The Centurion's Wife

The Centurion s Wife Janette Oke has dreamed for years of retelling a story in a biblical time frame from a female protagonist s perspective and Davis Bunn is elated to be working with her again on this sweeping saga of

  • Title: The Centurion's Wife
  • Author: Davis Bunn Janette Oke
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  • Page: 186
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  • Janette Oke has dreamed for years of retelling a story in a biblical time frame from a female protagonist s perspective, and Davis Bunn is elated to be working with her again on this sweeping saga of the dramatic events surrounding the birth of Christianityd the very personal story of Leah, a young Jewess of mixed heritage trapped in a vortex of competing political agJanette Oke has dreamed for years of retelling a story in a biblical time frame from a female protagonist s perspective, and Davis Bunn is elated to be working with her again on this sweeping saga of the dramatic events surrounding the birth of Christianityd the very personal story of Leah, a young Jewess of mixed heritage trapped in a vortex of competing political agendas and private trauma Caught up in the maelstrom following the death of an obscure rabbi in the Roman backwater of first century Palestine, Leah finds herself also engulfed in her own turmoil facing the prospect of an arranged marriage to a Roman soldier, Alban, who seems to care for nothing but his own ambitions Head of the garrison near Galilee, he has been assigned by Palestine s governor to ferret out the truth behind rumors of a political execution gone awry Leah s mistress, the governor s wife, secretly commissions Leah also to discover what really has become of this man whose death and missing body is causing such furor This epic drama is threaded with the tale of an unlikely romance and framed with dangers and betrayals from unexpected sources At its core, The Centurion s Wife unfolds the testing of loyalties between two young people whose inner searchings they cannot express, between their irreconcilable heritages, and ultimately between their humanity and the Divine they yearn to encounter.

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    1. Davis Bunn Janette Oke

      Davis Bunn is an internationally acclaimed author who has sold than seven million books in twenty languages Honored with four Christy Awards for excellence in historical and suspense fiction, Davis was inducted into the Christy Hall of Fame in 2014 His bestsellers include The Great Divide, Winner Take All, The Meeting Place, The Book of Hours, and The Quilt A sought after lecturer in the art of writing, Bunn was serves as Writer in Residence at Regent s Park College, Oxford University.Davis Bunn also writes under the names Thomas Locke for his epic fantasy and techno thriller novels and T Davis Bunn for books published prior to 2002.

    867 thoughts on “The Centurion's Wife”

    1. Hey, guys . . . You know what just happened to me? I read a Christian Fiction Romance novel. Voluntarily. Of my own choice. AND I LOVED IT TO LITTLE BITS AND PIECES. As I think you all know by now, this is something that rarely, if ever, happens. I don't usually like CFR. In fact, I'm sure a few of you have me labelled in your minds as "Jessica-who-hates-Christian-Fiction-Romance." And until a few days ago, that label was completely accurate ;-) But . . . not anymore. Because this book is just s [...]


    2. I love the idea of a book being written about non-Christians finding Christ during the period of Jesus' death, resurrection and ascension without ever actually meeting Jesus. Here we have Leah and Alban who are separately trying to find out what actually happened to the man named Jesus' body when it was "stolen" from the tomb and if his followers are a threat to Rome. We follow them separately on their journeys for truth knowing that they have been promised to wed each other after the truth is f [...]


    3. ANOTHER DNF, DARN IT! That makes the - what? Third? Fourth in a row? I give up. Biblical fiction clearly isn't for me. I just couldn't with this book. Couldn't get into it, couldn't like the characters, couldn't stay awake. It's not "bad", it's just clearly not my thing. Which saddens me because the premise sounded really interesting and I loved the setting. Oh, well! HOPEFULLY BETTER LUCK NEXT TIME!!


    4. Note: I listened to this on audio.I don’t read a lot of fiction set in biblical times (now that I think of it, I’m not sure I’ve *ever* read fiction set in biblical times unless listening to Adventures in Odyssey counts), but I enjoyed this book from beginning to end. It was sweet, perfectly clean, and it kept me involved enough that even when I had technical difficulties that put the audiobook chapters out of order and I had to fix them and start the whole over again, I didn’t mind. I j [...]


    5. 4.5 stars.This is a moving story of a girl who is afraid of marriage and is betrothed against her will to a Roman centurion on the make. Alban requests Leah's hand - even though he has not met her - because she is Pilate's niece and he wishes to further his career. She dreads the idea of marrying him. This is essentially a love story but so much more. Jesus has just been crucified and both Leah and Alban are charged separately with finding out the truth about has happened to his body. The biblic [...]


    6. 3.5 stars. This was quite an enjoyable read, and I finished it pretty fast. I think the best part of this story was reading about how both Alban and Aleah, in their own seperate ways, came to find Jesus. It was super cool to read about their journey to faith, and near the end of the book, I was completely reeled in. I thought this book was going to be a very boring typical retelling of the ressurection, but it wasn't like that at all, although the beginning did lag. However once Alban and Leah b [...]


    7. I am not a fan of Biblical fiction. Mainly because I feel people tend to fantasize a little too much when it comes to certain things in the Bible. But this book! This book!!!! It astounds me every time I read it. And it is a perfect book to read for this Easter weekend. What I appreciate is that the real people in this story, spoken of in the Bible, seem very real. They don't add things to their characters that are unbelievable. For instance, when Cleophas is telling Leah of meeting Jesus on the [...]




    8. Wow! What an awesome read this book was! Set just after the crucifiction of Jesus Christ through the his ascension into Heaven. This book follows a young woman Leah, neice to Pontias Pilate. She is betrothed (against her will) to a Roman Centurion, Alban of Gaul.Alban is commanded by Pilate and Herod to find out what has happened to the "prophet" Jesus' body. They believe that the disciples stole it and they want to know if there is any sort of revolt planned. These are the terms that they give [...]


    9. I must confess. I only retrieved this book because it was free for Kindle at the time and I knew that Janette Oke was a 'clean' writer. I'd never read any of her work before and honestly had no idea what to expect. It sat in my Kindle library for a very long time, and then I suddenly decided I would give it a try. I figured it would be a nice read, not that it would altogether blow me away as it did.I am a personal fan of the true story of Jesus and the cultural and historical facts surrounding [...]


    10. This book follows the intwined lives of Pilate's niece and servant, Leah, and a Roman centurion, Alban, as they become betrothed, search for answers regarding Christianity, and eventually marry. Leah's and Alban's marriage was arranged by Pilate without the two ever meeting, leaving them both with doubts as to their future happiness. Leah was embittered against such arranged marriages after seeing her two sisters practically sold off as slaves when they were forced into loveless marriages. At fi [...]


    11. This was an enjoyable read. Unlike many Roman books, it limited both violence and romantic (or sexually inappropriate) content. While there were a few too many descriptions for my taste, it was a sweet, uplifting tale and one that I definitely recommend. It did definitely have aspects of suspense, the characters were believable, and the end of the story was my favorite. Recommended!


    12. Of all the books by Janette Oke (co-authored with Davis Bunn), this might be my favorite! The Centurion's Wife is a beautiful, historical-fiction novel based during the time of Jesus' death, resurrection, and ascension. When I started reading, I noticed some things in the writing style that I didn't find to my taste but the story quickly pulled me in. In one sentence, it's a story of a centurion who is sent to investigate Jesus' death and prove His resurrection to be false. (intriguing, right?) [...]


    13. When I pick up a fiction book written by Christians for Christians and it uses an account given in the Bible, I expect the novel to stick to the words and actions given in the Biblical account where the fiction story and the Bible account overlap. Unfortunately, this book doesn't. The Pentecost scene is severely chopped up to shorten it. As for the soldiers guarding Jesus tomb, Pilate puts two of his Roman soldiers under the High Priest's command to watch Jesus' tomb instead of the guards being [...]


    14. One's opinion of this book will be directly related to one's expectations of this book. That makes it a very difficult one to review. There seems to be two main goals to this story: 1- to show what life was like in the area of Jeruselem circa A.D. 33 and 2 - To further the Christian message by re-writing the Biblical accounts in the New Testament from a more personal view. Therefore, if you are expecting a plot driven story set amidst a biblical era background (as the synopsis suggests) you will [...]


    15. Leah is a cousin to none other than Pontius Pilot (yes, THAT one), who becomes a maideservant to his wife when her family's fortunes fail. Alban is the centurian from the Gospels whose beloved servant was healed by Jesus. They are betrothed in the days after the Crucifixion, and each one follows his or her own path in discovering what happened to the missing body of the crucified Jesus.This was written by two beloved and experienced storytellers -- Davis Bunn and Jeanette Oke. I'm almost embarra [...]


    16. You'd expect a collaborative effort between two authors as accomplished as Mr. Bunn and Ms. Oke to be something special, something uniquely satisfying in both form and expression. The Centurion's Wife does not meet that expectation. It leaps far beyond it.In form, the authors have done seemingly the impossible. They taken a historical era trodden upon by so many authors from so many angles and in so many ways that it seems there'd be no verdant literary soil left among all the typewritten footpr [...]


    17. I loved this audiobook. Set in the days following the Resurrection, I enjoyed the insight it gives into the turmoil faced not just by Jesus' disciples, but mainly the rest of Israel - including Herod Antipas and Pilate who are disturbed about the disappearance of the Prophet's body.In this novel, Pilate commissions a trusted centurion Alban from the Capernaum garrison to find out the truth as to whether the Prophet really died, where the body of the Prophet is now, and are the followers planning [...]


    18. This was an amazing book, to put it simply! Basically, Pontius Pilot has sent Centurion Alban to discover what happened to the body of Jesus and Claudia Procula, Pilot's wife, has also done the same with her servant and niece, Leah. What they discover will either change their lives or cost them their lives.Again, this book was amazing. I highly suggest you all read it. It really kept me interested.However, I must warn you that despite the title, this book does not have a lot of romance in it. Th [...]


    19. I'm always surprised when reviewers give low book ratings because the book is from a Christian point of view. "too preachy", "unbelievable" "poorly researched" it was about "blah blah blah Jesus" Christian FICTION people! This is a retelling of the post-crucifixion of Jesus - How Pontias Pilate and his wife both suspected the disciples of insurrection, inciting potential riots and political disruption. There is also the budding love between Leah and Alban, to whom Leah has been betrothed in an a [...]


    20. This was fantastic. It's the first of Janette Oke's books I've read the was not set in the pioneer/frontier days in America or Canada. It was a refreshing change. While I really like her other books, I was ready for a change of setting. This particularly intrigued me because of it's setting in Jerusalem, shortly after the time of Christ's death. It was very interesting to imagine what it would have been like to live at that time. To see how the people learned of Jesus' resurrection and came to a [...]


    21. Golly. This book started off a little choppy, as though they had trouble weaving the girl's and the guy's perspectives together, but it got better and better as you read along. They warmed up into their own special style and WOWZA it was amazing. I loved it. Especially Alban and Jacob!!!!!!!!!!!!


    22. Beautiful book! I was inthralled from beginning to end. This story of Leah at the time of Jeusus' death on the cross is a worthy read. I admire her faith.The author's did a marvelous job of bringing Jerusalem to life at the time of the Passover.


    23. One of the best biblical fiction books I have read (they did their research) and a fantastic story. It is not your normal story, it was different and refreshing.



    24. 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.


    25. 1. I'm not a fan of the modern grammar in this story.2. Having this many Bible characters play a prominent role in the story makes me nervous, as I don't like it when people add a lot of things to Bible characters. But I will admit it's a personal preference.With all this in mind, it is a solid story. It gets the atmosphere of Rome and the new Christianity right and the romance is cute. Recommended 13+ for an arranged marriage, violence, romance, and slavery.


    26. From the first page this one was a "gripper." It held me fast in every possible way: mind, heart and soul. Team written by Davis Bunn and Janette Oke, This is the fictionalized account of the centurion whose servant was instantly healed by the Lord Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew. The authors capture the sights, sounds, and smells of Judea at the time of Christ in the most dramatic and vivid way imaginable. Leah is an adopted slave in the household of Pontius Pilate and, being half roman-half Jud [...]


    27. The Centurion’s WifeIn The Centurion’s Wife by Davis Bunn and Janette Oke, a very lost servant in the Pilate’s household is to be wed to an ambitious Centurion, and finds herself questioning all she knows when the profit named Jesus is crucified. Davis Bunn and Janette Oke’s The Centurion’s Wife captured me with its rare writing style and uncommon way of expression among Christian books.The Centurion’s Wife focuses on what Jews went through after the death of Christ through the chara [...]


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