Saturday, May 10, 2014
The Advocate By: Randy Singer
Have you ever wondered how people lived in Jesus’ time? How court was held during Caesar’s time? Or imagined the gladiator fights, or Paul’s case before Nero? Here’s your chance to experience all this firsthand.
Theophilus is the advocate who defends people brought to trial. He is present when Jesus is performing miracles and brought before Pilate. How could the Nazarene be so serene when he is accused? Theophilus thinks on this over the years, and when he is asked to defend Paul, he is ready with his questions regarding Jesus.
By the end of the book, there is a band of Christians being killed. My faith and hope were encouraged witnessing their stand of faith in the midst of persecution. They held firm to God’s kingdom will prevail. The Spirit of the Lord casts out fear, for we should only fear the one who has authority over both body and soul. In all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. They endured all so they could hear these words: Well done, good and faithful servant.
The Advocate is a legal thriller following Theophilus’ life and the people he defends, all leading up to his defense of Paul. Theophilus—lover of God—maybe there is a small part of Theophilus in all of us. Be strong in the Lord.
The Advocate is a page-turning legal thriller. I look forward to reading more books by this author. I received this book free from Tyndale Publishing in exchange for an honest review.