Fall in love with Jesus all over again...

Or maybe for the first time.

Follow the Rabbi Shepherd down ancient Israeli Roads...

Climb a Tree

Climb a tree with Zacchaeus and wonder at the rabbi who calls you down for dinner

Sit at a well

Verbally spar with a woman and Jesus at a well in the heat of the day, and end up spending the weekend.

Stand in the spray

In the midst of a storm, walk with Peter in the waves, knowing the rabbi will never let you drown. Just don't look around.

Feel his skin

Broken? Lonely? Scared? Jesus never hesitates to touch you with callused carpenter hands and a supernaturally loving shepherd heart.

The Book

Desiring to experience Jesus more personally and love him more deeply, a prolific storyteller looks at his healing encounters along the gospel roads, illustrating his tender, personal shepherding of each lamb as he intervenes in their lives and invites them into a bigger story, something he still does on our own dusty roads today.

Walk roads of brokenness, doubt, fear, discontentment, isolation, and insignificance, and meet the Jesus who lovingly directs each person back to the road of wholeness, trust, satisfaction, community, and purpose, the road we walk at his side and in his company.

Weaving together storytelling, history, and Bible study, the author explores the most beloved stories of Jesus’s healing and miracles, bringing the characters and settings to life in light of Jesus’s soul-deep compassion while spurring readers to love Jesus more deeply, to bask in his presence, and to delight in his eternal attention.

​What Early Readers are Saying

Seen and Invited is a page-turner! Jill Penrod is a masterful storyteller. Your heart and soul will be touched and transformed as you walk a few dusty roads with Jesus and encounter the immense love and concern he uniquely has for you! 

Therese Kilgore

Retired, Licensed Professional Counselor

 In Seen and Invited Jill combines poetic artistry with thorough, in-depth study into both the Gospels and their cultural setting. Yet she does more! She adds a third aspect of her own personal self-reflection and vulnerability to these essays. And as a result, they truly come to life in a fresh, artistic and yet very personal, relatable way!

Rev. Rick Durrance

​Rector, Wilmore Anglican Church KY

I saw the Lord anew reading Jill’s excellent book. She digs deep into his encounters with people... Jill shows us how Jesus invites us to a life of wholeness and purpose. And her historical knowledge gave deeper understanding to many familiar stories.

Karen Hussar

​Retired, Occupational Therapist

The Author

With over fifty published title, Christian author Jill Penrod writes to inspire readers with novels, blog posts, and non-fiction. Her work appeals to Christians looking for wholesome entertainment as well as those desiring gentle guidance in their Christian walk.

Seen and Invited: Meeting Jesus on the Dusty Roads is her first full-length book on the Christian walk and spiritual growth.

I'm interested. Now what?

Seen and Invited is scheduled to release July 2024. Sign up today to access an excerpt and stay in the loop on its progress.

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Those who met Jesus on the dusty roads were never the same.

Now it's your turn. Coming July 2024.