Risen by Angela Hunt Review


Plot According to Goodreads: A Powerful Novelization from Bestselling Author Angela Hunt. 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.

My Thoughts: I am very familiar with the story of the resurrection of Christ but this book made the people in the story seem more real. The story follows Clavius, a Roman Soldier charged by Pontius Pilate with locating the missing body before the Emperor arrives in Jerusalem.

Fast paced and vividly described, the story came to life and was highly enjoyable. The author took liberties with the story, as it is historical fiction, but I imagine that many of the scenarios in the story were fairly accurate. The Romans would have been very frustrated and panicking over what happened to this man’s body…the man who many were calling the Messiah. I really loved the story, and I could see myself revisiting it yearly, as Easter approaches.

My Rating: 5 Stars!

I received this book from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for an honest review.



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