Friday, November 6, 2015

Meet Malon Ben Tyrus - Disciple of Jesus

Blogger: Amber Schamel

Hello Everyone! Today I'd like to introduce you to a very special guest. I've brought Malon Ben Tyrus, the main character of my new release The Master's Calling to visit with us today. 

Hello Malon, tell us a little bit about yourself.
My name is Malon. I am the son of Tyrus Ben Adamiel. I'm sixteen years old, but don't call me a boy. I'm a man by Jewish tradition, and I do the work to prove it. I was raised mostly by my abba, because my imah contracted leprosy and was banished to the colony when I was only six years old. A few years ago, she was healed by Jesus of Nazareth. I'm so glad to have a family again.

Have you met Jesus?
Yes, several times. I want with all my heart to become one of his disciples, but as I said, my family has been recently reunited, and my father doesn't want me to go.

What is your favorite moment with Jesus so far?
My favorite moment is when Jesus told me that he wanted me as his disciple. I am only the son of a middle-class merchant, and I don't have many talents, but if Jesus will have me, I will give him all I have.

Who are your closest friends?
Abba is my closest friend. He and I only had each other for many years, and that created a tight bond. Simon, who is now called Peter is also a close friend of mine. He accepts me despite my youth, and I appreciate that. I never thought I'd say it, but I also consider a Roman centurion my friend. Centurion Vitalis is the only one of his kind that I get along with.

You don't like Romans? Why not?
***Dumbfounded stare***

Okay...Ahem. Uh...What is it about Vitalis that makes you like him despite his race?
He's a man of character. Not to mention he has saved my life twice now. He's very clever, especially for a Roman. He is one of those men that you pass on the street, but never know that he is a sage full of wisdom.  He also respects us Jews, unlike most of the soldiers. He's the only reasonable one I've met.

Who is your favorite character in your story?
Jesus, of course. I've never met anyone like him.

Where are you off to next?
I have a caravan to Caesarea that I have to deliver, but I will stay around here for a short while to speak with some of you people. It's been most interesting.

Hear that? Malon's going to stick around. So if you have a question for him, leave them in the comments below, and he'll answer.  You'll also be entered to win a Kindle copy of The Master's Calling! 

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  1. You think that Jesus is very special and you want to be his disciple? Have you witnessed some of the miracles he is preforming?

  2. Shalom, Connie. You are right, Jesus is very special. He's unlike any man I've met. And he knows things that only the Messiah could know...but I better stop there. If I say more, I may get into trouble with the priests.

    I consider myself a disciple of Jesus, but my real desire is to actually walk with him every day as Andrew and Simon Peter do. But I've not yet had that chance. It's a discussion that has caused a bit of contention in my house.

    I have witnessed several miracles by Jesus. Just the other day, I went with Peter to catch a fish as Jesus told him. When we looked into the fish's mouth, there was a coin! It was an incredible experience. My mother was healed by Jesus, and my father had an experience with him as well. But I can't disclose too much of my journey lest I ruin the book for you.

    It is a pleasure to meet you.

    1. Malon, it is a pleasure to meet you and I look forward to learning more about your life.

  3. Great interview! I enjoyed meeting you ;)

    1. Shalom, Angela. Nice to meet you as well.