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The Soldier Who Killed a King, Book Review

The Soldier Who Killed a King by David Kitz

A stunning story of Holy Week through the eyes of a Roman centurion

Watch the triumphal entry of the donkey-riding king through the eyes of Marcus Longinus, the centurion charged with keeping the streets from erupting into open rebellion.

Look behind the scenes at the political plotting of King Herod, known as the scheming Fox for his ruthless shrewdness.

Get a front-row seat to the confrontation between the Jewish high priest Caiaphas and the Roman governor Pontius Pilate.

Understand as never before the horror of the decision to save a brutal terrorist in order to condemn the peaceful Jew to death.

If you’ve heard the story of Passion Week so often it’s become stale, now is the time to rediscover the terrible events leading from Jesus’s humble ride into the city to his crucifixion. The Soldier Who Killed a King will stun you afresh with how completely Christ’s resurrection changed history, one life at a time.

My Thoughts: I want to start by saying I absolutely love this book and am so glad I was sent it for review! The whole idea of a story that’s already so well know from a new view point is so much fun and David Kitz executes it so well. The characters are easy to follow, and the setting makes you feel like you’re really there. I love the behind the scenes look at the Holy Week and found the book enjoyable to read from start to finish. I recommend it not just for spiritual readers but also anyone who likes historically based novels.

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