This was one of the most enjoyable books I've read in a long time. Before reading this book I was at a place in my life where I needed to draw closer to the truth and to the Lord. This book by Mr. Lombardo allowed me to do just that. Though the storyline is fictional, "My Friend Jesus" addresses many pertinent issues that we deal with daily in our world: faith, sin, persecution, human and individual weaknesses, death, false Christianity, and even a little romance, all with a fresh, imaginative style writing which captured my attention within the first few pages and kept me wanting to read his book until the very last page. The storyline is easy to follow and causes you to feel like you are present with Cephas, the main character, as he has a personal encounter with The Good Shepherd for the entire day. I loved that the author so seamlessly incorporates pertinent Scripture and Bible stories throughout the story and flavored his writing with the perfect amount of humor and wit. There are parts in this treasure of a book where I laughed and others where I was moved to tears. The entire plot of meeting Jesus is extremely thought-provoking and left me thinking days and weeks after I read the book. I can see this book would be most helpful for those who are on the fence about Christianity. Thank you Mr. Lombardo for a most enjoyable and meaningful read. I can't wait for more books by this author!