The last in the series, The Last Temple is a book that surprised me, scared me, excited me, and kept me turning the pages. I haven’t had the chance to read the first two books, but that wasn’t a problem at all. I was able to jump right into this storyline and was quickly engaged and drawn in by the characters, setting, and storyline of this book.
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 follows the protagonist, Vitas, as he is reunited with his wife and is retiring 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.
I’m not a huge history buff by nature, but I was engrossed in all the details and accuracy of the setting of The Last Temple. I was surprised and amazed at how accurately Jesus’ description of the falling of the temple and Jerusalem was. I know that it’s a fiction book, but I truly felt like I was brought back to this time and was watching it all unfold.
It was scary at points for me because of the heartache, struggle, and fear that Vitas had to go through to follow after what he knew he had to do. Exciting all the same to read and be apart of amazing storytelling and truth.
This book will definitely not disappoint. A page turner for sure.
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