Monday, February 8, 2016

Review: Risen by:Angela Hunt

Risen: The Novelization of the Major Motion Picture
About the Book:
A Powerful Novelization from Bestselling Author Angela Hunt
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.

My Review:
Roman Tribune Clavius has seen many things, many wars, many deaths.But none of them have ever been a shocking or amazing as the death of Yeshua the Nazarene. The ground shook and the day turned dark unlike anything he had ever seen, but of course it could be nothing more than a coincidence. Clavius does his duty in making sure Yeshua is sealed in his tomb and everything seems to back to normal, that is until the body comes up missing.

Rachel misses her late husband dearly, but never did she want to marry her husband's kid brother in order to give him an heir. She is perfectly fine with baking bread and living by herself in her own home. But one day while selling bread, she hears a commotion. Crowds are gathered around a man beaten beyond imaginable carrying a heavy crossbeam. The call him Yeshua, the Messiah, the king of the Jews. Rachel runs to the man when he falls, but he does nothing other than stare at her. She knows deep down that she must know who this man is and what he has done to deserve such a cruel treatment.

Risen is a wonderful novelization of the the major motion picture. This book was a wonderful read. I enjoyed every minute of it. I loved how this novel gave you a view of the crucifixion from a roman's perspective. And with Easter coming near, what a wonderful time to read this book.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author.