Monday, August 14, 2017

Review: The Soldier Who Killed a King: A True Retelling of the Passion by:David Kitz

 The Soldier Who Killed a King: A True Retelling of the Passion
About the Book:
A stunning story of Holy Week through the eyes of a Roman centurion

Watch the triumphal entry of the donkey-riding king through the eyes of Marcus Longinus, the centurion charged with keeping the streets from erupting into open rebellion.

Look behind the scenes at the political plotting of King Herod, known as the scheming Fox for his ruthless shrewdness.

Get a front-row seat to the confrontation between the Jewish high priest Caiaphas and the Roman governor Pontius Pilate.

Understand as never before the horror of the decision to save a brutal terrorist in order to condemn the peaceful Jew to death.

If you've heard the story of Passion Week so often it's become stale, now is the time to rediscover the terrible events leading from Jesus's humble ride into the city to his crucifixion. The Soldier Who Killed a King will stun you afresh with how completely Christ's resurrection changed history, one life at a time.

My Review:
 Jesus' trail, death, and resurrection was a miracle by any days standard. Doesn't matter who you were then or now. The events that took place, I am sure most didn't realize what was happening. They were so caught up in the events that they were numb to the fact that God was literally before them and they were going to kill Him. 

 David Kitz wrote a poignant novel on the happenings before during and after--what we see from onlookers and what happened behind the scenes. Of course, he wasn't there but he offers us a look through others eyes to the gripping tale of Jesus' death.

 The Soldier Who Killed a King is a great way to familiarize yourself with Jesus' story and the story of those that surrounded Him during that time whether they were on His side or not. Written primarily from a allegorical point of view the story was a good one and it really gave me another side that I didn't take into account.

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

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