I decided to write about Little Jesus, starting off on the 11th of September 2017. This was after I had nursed the urge to do so for a very long while. When you have your hands on so many things at once, time just flies in a blink. Anyway, I took a break from writing the book in order to attend to other activity again, and then resumed again in early 2020.
I did not think anyone else would have written about Jesus as a little boy until I told my sister about the book on the 26th of July 2020. I told her out of the excitement of almost finishing up this great idea of mine that I had kept to myself all the while. She googled with the keywords and showed me a 2016 movie of ‘The Young Messiah’, thereby deflating my excitement at the thought of being the first with the idea. However, I checked the movie out and saw it has a different perspective from mine, and so I shrugged it off to round off mine. But I was reminded on that day that I should not always think that I have a monopoly of spectacular ideas.
Little Jesus is my imaginations about how Jesus must have lived His childhood, growing up among kinsmen, friends, foes and under the harsh Roman Empire, to become ready for His work of salvation. I adapted into the book, the story of His nativity and the search for Him in Jerusalem at the age of 12. They were the only things we know about Little Jesus in the Bible. Together, this combination of my imaginations with the Bible excerpts make for a captivating, awe-inspiring and exciting reading experience. I even gave a musical tone to the narration because that was what I was feeling while writing it. And I got good reviews for the book. Now, it’s your turn to read and enjoy it.
May I stress again that my narration is fictitious and just my imaginations, so that no one will in the future proclaim it as – the true story of Little Jesus. Although I prayed for the guidance of the Holy Spirit before writing it, I do not claim that it is the true story. I am just thankful to God for His inspiration to eventually write this thought about His Childhood that I had nursed for so long to do.
I finished writing the book on the 28th of September, 2020 at 5:39pm, three years from when I started. That day was one of the happiest day of my life! But I waited to edit, get reviews, fine-tuned and re-edited, and then published on the 15th of July, 2021!!!!!!!!!
Ladies and Gentlemen, this is LITTLE JESUS! I am so excited, and I hope you will find it interesting too and leave your reviews on the Amazon site after reading it.
Linda IfeanyiChukwu Ogbue