Sunday, June 23, 2013

Book Review: Claudia, Wife of Pontius Pilate by Dianna Wallis Taylor

Claudia has lived a very sheltered life all her childhood until one day when her world is completely turned upside down and she is taken to live in the Roman palace with the emperor.  Her whole life has been dictated to her by the rulers of Rome and she must either comply happily or face the harsh consequences. It seems as though finally something good is coming her way, when she is ordered to marry the handsome Lucius Pontius Pilate.
When he is ordered to govern in the territory of Judea, Claudia stands by and encourages her husband through some hard times trying to deal with the Jews and their strange laws. But when this new Rabbai comes into the picture, Claudia has to choose what to do about this mysterious man that haunts her dreams...

I really enjoyed this look into the history behind Pilate and his rule in Judea at the time of Christ. It was so interesting to see Christ and the crucifixion from a new perspective. The book really makes Bible times come alive. Although much of the story is speculation and obviously some fiction, it makes you think about what it was like at that time and I loved it!

Thank you to Revell Publishers for a free copy of this book to review.

Available June 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

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