Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Risen: A Book Review

About The Book:


The Story of the Resurrection as You've Never Seen It Before
Epic in scope, yet deeply personal, this novelization offers a unique perspective on the story of the resurrection. Roman Tribune Clavius is assigned by Pilate to keep the radical followers of the recently executed Yeshua from stealing the body and inciting revolution. When the body goes missing despite his precautions, Clavius must hunt it down.

His investigation leads him from the halls of Herod Antipas to the Garden of Gethsemane and brings him in touch with believer and doubter alike. But as the body still remains missing, Clavius commits to a quest for the truth--and answers that will not only shake his life but echo throughout all of history.


You can read an excerpt of this book here in PDF format

About The Author:

The author of more than 100 published books and with nearly 5 million copies of her books sold worldwide, Angela Hunt is the New York Times bestselling author of The Note, The Nativity Story, and Esther: Royal Beauty.Romantic Times Book Club presented Angela with a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006. In 2008, Angela completed her PhD in Biblical Studies in Theology. She and her husband live in Florida with their mastiffs. She can be found online at www.angelahuntbooks.com

My Review:

I often wonder what it would have been like to live in the time of Jesus, following His ministry, the trial and crucefixtion and the aftermath of that traumatic time period. In the last several years there have been many movies and books released that have dramatized this exact time, and it has been very interesting. Recently the movie and book, Risen, was released. Although I have yet to see the movie, the book was a great reading experience. The book is obviously fiction but stayed very true to the time period regarding historical, and cultural facts and it is very clear that author Angela Hunt did a remarkable amount of research to keep her writing accurate.  Because I haven't seen the movie, I obviously cannot compare the two, but suffice it to say the book was a remarkable read. The characters were all very well developed and the book moved at a very fast pace! 

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!

BUY IT: You can purchase Risen at your favorite Christian book retailer from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing group

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications Inc., for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***


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