Symbols of Sacrifice
The cross that is worn by Christians today is a symbol of sacrifice that represents the method of execution used during the first century. If the events in the novel were to take place for the first time today, what symbol might the (21st century) early Christians adopt? Design and illustrate such a symbol.
How do the food laws of cleanliness in the Orthodox Jewish culture affect diet? Remembering the research done in lesson two, design a day's worth of meals--all kosher.
Research and write a script of a popular miracle account from the first century. For extra credit, gather a few friends and act out your story.
Choose a character from the novel to write a letter to another character who has been wronged, asking for forgiveness. (e.g., Peter to Jesus, the true believer to the hare-lipped girl, Barabbas...
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