD of his own choral compositions. “His A Good Fight - Paul's Journal” was his first book, published in 2000 by St. Paul’s Publishing, London, and some of his poetry has been printed privately.

“Just like Us” is one of five studies he has produced of characters associated with Bible stories; he has also written a series of short studies for small groups, entitled “Would You Believe It?,” a simple attempt to present Christian theology in terms appropriate to 21st century thought.

AuthorHouse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is a leading provider of book publishing, marketing, and bookselling services for authors around the globe and offers the industry’s only suite of Hollywood book-to-film services. Committed to providing the highest level of customer service, AuthorHouse assigns each author personal publishing and marketing consultants who provide guidance throughout the process. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, AuthorHouse celebrated 15 years of service to authors in Sept. 2011.For more information or to publish a book visit or call 1-888-519-5121. For the latest, follow @authorhouse on Twitter.

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