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Thirty years after the death of Jesus of Nazareth, an exiled Pontius Pilate compiles his memoirs into a history of the Jewish faith and the rise of Christianity. He contemplates his role in sentencing Jesus to death by crucifixion and puzzles at the rapid spread of the teachings of that simple man. A true politician, he denies any blame for his part in Jesus' final hours. Instead, he lays the blame at the feet of the crowd who cried for Barabbas to be released and at the feet of the temple officials who called for his trial. Subtly, Pilate's fascination with Jesus and his teachings gives life to his recital, and glimpses of Pilate's own thoughts and feelings surface. Mills's (Gospel According to Pontius Pilate) expertise with his subject provides unexpected depth to this intriguing glimpse at a man vilified for his place in history. Recommended for all collections.
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"OUTSTANDINGLY ORIGINAL, SUPERBLY WRITTEN, FASCINATING AND ENGAGING."
--Midwest Book Review
This author has come up with a unique concept by novelizing the life of the historical Christ and then telling the story from the point of view of a relatively minor character,... Read morePublished on Aug. 10 2003 by Reviewer Dr. Beth
I found this book to be very enjoyable. It told a very well known story from a diffenent prospective. Read morePublished on Aug. 14 2001
I would never recommend to anyone not to read a book, but I must agree with the reviewer from New York that this novel has a lot to be desired. Read morePublished on June 15 2000
Historical novels are, by definition, not historically accurate, and James R. Mills's "Memoirs of Pontius Pilate" goes a long way toward proving that fact. Read morePublished on May 30 2000
I thoroughly enjoyed "Memoirs of Pontius Pilate" mostly because it was a pleasure to learn so much about Christ and his time and the world in which he lived. Read morePublished on May 17 2000 by Barbara Sarda
One of the best books I have ever read. I think it was awesome. Will keep and read again.Published on May 15 2000
I liked this book and have recommended it to a number of my friends. It is light reading in that I didn't have to go for the dictionary reading it. Read morePublished on May 9 2000 by David S. Rogers
Most people likely think that Pontius Pilate is an unlikely choice as the main character of a novel; how is the reader supposed to sympathize with such an infamous person? Read morePublished on May 8 2000 by Brian T. Howard