Summary: 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.
Clavius is a Roman soldier who has lived most of his life serving the empire. But with a new uprising, he faces the dilemma: to leave behind his life to follow the risen Messiah or to continue on with his life, ignoring the truth.
Rachel has lived alone since the death of her husband. Now, rumors of a risen Messiah have shaken her Jewish faith and she must choose to believe it.
I was really excited to get the book before watching the movie, but I must say I was really disappointed. (The movie thankfully did not have any of the content that made this book un-enjoyable.) The novel Risen had some things I did not agree with- especially for that time period and being a Christian book. The relationship between Rachel and Clavius might be okay for some, but I did not approve- especially for it to be a book that is suppose to be sharing the gospel. Yes, I understood that there had to be some feeling between the two of them, but I think it could have been put better. For it to be called a Christian novel that is trying to share about the resurrection of Christ, there were things in it that didn't seem like very Christ-like. I did not enjoy it as much as I thought I would, and though I love Biblical fiction this just wasn't very good.
I rate this book 2 stars out of 5
I received this book free from the publisher for an honest review.