These are the adventures of teenager John, the youngest apostle of Jesus. He became known as "the disciple Jesus loved" (John 13:23), and later wrote the biblical books of the Gospel of John, the three Letters of John, and the Revelation of John. Like any teen, John and the other teenaged disciples made mistakes and were unsure of themselves. But they had Jesus and the older disciples to rely on, including John's married brother Peter and the former tax collector, Matthew. Danger and opposition followed in the tracks of Jesus throughout his travels in AD 28, and John was close by his side to share them.
This is historical fiction. It strives to be true to all that is known about the characters, their locations, and their actions from the Bible-from archaeology and other historical sources. It fills in the blanks with a tale told by the author, informed by the author's estimate of what may have actually happened.
Endnotes refer to the Bible verses which contain the stuff that really did happen. Enjoy the story, but remember that it is only part nonfiction, and the rest is in the realm of possibility.