The Last Temple: see below where I'm GIVING AWAY one brand new copy of this book to one of you!
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What if the Antichrist has already been revealed? The third book in a gripping series by best-selling authors Sigmund Brouwer and Hank Hanegraaff is set among ancient Rome’s emperors, gladiators, soldiers, and slaves, in the turbulent years just before one of the most horrendous events in Jewish history. The Last Temple concludes the trilogy begun by The Last Disciple and The Last Sacrifice.
The protagonist, Vitas, is reunited with his wife and retires to Alexandria, determined to live a quiet domestic life. But he can’t avoid the debts that he owes to the men who saved him, and he becomes a key figure in the plot to rid the empire of Nero. It sweeps him into the “year of the four emperors,” when the Roman Empire is nearly destroyed, and takes him back to Jerusalem as Titus lays siege to the great city. Only then, as the prophecy of Jesus begins to come to fulfillment, does Vitas discover the true mission set before him and the astounding conspiracy behind it.
Here's an excerpt from The Last Temple:
Joy In Our Journey's Review:
I was a little bit concerned about reading the third book in a trilogy without having read the first two books. I shouldn't have been worried - this book made a lot of sense to me without books 1 and 2. The characters, plot, and setting are rich with details, and I have read several great books in the same time period before, so this fits in well with what I enjoy reading.
No swearing, no passionate love scenes, nothing inappropriate at all here for me to read. I feel very comfortable allowing my junior high and high school-aged daughters reading this book. Keep in mind, though, that nearly any book written at the time of Nero and this phase of the Roman Empire is going to be bloody. Crucifixions and mentions of other types of torture take place, so be aware of that. I felt that the details were described without overly tremendous amounts of blood and gore.
What I enjoyed most about this book is that the authors took great care to show the emotions and actions of the characters without telling me.
Now I need to find books 1 and 2 and begin reading them!
If your book club enjoys discussion guides as you read books together, you will find The Last Temple discussion guide HERE.
Meet the Authors:
And now for the giveaway:
Tyndale House Publishers has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. No other compensation has been provided.
Hi! I'm Julieanne!