Testament

Testament

Book - 2002
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Provocative, ambitious and rich in the sights and smells of the ancient world, Testament brings a new perspective to the greatest story ever told.

From Governor General' s Award-winner Nino Ricci, one of Canada's most highly acclaimed literary voices, Testament is a bold work of historical fiction. Set in a remote corner of the Roman Empire at a moment of political unrest and spiritual uncertainty, it re-tells the life of a holy man of enormous charisma who alters the course of human history. Grounded in extensive research, and written with the poetic sensibility that has earned Ricci an international reputation, Testament vividly recreates first-century Palestine in elegant but accessible prose to explore the story of the man we know as Jesus.
Publisher: Toronto, ON : Doubleday Canada, 2002.
ISBN: 9780385658553
0385658559
Characteristics: 456 pages

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Jan 25, 2011

Made the four characters very human. Another example of perspective - observers might not always have all the details to interpret the motives of the perpetrators. ei - things are not always as they seem.

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