The Centurion

The Centurion
By Ken Gire / Moody PublishersThe Centurion  -     By: Ken Gire

Meet Lucius, the centurion in charge of Jesus’ crucifixion. His life would change forever that day, but it would take years for him to realize it.While trying to make sense of what happened, he meets a woman who seems to understand who Jesus was, why he was so different ; a woman named Mary Magdalene.There is an obvious attraction between Lucius and Mary, but each has other roles to carry out. When they finally meet again, will they be on the same side?

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The Centurion is a fictional account concerning the journey, choices, and events of two individuals; Lucius, a Roman soldier, and Mary, a true follower of Jesus waiting for Jesus’ return. Their loyalties and choices keep them apart, traveling in different directions to reach a different end. The question is, “Will their loyalties lead them back to each other and will they end up sharing the same loyalty focus?”. 

The fictional events are taken from true factual events and expounded upon. In the back of the book can be found history, culture, and where to locate the facts which support and inspire the fiction.

I thought The Centurion was something I could not put down. While reading I could recall some of the same events that I have read from God’s Word, the Bible. The Centurion held my interest with each chapter to its end and then propelling me onward to the next chapter. I recommend The Centurion.