Mar 9, 2015


A review copy was provided
Book Details
Author: Richard L. Black
Release Date: March 2015
Publisher: Ensign Peak
Genre: Historical Fiction

A FASCINATING look into the life and times of Jesus~

Two high ranking Roman soldiers impersonate common Jewish men...

In order to follow Jesus to see who he is, what he does, and to see if he is a threat to the Roman empire.

They are to report directly to Pontius Pilate under order of emperor Tiberius.

These two men, Maximus and Androcles, who have fought long, hard battles...

Now find themselves fully immersed in Jewish traditions and living with a family in the fishing village of Capernaum.

They not only watch Jesus teach and follow his movements, but they also question those who have been taught and changed by Him.

Follow Maximus and Androcles as they shed their Roman warrior attire and become Jacob and Levi...

Two humble and nonconfrontational Jewish men questioning- who is this Jesus?

"Is it possible this carpenter from Nazareth is the Son of God? 
Is it possible for a man of war to live a life of peace?"

One you will not be able to put down!

About the Author
Richard earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance from California State University Long Beach. His diverse professional background has spanned from the 104th floor of the original World Trade Towers in New York as an Institutional Stock Trader to a major software corporation working closely with the Department of Defense and the Intelligence Community.

Maximus is his first novel. He defines it as a ten-year research project that became a labor of love. Richard is currently working on his next project entitled Starfish, the saga of a young Danish woman who immigrates to the timber country of Humboldt County in Northern California during World War ll.

Richard grew up in San Diego, California. He and his wife of 39 years, the former Marian Anne Johnsen, from Santa Rosa, California, have called Utah their home since 1993. Richard and Marian are the parents of eight children and grandparents of two beautiful granddaughters and a handsome grandson. Richard enjoys traveling, swimming in the ocean, playing the guitar and working on cars with his four sons.


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