There are a lot of fabulous movies set to debut in 2016. Risen is one that I am looking forward to seeing. Risen is the story of Clavius, a Roman centurion, who is sent to find the risen Jesus of Nazareth. The movie will be released mid-February and the trailer is AMAZING!
I was already looking forward to the release of this movie and after reading the novel adaptation based on the movie, I am even more excited about the release of the movie.
Risen: The Novel is the story of the Resurrection is told from the perspective of a non-believer. Once Clavius realizes the body of the Messiah is gone, he ventures on a journey throughout the land which causes him to question his own beliefs. Clavius knows the body was in the tomb. He saw it there. He knows the tomb was sealed. He saw it. However, he cannot explain the stories he is hearing of angels, stones being rolled away, he must have something to report to Pilate. Along the way, he meets Rachel, who has seen Yeshua alive. Unlike Clavius, Rachel believes for she has seen with her eyes. Clavius and Rachel begin an affair and although the story doesn't center around their romance, the development of their relationship makes for a great backdrop to the plot. It is their tests of faith, their encounters in their search for truth which make for a great story.
Overall, a GREAT read!!
The Story of the Resurrection as You've Never Seen It Before
"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."
Buy It: Risen: The Novelization of the Motion Picture is available wherever books are sold including Barnes and Noble, Amazon, and others.
Disclosure: Many thanks to Bethany House for the opportunity to review this title. I received a review copy in exchange for this review. No monetary compensation was received. For more information on the Disclosure Policy of Three Boys and an Old Lady blog, please visit http://threeboysandanoldlady.blogspot.com/2010/01/advertisecontact.html