TERRELL, Texas, July 26, 2021 (Newswire.com) - T. Michael Childs, an alumnus of The Citadel, Military College of South Carolina, an officer of US Army for twenty years, a deacon for more than three decades, a church administrator for twelve years, has completed his new book, "Malchus Ascending": a revealing narrative that centers around a man about whom little is known. His name is Malchus, a servant in the house of Joseph Caiaphas, the high priest of Israel during the years AD 26 to 36. Malchus has great responsibility in the house of Caiaphas and is sent to Gethsemane to arrest the savior, Jesus Christ. Readers and believers may wonder about the origin and significance of this man, and in this tale, the author unveils an inspiring life of this not-so-popular person in the Bible.
Childs writes, "Do you ever have your thoughts idly wander from topic to topic without any particular rhyme or reason? We all do. Some call it daydreaming, others woolgathering. One day, the author was just mentally idling when the scene from the Bible crossed his mind of Jesus in the garden of Gethsemane.
"Jesus has spent time in prayer alone while his disciples slept. Then a detachment of temple guards enters Gethsemane, led by Judas Iscariot and a servant of the high priest, Caiaphas, whom the Gospel of John identifies as Malchus. Judas approaches Jesus and kisses him, identifying him for arrest. The guards and the servant of the high priest come to take Jesus when the ever-impetuous disciple Simon Peter draws a sword, strikes Malchus, the servant of Caiaphas, and cuts off his ear. Ouch!
"What happens next is the reason for this book. Jesus tells Peter to stop and drop the sword. Then you can almost see Jesus stoop to pick up the severed ear and reach out to the servant Malchus. Jesus gently places the ear back into its place, and when his hand withdraws, the ear is completely restored! One last miracle before the Cross by the miracle maker!
"So who is this Malchus? This book gives life to a name and seeks to show how even a person in low social status can ascend both in this world and in the world to come. Hope you enjoy it."
Published by Covenant Books of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, T. Michael Childs' new book is a well-researched publication depicting the legacy left by a man whose life was changed after his encounter with the Lord Jesus Christ. His story is solid proof of God's love towards mankind and that salvation is brought upon those who decided to follow the Lord.
Readers can purchase "Malchus Ascending" at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes Store, Amazon, or Barnes & Noble.
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Source: Covenant Books