I actually really enjoyed this book. I know, I know Jeanette Oake. But she really did a good job of writing a story that is pretty accurate to the f..Show More »acts of what happened surrounding Jesus death, resurrection and Pentecost. She sets up the tension well and has a believable take on what could’ve happened to Pontius Pilate after Jesus. Also, getting at the events from fresh angles helps to remind you of the biblical narrative. The book suffers from a lowchurch understanding in terms of baptism and communion. Also, it has some theological misunderstandings of the Jew, Gentile question, but these were small and easily laid aside. I did find myself rooting for the main characters. I would have liked to see what became of Jacob-- maybe he becomes the apostle James or something.
I inadvertently to this book "out of sequence". I listened to it after number 1. Even though several years had passed between books 1 and 3, I did not..Show More » know I had skipped number 2 until I had finished the book. It is so well written that even though it is part of a series, you do not realized it is part of a series. Even though I know the story of the Damascus Road, I found myself thrilled as the events unfolded. I hope the series will continue. This series is certainly a balm for the soul in troubled times. The prayers spoken often reflected my feelings more eloquently than I ever could.