Source: Received to Review
Genre: Historical Christian Fiction
Book Description: General Maximus is a battle-weary commander of one of Rome's finest legions. When he returns from a long, bloody campaignMaximus finds himself questioning his life. Word has reached Rome of a man named Jesus who is causing a stir in faraway Judea.Maximus, disguised as a Jew, is sent to ascertain the truth of the situation and the potential threat to Rome. In this innovative rendering of the story of Christ through the eyes of an outsider, we see anew the teachings of Jesus and explore one man's faith-building journey as, stripped of his cultural identity, he is free to ponder whether he can believe Jesus and find a new purpose in life.
My thoughts: This book takes place during Christ's ministry.
Maximus is a Roman General who has realized that Rome is reaching too far, taking too much, and for the wrong reasons. He sympathizes with the men who fought to protect their families and wishes that his job was as noble.
This is another book that I am in the process of reading. I really like it so far. Today is my scheduled post for the tour. I apologize to Mr. Black and Shadow Mountain for not completing the book in time. The author has uses great descriptions and has captured the time period and Maximus's thoughts and feelings. There will be a full review coming soon. I intend to finish this book.
About the Author: Richard L. Black is a writer with a background in the software industry who has worked closely with Department of Defense and intelligence community, an experience which informs his writing style which shows a flair for undercover mystery and intrigue. A native of San Diego, he now lives with his family in the Southwest and is an avid car enthusiast and guitar player. This is his debut novel.
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