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1st Century Books

The List

A universally acclaimed, scripturally and historically
accurate novel, by Buck Storm & Bill Perkins

The List is a superbly-written page-turner that introduces readers to an Israel most people have never imagined.

This novel was conceptualized by Bill Perkins, Executive Director of Compass International ministry, and written by Buck Storm, a critically acclaimed novelist and author. Between them, they’ve taken some 65 touring groups to Israel in the last 25 years, falling in love with the land and learning much about a Believer’s adoption into the Jewish promises.

From the book’s inception, the purpose of this novel was to connect Christian Believers with their fascinating Jewish heritage, highlighting along the way the importance and accuracy of the Bible’s Old Testament prophecies… all while telling a gripping story of two Jewish men with beautiful wives living in the fascinating times of Jesus.

It’s a new perspective of the Christ story, taking the reader through the three years of Jesus’ miraculous ministry through the eyes of two rich and powerful Sanhedrin members — Nicodemus and Joseph of Arimathea. Pharisee Nicodemus and Sadducee Joseph are two vastly different men who are pulled together in a search for truth at the most pivotal moment the world has ever known.

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Nicodemus owns a large retail store in the heart of Jerusalem. When Jesus bursts onto the city scene, backing powerful teaching with amazing miracles, Nicodemus is intrigued. He turns to his vast collection of Torah scrolls and, through dedicated study, meticulously begins to compile a list of prophecies that Jesus is fulfilling.

Joseph is a wealthy winemaker on the rise, with access to every luxury Israel has to offer. But wealth can’t buy love from his beautiful wife. Initially unconvinced Jesus is the Messiah, he’s reluctantly drawn to Nicodemus’ quest for truth.

From the mind-boggling spectacle of the ancient Passover in Jerusalem with 20,000 sacrifices in a single day, to chariot races in Herod’s Caesarea, to volatile behind-the-scenes Sanhedrin council meetings, it’s a completely new and unique walk through the Christ story.

Holding to historically and culturally accurate settings and Biblically accurate accounts, we experience Jesus’ words and actions—every single one straight from Scripture—in a special and new light.

Read the Christ story again, for the first time!

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The List Interview on Christ in Prophecy

Watch Dr. David Reagan interviewing co-authors Bill Perkins & Buck Storm regarding this fascinating new book!

What People Are Saying About The List

The greatest story ever— from a uniquely new perspective! Beautifully written & Biblically sound, it’ll touch your heart and challenge your mind.

Josh McDowell

One word—fantastic!

Dave Reagan

THE LIST is one of the best works of Christian Fiction that I’ve read in a long time—the writing deeply touched my heart. I felt transported to the Holy Land–an amazing experience. I highly recommend THE LIST!

Dee Marie, Moody Radio Morning Host

A terrific novel!

Bob Schillingstaff, Coeur d’Alene Press

Buck Storm and co-author Bill Perkins have crafted an absorbing story. They give Joseph and Nicodemus wives, friends, enemies, adventures, fears, integrity, perseverance, and passion – with nothing I can discern that detracts from Scripture. In fact, the human qualities they integrate into their novel enhanced my grasp on what these brave early believers must have endured. I don’t hesitate to recommend this novel, a captivating story that entertains, yet points to the gospel, the greatest story ever told. It doesn’t hurt that Buck Storm is an extraordinary storyteller whose gifts with the language always shine through – creative dialogue, artful description, and compelling narrative.

Randall Murphree, AFA Journal Editor

Absolutely loved the book, could not put it down! I am an avid reader and this is one of the best works of fiction I have read. The author’s familiarity with Israel vividly brings to life the culture, characters and setting for the world’s most important story.


Many thanks to Buck and Bill for writing and publishing ‘The List.’ I originally ordered 3, distributed 2 and read my copy. Through many tears, I identified with Joseph. P.S. I ordered 6 additional copies of ‘The List’ this morning.


My most sincere compliments to Bill Perkins and Buck Storm for “The List”! It arrived yesterday and I just finished reading it. I was so moved by the true to life characters and their individual stories. The faith journey of each was so deep and real I was sad to turn the last page. I truly hope “to be continued” is not an empty promise. “The List” is faith-affirming and the “trip” to the Holy Land was almost like the real thing. I will be ordering several more for family and friends to share for the Easter season. Again, Thank You, both, for such a great gift of faith to us all.


Only a few moments ago, I finished reading The List. Oh, how thoroughly I enjoyed it! Praise God for your marvelous book. I saw both of you on the Lamb and Lion TV program a couple of months ago and was blessed to hear of your ministry..and the Spirit-led inspiration for The List. I was very intrigued by the concept, and determined to purchase a copy; especially after hearing Dr. Reagan’s enthusiastic comments about the book. I’ve already told everyone at my Bible study group about the wonderful book. And I very much look forward to a follow-up, whenever one might be available. Can anyone say SCREENPLAY!? What a terrific movie this would make. I’m casting it in my imagination already. Thank you both for a wonderful book..and I Praise God for your ministry.


The List is a fictional account of the events leading up to the cross and Jesus’ burial. The authors do an excellent job of preserving Biblical accuracy, weaving in their background story in a unique manner so skillfully that you forget you are reading the Bible and fiction at the same time. Credible, imaginative writing meshes together perfectly with the Bible’s own account of both Nicodemus and Joseph of Arimathea. This is an easy read and goes quickly. A perfect choice to read as Easter approaches. Will flesh out the drama of Jesus’ final week in a way you will never forget. I couldn’t put it down. Kudos to all.


I just finished your historical novel, The LIST! It was gripping, a real page-turner! I could relate to and identify with Joseph, Nicodemus and frankly all of the characters. It is an accurate novel portraying the three-plus years of Yeshua’s ministry. Bill, you and Buck Storm have hit a homerun!


The List is a masterpiece! The writing is excellent and very captivating. I felt like I was standing next to Joseph, looking into the scourged face of Yeshua, after He healed me physically, and realizing He was getting ready to secure for my healing of my soul. I also enjoyed reading about their Passover dinner experience. It was a very exciting experience reading it. The short chapters were also helpful for reading in many short spurts during breaks.


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