At the trial of Christ, Theophilus, brilliant young assessore raised in the Roman aristocracy, stands behind Pontius Pilate and whispers, "Offer to release Barabbas." The strategy backfires, and Theophilus never forgets the sight of an innocent man unjustly suffering the worst of all possible deaths - Roman crucifixion.
Three decades later, Theophilus has proven himself in the legal ranks of the Roman Empire. He has survived the insane rule of Caligula and has weathered the cruel tyrant’s quest to control the woman he loves. He has endured the mindless violence of the gladiator games and the backstabbing intrigue of the treason trials.
Now he must face another evil Caesar, defending the man Paul in Nero’s deranged court. Can Theophilus mount a defense that will keep another innocent man from execution?
The advocate’s first trial altered the course of history. His last will change the fate of an empire.
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This book is set back in the days of Jesus. Randy Singer writes with such a passion. He brings this age-old story to life with incredible imagery. The last hour of this book will keep you spellbound. All of his books are 5-star, and we highly recommend this one!
Yes, I would listen to this book again. This was a book that I would not have normally purchased, but I was intrigued and to my surprise it was great. This is a "can't put it down" book. Loved it and will read it again.
Theophilus the main character was my favorite. He was a man of great knowledge, character and pursued the truth. He faced many trials and triumphed it all.
The last chapter.
If I could give this book more stars, I would and will recommend it highly to all of my fellow readers.
I don't usually like historical fiction but this book was fascinating. The famous figures of history seen as children being educated by another famous scholar was delightful. You could see future personalities developing. There was conflict and action in the first chapter. This book kept the story moving, the intrigue going strong and never bogged down with historical facts. The character growth was believable and not overdone. A truly enjoyable book even without the historical framework.
I am a Randy singer fan and in my opinion, this is his best work to date. I am of the belief that no narrative will do this book justice- you just have to listen to it. This is definitely a life changing book well worth listening to twice. There is just too much to get it all in the first time around.
I loved this book it has inspired me to continue my research into the early church history. The production with excellent the narration was spot on and I'd recommend this book to everyone Christian and non-christian alike.
Its up there with the best of them.
I liked his inflection and different voices for character dialog. Although sometimes Caligula and other female rolls sounded the same. Good Job overall.
Yes, 15 hours in one day would have been much but 2 days while working was great.
A must read(listen) if you love history, story telling, and faith.
Mark of the Lion
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I would of if I could have. It was literary "dining" at it's best. When a meal is meaty you have to take time to chew and digest.
This novel brought a Bible character mentioned only twice by name to life in the times and cirumstances under which he lived. As a student of the Bible and a lover of history, this writing, listening to it, kept me thoroughly engaged. The fore-shadowing with young Theophililus being a victim of Caligula's cruelty became evident only at the end when this man of integrity is willing to die for his beliefs. Inasmuch as he is portrayed an legal advocate for those wrongly accused, he puts us in the front row in his quest for justice.
Equally satisfying was his wish, granted, to be with the woman he loves. Though she was beautiful, he loved also for her quick mind, she being a partner in the quest for justice.
I plan to listen to it again, it was so-o-o good!
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