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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,494 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Janette Oke, T. Davis Bunn Narrator: Susan Lyons Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Acts of Faith Series Release Date: December 2008 ISBN: 9781440790973
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Three-time Christy Award winner Davis Bunn collaborates with Janette Oke to evoke the tumult of first-century Judea in the wake of Christ’s crucifixion. Although she prefers service in Pontius Pilate’s palace to a loveless marriage, Leah is betrothed to a Roman centurion. Before he can have Leah, however, he must go on a secret mission. But when a rabbi’s missing body sends Leah and Alban after the same answers, what they discover could change all they hold dear.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Katrina | 2/19/2014

    " This one was pretty good except that it was about JESUS and somewhere near the end I started skimming because it was all "blah blah Jesus blah blah Jesus blah blah Jesus." Note to self, read every word on the back of the book before purchasing said book. If book says "A sweeping saga of the dramatic events surrounding the birth of Christianity" that means its about JESUS! I did end up buying West of Eden by Harry Harrison but I only got half way through it. I kinda lost interest when the dinosaur lady started boffing the human kid. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lydia | 2/19/2014

    " It's hard to fit theology into a fiction romance/adventure novel. The theology came across as cheesy and canned in the places where fiction turned into not-so-subtle evangelism. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lori Hurles | 2/18/2014

    " I usually love historical fiction, I had a hard time finishing this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Billie Paulus | 2/11/2014

    " Truthful, uplifting, historical testimony of the way God works with anyone in any circumstance.. all 3 books of the Acts of Faith trilogy are about women living lives for God. I highly recommend for anyone, but especially girls on the brink of adult hood. Very convicting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel Boone | 2/11/2014

    " I really enjoy historical fiction, so I liked reading this book. I hope to read the second book soon. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elaine B. | 2/8/2014

    " wonderfully written and an insight to some Bible text that set the scene for me many years ago in Sunday School. I have a whole new appreciation to Christ's death & Resurrection. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cathy Spicer | 2/5/2014

    " B; Had to start over to really get into it. Was the tale of Leah in the days after Jesus' crucifixtion. I enjoyed this fictional tale of what may have been happening in Pilate's home and was encouraged by the characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 April | 1/18/2014

    " I enjoyed the story. It was a quick easy read. I enjoyed a story from the onlookers of the Saviors time of the earth. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melanie | 12/27/2013

    " Historical fiction--takes place in Jerusalem area directly following Jesus' death. Interesting perspectives, gave some insights to the political/social structure of the time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 12/13/2013

    " Loved this book! Partly because of having travelled to Caesarea and Jerusalem last year, so I could picture what the area looked like. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lizzy | 12/4/2013

    " A little slow, but it gripped me from the start. Interesting interpretation of the accounts of Jesus of Nazareth. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Antzak | 11/25/2013

    " Enjoyed reading all the history and customs of this era as I've not read much about life during the time of Christ. Did think the ending was rushed a little and would've like to know more about the life of the protagonists as they started their life together. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tina | 11/15/2013

    " When you haven't read a Janette Oke book in awhile... well, sometimes it good to pick her up again. A quick, easy read, with some interesting insights into the political scene right after Jesus' death and resurrection. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katy | 10/25/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book. It is a historical fiction and takes place in Jerusalem in the days after Jesus' death on the cross. It was an interesting story and I learned about some of the culture and political background of that time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Loraine | 9/26/2013

    " The Centurion's Wife is a great biblical read that takes places just after the death of Jesus. Once again Oke & Bunn have done great research and developed characters that will be well remembered. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Highland-dreamer | 8/16/2012

    " This was ok. I didn't get into the book until half-way through. I knew much of the historical details, so I felt like the story was redundant. (The first part anyway). The second half was much better and enjoyed the way the two main characters got together. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynn | 7/20/2012

    " the book was good. It got a little slow and long in the middle. But it was interesting how they made the events blend into the sotry of Christ. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 7/20/2012

    " More historical than romance. Interesting perspective of the events following the crucifixion of Jesus. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Martha | 5/5/2012

    " Very enjoyable. It was a good book about developing faith in Christ and learning who He is. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 D'anah | 2/15/2012

    " Entertaining and "takes you there". Well written. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nisha | 10/13/2011

    " Quick, easy read, not bad for the Christian fiction genre. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan | 5/18/2011

    " Just loved this one! Very enjoyable read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandra | 5/9/2011

    " Good Christian story told from a different aspect of Jesus death and resurrection. I would recommend and I will read more of Bunn and Oakes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melanie | 5/3/2011

    " Historical fiction--takes place in Jerusalem area directly following Jesus' death. Interesting perspectives, gave some insights to the political/social structure of the time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elaine | 4/28/2011

    " This was amazing! Full review coming soon! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elizabeth | 4/16/2011

    " I did not know what to expect from this book. I love reading history books (the kind that helps you learn without you knowing that you learned something.) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cherilee | 4/11/2011

    " It would have been 4 stars but it was supposed to be a romance but the romance part was a little lacking. However, the rest of the story was great and a very interesting read. It is one of those feel good books:) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katy | 3/23/2011

    " I really enjoyed this book. It is a historical fiction and takes place in Jerusalem in the days after Jesus' death on the cross. It was an interesting story and I learned about some of the culture and political background of that time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebekah | 3/15/2011

    " This was a really sweet book, it was an easy and quick read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Phyllis | 3/8/2011

    " Not as bad as I thought it would be - more historical - less religious. Written fairly well. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beth | 3/5/2011

    " This book was great. The history and times of Jesus death and the secrecy surrounding it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judy | 3/5/2011

    " I could not put this down, the story pulled me in but I was disappointed with the ending, left me hanging and I hope there is a 2nd one coming. "

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About the Author
Author Janette Oke

Janette Oke, recipient of the 1992 ECPA President’s Award for her significant contribution to the CBA industry and to Christian fiction, has also been awarded the coveted Gold Medallion Award for fiction. Oke and her husband live in Alberta, Canada.

About the Narrator

Susan Lyons has appeared on numerous television shows, including A Country Practice, Police Rescue, Something in the Air, and All Saints. Among her film credits are Winds of Jarrah and In a Savage Land. She is married to Tony Award–winning actor Jefferson Mays.