I, actually, enjoyed the first two books in the trilogy much more than this last one. The story was so relentlessly preaching Christian values and worldview, overshadowing everything else. In the first two books, the story itself felt touching and believable. Universal values of freedom, love, humility and forgiveness were artfully addressed. I am a Jew, but I did enjoy learning about early Christians. However, "As sure as Dawn" is choke full of hard to believe miracles and even demonic possession. I became really tired of it quickly.
If you love historical fiction, you will love all of the books in the series. They're pretty historically accurate, the author obviously put in the work to know about the geographical regions and religions in that time..
loved all 3 trilogies, characters are interwoven through out each story. listened twice to first before audible and each time your brought back in time to early Rome and exceptional details of each character and surrounding landscape. incredible writer! always inspired♡
I find such an outpouring of love, wisdom, and insight in this trilogy written by Francine Rivers. My testimony of the divinity of Jesus Christ has been strengthened a hundred fold by what I have felt through her story telling.
I really liked the Christian spiritual content of this book, it was well-done without being overly simplistic or eye-rolling. I learned a lot from Rizpah (I think that's how it's spelled) about being a true follower of Christ.