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Happy Easter for those of you who celebrate it.

The book I’ve chosen for this week is Easter themed with Risen by Angela Hunt. It’s the book of the film or novelization of the movie.

Here’s the blurb from Goodreads:

28114264“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.”

I really enjoyed listening to this audiobook of the film Risen. Although I’m very familiar with the resurrection story from the bible, this novel brought out lots of extra historical and cultural facts for me. I liked the way the story was told from the Roman and Jewish viewpoints, making it far more human than the accounts in the bible. The characters were well developed and their storylines kept my interest throughout.

I highly recommend this if you’re looking to for a fresh look at the resurrection story.