The Centurion's Wife (Acts of Faith Book #1)
Book 1, Acts of Faith
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Janette Oke has dreamed for years of retelling a story in a biblical time frame from a female protagonist's perspective, and Davis Bunn is elated to be working with her again on this sweeping saga of the dramatic events surrounding the birth of Christianity...and the very personal story of Leah, a young Jewess of mixed heritage trapped in a vortex of competing political agendas and private trauma.
Caught up in the maelstrom following the death of an obscure rabbi in the Roman backwater of first-century Palestine, Leah finds herself also engulfed in her own turmoil--facing the prospect of an arranged marriage to a Roman soldier, Alban, who seems to care for nothing but his own ambitions. Head of the garrison near Galilee, he has been assigned by Palestine's governor to ferret out the truth behind rumors of a political execution gone awry. Leah's mistress, the governor's wife, secretly commissions Leah also to discover what really has become of this man whose death--and missing body--is causing such furor.
This epic drama is threaded with the tale of an unlikely romance and framed with dangers and betrayals from unexpected sources. At its core, The Centurion's Wife unfolds the testing of loyalties--between two young people whose inner searchings they cannot express, between their irreconcilable heritages, and ultimately between their humanity and the Divine they yearn to encounter.
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Believe because He lives!
I just finished it! During the time it took to read this book I found a renewed sense of knowing Christ, and felt overwhelmed by the love of the early church believers, and at times wept because of their new found love for Jesus. I feel like my eyes have been opened in a new way to how the biblical events had transpired. The story of Leah and the Centurion made it captivating as well. I would recommend this book to anyone!!
A beautiful and inspirational story of faith and love.
The Centurion’s Wife
I loved the historical setting of this book. The story capitalizes on the lives of both a man and a woman, a Jewess and. Gentile and the effect that the Prophet had on them. For one who doesn’t want to misrepresent any biblical facts, the details seemed to be very accurate with the Gospels. I have been thinking within the framework of the story ever since I began the book and appreciate the insight into biblical times and culture. I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series to get a feel for the Acts.
- Category: Religious
- Published: Jan 01, 2009
- Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
- Seller: Baker Book House Company
- Print Length: 384 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Book 1, Acts of Faith