The Centurion’s Wife : Acts of Faith

  • by Janette Oke, Davis Bunn
  • Narrated by Susan Lyons
  • Series: Acts of Faith
  • 11 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Three-time Christy Award winner Davis Bunn collaborates with Janette Oke to evoke the tumult of first-century Judea in the wake of Christ’s crucifixion.
Although she prefers service in Pontius Pilate’s palace to a loveless marriage, Leah is betrothed to a Roman centurion. Before he can have Leah, however, he must go on a secret mission. But when a rabbi’s missing body sends Leah and Alban after the same answers, what they discover could change all they hold dear.


What the Critics Say

"Fans of these popular authors will love their joint effort imagining and animating the context of Christianity's birth." (Publishers Weekly)


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Customer Reviews

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More people should listen to this Excellent book.

What made the experience of listening to The Centurion’s Wife the most enjoyable?

The story first and foremost. The authors wrote a great series. The narrator was great. Audible needs to record the other two books.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Both Leah and the Centurion. We can only assume from what little is said about this centurion in Matthew 8:5-10 and Luke 7:6-10 that he was a good man of great faith who had more to do with Christ than we are told in those short verses. I think he is a wonderful character on which to base a story about early Christianity and that this is a wonderful story.

What about Susan Lyons’s performance did you like?

Everything. I don't nitpick the narrator when I listen to a story. I'm sure there are other listeners who could critique the narrator better than I, but to me, she did a great job.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Many. I was especially moved when I first realized that the centurion in this story was the very one mentioned in Matthew and Luke.

Any additional comments?

People, you need to hear this book. With only 69 ratings, even though they are very good ratings, it is no wonder that Audible has not recorded the other two books in this series. Repent so I can listen to those other two books!

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- Bob

Enjoyable read!

Great storyline with a glimpse into 1st century life in Jerusalem following the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Very well written and researched. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Narrator is effective.
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- Marjorie

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-06-2010
  • Publisher: Recorded Books