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Friday, April 10, 2015

#REVIEW: AD: The Revolution That Changed The World by Dr David Jeremiah

Title: A.D.: The Revolution That Changed the World
Series: none
Author:  Dr David Jeremiah
Published Date: 4/14/15
Publisher: Tyndale
Format: paperback
Pages: 215
ISBN: 9781496407177
Genre: Biblical history
Add to: Goodreads

Rating: 4 stars

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 Bible Continues: 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, NYT best-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 Bible Continues: 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.

Get ready to watch history unfold. The revolution that changed the world has begun!

My Review: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
I really enjoyed reading this book, even caught myself making notes in it, which rarely ever happens when I read books, but I can see myself going back and reading it again, and writing even more notes.
The book starts out with a quick historical introduction to before Jesus was born, from Abraham onwards. It’s quick, and not very detailed, having compressed 2000ish years worth of history into 6 pages, but it’s an easy way to refresh your Biblical history. After the introduction starts the story behind the day Jesus was tried, condemned, sentenced and killed through a very gory crucifixion. Each chapter after that presents the happenings (the disappearance of the body of Jesus and appearance to the women, then disciples) as they occur chronologically, and explains it in understandable level that the every day reader can get, not requiring the reader to need a master’s degree in theology.
It is great to see the immediate present after the crucifixion explained in such easy to understand language, as well as the people surrounding it. I have found the people in the Bible to be very dry and hard to understand at times. Books like these truly bring them to life again in a fascinating way.

I made sure to finish this book before I watched the first episode of the mini-series presented on NBC: AD: The Bible Continues created by LightWorkers Media.

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