Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Killing Jesus by Stephen Mansfield
During his holy week of 2014 many will read, watch, and listen to the story of the crucifixion. They will be reminded of what Christ did on the cross for their lost souls. Yet many, having been exposed to this recalling many times, will simply tone out the story, their minds being lost due to repetition and tradition. Perhaps they should read Killing Jesus by Stephen Mansfield.
This telling of the death of Christ, merges Biblical accounts, and historical records, to weave an exciting and insightful look into the life of Christ and those who wanted him dead. Mansfield has given vibrancy to the plot behind Christ's crucifixion, giving the characters some history and motive that might be lost just from reading Scripture.
With such excitement and intrigue, I found myself reading a story with a perspective I had not experienced. I was catapulted into the story, seeing all the plots and espionage that would culminate in the killing of Jesus. Seeing just how bad people wanted him dead has given a new appreciation for what all Christ went through for me. A great book to read.