blue-eyed Jesus to the more recent, more violently graphic portrayals of his
suffering, Hollywood has trained us to see the savior of the world as just
another victim. To be sure, Jesus Christ endured terrible physical abuse and a
barbaric death, but the night before it all happened, when he prayed in agony,
alone in the garden, he was anticipating a much darker prospect, a terrible
moment that according to Luke's Gospel would cause the sun's light to fail.
The Hush presents an alternative view, a much larger, more
comprehensive look at the familiar story, combining a unique blend of
speculation with the biblical record. Passion and humor and friendship are
exchanged between Jesus and his disciples, while all around them danger and
conflict and unseen posturing mounts. The week wears away, the hours tick down,
the trials commence, and the abuse escalates. Evil is unleashed like never
And then comes the moment when the
sun refuses to shine; as the Lord of the universe is nailed to a tree and
lifted from the earth, the Hush descends.