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.
This novel by Angela Hunt is based on the movie Risen.
I have not see the movie Risen so I cannot compare it to the book. This is, for me, a difficult book to review well. I struggle when books tell a biblical story and yet details are changed... I understand the need to tell a compelling story, and yet a big part of me says, but HERE you are not being accurate...and I find that hard to look beyond. I have the same thing in the telling of history stories though... if a history is certain, changing it to be something else is a struggle for me UNLESS you are adding a character like a talking mouse or something. :)
Was the book well-written? Indeed.
Was the book interesting? Yes. How would Rome react? What was the temple's involvement?
Were the characters compelling or well-developed? Yes. Both Rachel and Clavius were intriguing characters, their mental processes and questions felt very real to me.
Would I recommend it? No.
I cannot recommend someone read a book that contains items that portray biblical scenes inaccurately. It sets wrong in me.
Apart from that, it was a decent read.