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Genre: Inspirational, Historical Fiction
Nissa’s tough demeanor as a cover for her fear and Longinus’ desire for a life of peace in his mother’s homeland of Gaul are achingly believable. Both characters are truly lost souls brought together by Jesus’ act of mercy. Their discovery, through Him, that mercy is the true power that leads to peace is a reassurance Christian readers can appreciate.
Nissa believes she has no choice but to steal when her drunk mother and gambling father fail to provide for her and her blind brother. Roman centurion Longinus hates his post in Jerusalem, but finds a purpose in hunting down the dirty little thief who makes a mockery of him by eluding his grasp. When they both witness the man called the Messiah heal Nissa’s brother’s disability, her lost faith and Longinus’ indifferent polytheism come into question. (HOWARD, Mar., 368 pp., $14.99)
Reviewed By: Kerry Sutherland
Published: March 2014