Saturday, March 5, 2016

Risen by Angela Hunt

Epic in scope, yet deeply personal, this novelization offers a unique perspective on the story of the resurrection. Roman Tribune Clavius is assigned by Pilate to keep the radical followers of the recently executed Yeshua from stealing the body and inciting revolution. When the body goes missing despite his precautions, Clavius must hunt it down.

His investigation leads him from the halls of Herod Antipas to the Garden of Gethsemane and brings him in touch with believer and doubter alike. But as the body still remains missing, Clavius commits to a quest for the truth--and answers that will not only shake his life but echo throughout all of history.

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Angela E. HuntBiography

Christy-Award winner Angela Hunt writes for readers who have learned to expect the unexpected in novels from this versatile author. With over four million copies of her books sold worldwide, she is the best-selling author of more than 100 works ranging from picture books (The Tale of Three Trees) to novels.

Now that her two children are grown, Angie and her youth-pastor husband live in Florida with Very Big Dogs (a direct result of watching Sandlot too many times). This affinity for mastiffs has not been without its rewards--one of their dogs was featured on Live with Regis and Kelly as the second-largest canine in America. Their dog received this dubious honor after an all-expenses-paid trip to Manhattan for the dog and the Hunts, complete with VIP air travel and a stretch limo in which they toured New York City. Afterward, the dog gave out paw-tographs at the airport.

When she's not home writing, Angie often travels to teach writing workshops at schools and writers' conferences. And to talk about her dogs, of course.

Readers may visit her web site at

Here is what I thought.....        
I really struggled with how to review this book. This book is described as a novelization of the movie Risen. Now had I not seen the movie, I might have a better view of the book, but since seeing the film I found myself to be somewhat disappointed in the book. There are a few reasons why I was disappointed. Reason number one, also the biggest reason, the author adds a character that does not exist in the movie. I would have understood maybe if the second character might have been a small character that she expounded on. But that character doesn't exist. There is also an inappropriate relationship between the added character and the character of Clavius. Also the biblical inaccuracies were disappointing.
Now all that being said the writing is very well done. The book is a definite page turner and will keep you on your toes wanting to get to the end. The book in and of itself is good. I would say that I could give this book 3 1/2 to 4 stars.
Thank you to Bethany House for giving me this book in exchange for my review. A positive review was not required.

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