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The famous “Infancy narrative” found in the Gospel of Luke is the only record from any of the four Christian gospels to describe the events surrounding Jesus’ birth and first days. The spare details of this story are well known around the world: a preternaturally bright star; expectant parents in desperate flight; a baby born in a stable and laid in a manger; a multitude of the heavenly host appearing in the sky to a gaggle of humble shepherds.
But what did these phenomena actually look like? How did it feel to see them happen?
“The Multitude,” a speculative tale based on the birth of Jesus, concerns a humble stonecutter and his tiny family, crudely exiled from Jerusalem because of their small daughter’s disabilities, who take up new lives in the hills outside of the city of Bethlehem in Judea. Reinventing themselves as shepherds, the family bands together and trusts in God. Their son, a compassionate but restless teenager, dreams of an adventurous existence in which he will restore his family from disgrace. He obeys his parents and dotes on his beloved, unusually brilliant little sister, and waits for his moment.
But then they all bear witness to a celestial event that alters the course of human history, and changes each of them individually forever….
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ALL MEN ARE BROTHERS is Jude Joseph Lovell's fourth collection of short fiction, and his most diverse yet. Readers will find themselves in a variety of unpredictable settings, looking at the world through the eyes of numerous arresting characters.
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BLUE SIX is Jude Joseph Lovell's self-published fiction debut, a unique hybrid of a novel that combines aspects of military fiction, science fiction, and literary fiction.
FOREVER VOYAGING is a unique narrative about one man's determination to understand and learn from one of America's literary masters - a startling brew of armchair criticism, literary memoir, and creative manifesto.
Jude Joseph Lovell's debut short story collection contains ten bold stories that examine the fragility of our current existence - and our faith in the one beyond.
In THE TIE GOES TO THE RUNNER, Jude Joseph Lovell recounts his struggles with depression during the global pandemic and his re-engagement with baseball, a game that brought him endless joy as a child. In his inimitable voice, he also illuminates how our national pastime helped him to reconnect with the game we call life.
ONLY THE DYING is a planned two-novel historical fiction saga based on the author's paternal grandparents. BOOK 1-THE WIDOW'S PRAYER depicts young Walter & Greta Brogan trying to establish a new life in rural Indiana before the Depression.
RANDOM SAMPLES, a labor of love, is a compelling nonfiction book that stands as both a tribute to a great rock n' roll band and a thoughtful examination of how art adds clarity and meaning to our complicated lives.
In A FEW WORDS BEFORE YOU GO, Jude Joseph Lovell turns his gaze towards three subjects of great importance in his life: books, music, and family. This cohesive and thoughtful essay collection is Lovell's most personal book to date.
Jude Joseph Lovell's second collection of nonfiction essays covers family, books, and popular culture, and features writing he has done since 2017 for a small magazine based out of Pennsylvania.
The 10th Anniversary Edition of BLUE SIX includes a new forward by LTC (Ret) Todd T. Morgan, a new post-script from the author, and a brand-new cover design by my own nephew - a worthy new edition of the first novel I ever finished, based on my own military experience.
In his third collection of essays and reviews, novelist, short story writer, and critic Jude Joseph Lovell continues his exploration into myriad corners of modern life and culture. Includes numerous essays from his time as a staff writer for Silver Sage magazine.
DOOR IN THE AIR collects Lovell's unique and diverse short stories written between 1999-2020, sixteen in all, capturing his ongoing development and experimentation in the short form.
CROWNING is Jude Joseph Lovell's second story collection, filled with six rich & diverse tales that are by turns surprising and compelling.
In his first novel for younger readers, Jude Joseph Lovell has written an exciting epic about finding the courage to face down your fears, sustain your losses, and rise.