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The New Testament Gospels contain several interactions between Jesus Christ and centurions (a Roman military officer in charge of one hundred soldiers).

Starting with the assumption that the centurion in each case is the same individual, Leonard Wibberley creates a moving narrative of Christ’s Ministry and Passion. This novel offers fascinating insights into the historic r
Hardcover, 251 pages
Published 1966 by William Morrow & Company, Inc.
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Louise Bergin
Apr 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Christians
Shelves: print-books
I first read this book over 45 years ago, and it has stayed in my memory all these years. I especially would think about it at Easter. This year (2019), I finally re-read the story, and it still moved me. The protagonist is the centurion featured in three of the Bible stories about Jesus's Passion. This is not the first nor only time I've read an author's take on this person. Like Lloyd Douglas's The Robe, I will be reading it again--and sooner than another 45 years! ...more
Chris Brown
Apr 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
This a nice, breezy story that was fun to read. Had some great details from the era woven into the story. Not an epic like The Robe, but not as long, either.
John Arden
Jun 21, 2020 rated it it was ok
Nothing special, just a retelling of part of the New Testament. Not particularly noteworthy.
Douglas Boren
Aug 17, 2016 rated it liked it
A nice addition to looking at a familiar story. The idea of telling the story of Christ as seen through the eyes of the Roman Centurion who was ultimately assigned to crucify him is intriguing to say the least. This is well written, and keeps your attention easily. It's not a long book, and can easily be read in a few days, or less. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes stories about Christ. ...more
Philip Omdahl
Dec 16, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Centurion Longiness

A captivating and well written novel of the Roman officer charged with carrying out the crucifixion of Jesus. A little byplay from the Gospels is interesting and serves more the realism if the Centurion's dilemma.
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