What would it be like to be standing by Pilate as he offers Barabas in trade for Jesus’ life? What would you do after the crucifixion as the Roman government changed and shifted as a band of Christ-followers shook the nation? This is the story of the Advocate.
A fictional account written by Randy Singer. Singer is most known for legal/courtroom drama style writing. The Advocate falls within the same vain of writing. Unfortunately this was a not one of the better novels I’ve read. While the subject matter was interesting, the writing fell a bit flat for my taste. I found myself putting the book down over and over again wishing the storyline would pick up while, truthfully, it just never did. A valiant effort with little return.
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At the trial of Christ, Theophilus, brilliant young assessore raised in the Roman aristocracy, stands behind Pontius Pilate and whispers, “Offer to release Barabbas.” The strategy backfires, and Theophilus never forgets the sight of an innocent man unjustly suffering the worst of all possible deaths―Roman crucifixion.
Three decades later, Theophilus has proven himself in the legal ranks of the Roman Empire. He has survived the insane rule of Caligula and has weathered the cruel tyrant’s quest to control the woman he loves. He has endured the mindless violence of the gladiator games and the backstabbing intrigue of the treason trials.
Now he must face another evil Caesar, defending the man Paul in Nero’s deranged court. Can Theophilus mount a defense that will keep another innocent man from execution?
The advocate’s first trial altered the course of history. His last will change the fate of an empire.
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