Synopsis: When Pontius Pilate ordered the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, he thought he was putting an end to the Jewish uprising that had been threatening the authority of the Roman Empire. What Pilate didn’t realize, however, was that real revolution was just getting started.Based on the epic NBC television series, A.D. The Revolution that Changed the World is a sweeping Biblical narrative that brings the political intrigue, religious persecution, and emotional turmoil of the Book of Acts to life in stunning, vibrant detail. Beginning with the crucifixion, NYTbest-selling author and Bible teacher Dr. David Jeremiah chronicles the tumultuous struggles of Christ’s disciples following the Resurrection. From the brutal stoning of Stephen and Saul’s radical conversion, through the unyielding persecution of Peter and the relentless wrath of Pilate, Jeremiah paints a magnificent portrait of the political and religious upheaval that led to the formation of the early Church.Complete with helpful background information about the characters, culture, and traditions included in the television series, A.D. The Revolution That Changed the World is not only a riveting, action-packed read, it is also an illuminating exploration of one of the most significant chapters in world history.
Thoughts: I was thrilled to get a copy of this book so that I could read it before I got too far into the television series.
Although I have read the book of Acts several times in my life as part of reading the Bible each year cover to cover, I found some new information in Dr. Jeremiah's commentary that gave me a slightly different perspective. I also enjoyed the sidebars throughout the book which provided insight into the culture at the time.
I actually listened to the audio version and read along with it, so I can say that both versions are well done, although I prefer the print version.
**This book was provided free of charge by Tyndale House Publishers in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are entirely my own.**
My rating: Five stars