Friday, March 11, 2016

REVIEW: Behold the Man by Brock & Brodie Thoene

About the Book

Encounter the death and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth in this culmination of the Jerusalem Chronicles.

How could Jesus—who preached righteousness before God, and love and mercy toward neighbors—be so hated and pursued? To the Temple officials, he was a threat to the livelihood and authority of the priesthood. To Herod Antipas, he was a threat to his ambition to be the King of the Jews. And to the Roman overlords, he was seen as a dangerous threat; a man who commanded an army of the common people. He could heal wounds, offer miraculous provisions, and even raise from the dead. If Jesus had accepted popular acclaim and become an earthly king, he would have been unstoppable.

Jesus’s last days are explored through three people who interacted with him: Governor Pilate, for whom Judea will either make or break his career; Pilate’s wife, Claudia, desperately seeking aid for her much loved, crippled son; and Centurion Marcus Longinus, caught in the middle between loyalty to the Empire, love for Claudia, and an ever-increasing belief in Jesus as the Son of God. After encountering Jesus, none of them will ever be the same.

My Review

Behold the Man by Brock & Brodie Thoene is the third book in the Jerusalem Chronicles series and my first novel by this husband and wife writing team. They are known for their Historical and Biblical novels. Behold the Man is the story of the death and resurrection of Jesus from the perspective of Claudia, Pilate's wife. Whereas Jesus Wept was from Lazurus' perspective and Take This Cup from a young Nehemiah's perspective. Behold the Man was gripping and emotional from the very beginning. I do not read Biblical fiction often, but I think it is safe to say that I will be reading more of it. Especially ones written by Brock & Brodie. I very much llok forward to reading more of their work, especially Vienna Prelude, as recommending to me  many times by a friend who is a big fan. Also The Zion Chronicles and The Galway Chronicles.

Note::: I recieved this book from the publisher for free in return for my honest review.

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