The Fugitives of Gethsemane explores the paradox that wanting believers must overcome while struggling to understand the essence of the Christian faith. It is a creed that cannot be learned—it must be experienced by those pondering the complexity of its teachings.
This book does not attempt to explain the unexplainable. But it does dramatize the efforts of four disciples hoping to find trust and belief in the lord, Jesus. So throw away your ordinary reason. This is the ancient mystery of belief, as it is . . .
"The Fugitives of Gethsemane: The Three Days Following the Crucifixion of Jesus by author D. S. Lliteras, whose prose is beautifully written at all times, and whose heartfelt, and vividly masterful verbal depictions are a work of art, takes us on a spiritual journey quite like no other . . . No matter at what level your belief is, this tome of biblical fiction is written in such a captivating style, flush with fluid narrative and made accessible to read without being waylaid with heavy religious facts, that I would highly recommend it to anyone even curiously interested in what happened in those three days following the Crucifixion of Jesus."—Anne Carlini, Exclusive Magazine
"Critics and audiences alike are now aligned with Lliteras' quality of prose, and this new novel elevates even his own standard. Quite simply, this is a brilliant little novel.”—Grady Harp, top book reviewer
"[Lliteras'] vision gives a you-are-there quality to the thoughts and events of both character and place. It is a unique perspective on the Christian Bible stories that require faith for belief. The biblical novels of Lliteras are significant in any study of the Christian religion. They provide multiple dimensions to be explored."
—Monty Joynes, author of the Booker Series novels
D. S. Lliteras is the author of fourteen books that have received national and international acclaim. His short stories and poetry have appeared in numerous national and international magazines, journals, and anthologies. He lives in Montgomery, Alabama with his wife and author, Kathleen Touchstone.