Have I ever mentioned how much I LOVE biblical fiction? This is definitely no exception to my novel-loving rule! Claudia is a precious book, a sweet love story, woven in with the truth found in God’s Word.
What was Pilate actually like? This book describes him as temper-filled, but kind and wishing to do the right thing. In the Bible, he clearly did not want to condemn Jesus to death, wishing to stay out of the matter. As the book describes, he could have felt he had no choice. He may have felt he had to do it, or he and his family would not be safe from the mob.
What was Claudia like? In this book, she actually meets Jesus and is never the same. But Pilate doesn’t want to hear of her faith. Caesar would not approve, after all. And after Jesus is put to death, she comes to realize that though her husband could technically have stopped his death, that it was part of His greater plan to save them all.
Through it all, the difficulties of their lives, they have a sweet love story. And most of all, the Person of Jesus is there, working in each of their hearts!
I would love to read this novel again, and again.
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