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|Title: A Death Well Lived|
By: Daniel Overdorf
Number of Pages: 298
Vendor: Crosslink Publishing
Publication Date: 2020
|Dimensions: 9 X 6 (inches)|
Weight: 2 pounds
Stock No: WW571880
Lucius Valerius Galeo personifies the Roman Empire's ambition and dominance. An egotistical centurion, his swagger betrays his arrogance and his blood-stained fists evidence his quick temper. He serves in Judea, quelling Jewish riots in Caesarea's hippodrome and doing the bidding of the governor, Pontius Pilate, from Jerusalem's fortress of Antonia. The Jewish people repulse him.
Lucius grows intrigued when protesting Jews lay their necks open to the swordhis swordin response to Pilate's desecration of their temple. His heart softens when a Jewish couple shows compassion to his children and their mother. His inner turmoil reaches its peak when a rabbi from Galilee arrives in Jerusalem. The rabbi's teaching and miracles force Lucius to wrestle with his deepest assumptions and desires. Will he choose the ruthless power of Rome or the eternal power of Christ?
A Death Well Lived is a captivating tale set in first century Judea that offers hope for the worst among us and the worst within us.