Jesus Christ is about to start a revolution—but it’s not the one he had in mind!
A never-before-told plot unfolds as the same events described in the Bible are driven by entirely new and plausible motivations of Governor Pontius Pilate, the high priest Joseph Caiaphas, and others.
Why are both men pursuing separate hidden agendas to kindle an uprising against Rome, and why does Pilate really want Jesus kept alive? What role does Lucius Sejanus, the most powerful man in the Roman Empire, play in this multi-faceted conspiracy?
What act, so audacious that people for the next two thousand years would still be outraged if they knew the truth, did Caiaphas and his co-conspirators undertake that also unexpectedly planted the seed of Christendom?
As events unfold that square off Pilate and Caiaphas in the most famous planned miscarriage of justice in human history, follow Jesus’ journey from birth to adult, world explorer to itinerant lay preacher, and eventually to prophet of God.
Even though this story might be considered to be of interest to Christians, it is actually one that transcends religion; a story of love, betrayal, and sacrifice. Tradition has a way of painting characters as black or white, but the truth, then as it is today, is always shades of grey.
The startling conclusions will have you contemplating the many still hotly debated religious concepts in this completely original could-have-been historical fiction thriller.
Kirkus Reviews (highly respected independent book review company) wrote:
“Can a heart-thumping suspense thriller revolve around the life of Jesus Christ? Seepe’s debut novel does just that ... takes the reader for a powerful ride, while the familiarity of the story and recognizable characters add to the intrigue. ... weaves details of first-century society into the suspense, which builds tension and lends authenticity to the plot. Jesus’ first-person account amounts to an exceptional portrait of his developing comprehension of his own divinity, along with his struggles to reconcile his human nature. An intriguing premise with some excellent writing ...”
Barrie Wilson, Professor of Religious Studies at York University in Toronto, and author of How Jesus Became Christian, wrote, “We forget at our peril that Jesus was a political figure as well as a religious teacher … Seepe’s intriguing book takes us into the realpolitik of the time and so places Jesus’ message and mission in its Roman context. It’s an important contribution to uncovering the Jesus of history.”