The Soldier Who Killed a King: A True Retelling of the Passion

The Soldier Who Killed a King: A True Retelling of the Passion

A stunning story of Holy Week through the eyes of a Roman centurion Watch the triumphal entry of the donkey-riding king through the eyes of Marcus Longinus, the centurion charged with keeping the streets from erupting into open rebellion. Look behind the scenes at the political plotting of King Herod, known as the scheming Fox for his ruthless shrewdness. Get a front-row sea A stunning story of Holy Week through the eyes of a Roman centurion Watch the triumphal entry of the donk...

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Title:The Soldier Who Killed a King: A True Retelling of the Passion
Author:David Kitz
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Genres:Fiction
ISBN:0825444853
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:288 pages pages

The Soldier Who Killed a King: A True Retelling of the Passion Reviews

  • Annabel
    Sep 01, 2017
    I love this book. It?s good in so many ways. The whole concept is brilliant, telling the story of the passion of Christ from the point of view of the Roman centurion who declared ?Truly this was the son of God.? David Kitz fleshes out the stories we know from the Gospels abou...
  • Debbie
    Jul 28, 2017
    "The Soldier Who Killed a King" is biblical fiction set during Jesus' triumphal entry to resurrection. Our point of view character is Marcus Longinus, a centurion in charge of a gate near the Temple but who ended up present at every significant event. He struggled with profound guilt o...
  • Kimberley Payne
    Apr 21, 2018
    I've never experienced the Easter story in such a unique and interesting way. I highly recommend it! ...
  • Mark
    Aug 18, 2017
    I like it when an author takes a real historical person that not much is known about, and writes a book about them. We don't know much about the centurion who said "surely this man was the Son of God" when Jesus died, but David Kitz spins a story around the little we know to make a gr...
  • Julie Barrett
    Jan 24, 2018
    The Soldier Who Killed a King by David Kitz Wasn't sure I could get into reading this but so glad I got a review copy. What an awesome read. Starts out with Marcus and he's the Roman soldier in charge as life comes to the city for Passover week. Growing up Catholic I was able to fol...
  • Kristin
    Aug 15, 2017
    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I love reading Christian biblical fiction. It's a great way to read a story that we have read time and time again from a new perspective, to get new insights from it. And I love boots on the ground, inside the characters...
  • Janet Sketchley
    Jul 22, 2017
    Remember in the account of the Crucifixion of Christ, the soldier at the foot of the Cross who declared, ?Surely this man was the Son of God?? (Mark 15:39, NIV) The Soldier Who Killed a King is this soldier?s story, told first-person, beginning on Palm Sunday and ending on Res...
  • Kathleen (Kat) Smith
    Aug 11, 2017
    "What would it have been like to live in the geopolitical center of the first-century world, when donkeys and camels were the cars and trucks, conversations over goblets of wine were the social media, and religious conflict influenced every facet of life? What would it have been like t...
  • Meagan Myhren-bennett
    Aug 17, 2017
    The Soldier Who Killed a King By David Kitz A true retelling of the Passion Marcus Longinus has lived for years in the Judean region doing his duty for Rome. But this year the Passover celebration in Jerusalem is unlike any he has before experienced. The city and the people seem...
  • Jimmy
    Apr 01, 2018
    I normally don?t read fiction (besides comics) but I made exception for this book and I?m glad I did. This is a powerful retelling of the last week of Jesus. It is narrated in the first person by the centurion who confessed that Jesus is the Son of God at the crucifixion in Matthew...
  • Lisa Johnson
    Aug 14, 2017
    Title: The Soldier Who Killed a King Author: David Kitz Pages: 288 Year: 2017 Publisher: Kregel My rating 5 out of 5 stars. This story is about Marcus Longinus, a Roman centurion in Jerusalem in 33 A.D. The last thing for this soldier who is tormented by his past to expect is for...
  • Jalynn Patterson
    Aug 11, 2017
    About the Book: A stunning story of Holy Week through the eyes of a Roman centurion Watch the triumphal entry of the donkey-riding king through the eyes of Marcus Longinus, the centurion charged with keeping the streets from erupting into open rebellion. Look behind the scenes...
  • Pat
    May 01, 2018
    I could hardly read fast enough to keep up with the Passion Week events. The scenes played out in slow motion as I was drawn into the captivating and often frightening account of Jesus' capture, mock trials, and crucifixion. Experiencing this historic event by shadowing Marcus, the Rom...
  • Cath Mackay-wilson
    Apr 03, 2018
    This book was an incredible journey into the days and people that bore witness to the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ. David Kitz offers a divine connection to Passion week in a deeper way that is an emotional road towards a better connection with the world of Jesus. Although it is deeply ...
  • Kathy Chu
    Jul 25, 2017
    Reading this book was a very moving experience for me. It brought the story of the passion to life and I found myself thinking about it for weeks after reading it - I still do. I recommend this book to everyone who wants to know more about the meaning of Easter. I had never thought abo...
  • Rachel Parrott
    Sep 08, 2017
    In "The Soldier Who Killed a King" Kitz takes a good concept renders it quite powerfully. My copy was a gift through Goodreads First Reads. ...
  • Sally Meadows
    Nov 23, 2017
    It seems more than fitting that The Garden of Gethsemane, where Jesus prayed to God and was betrayed on the eve of His crucifixion, is the setting of the climax of "The Soldier Who Killed a King." Here, the protagonist finally meets the living God in a gut-wrenching, unforgettably powe...
  • Karen Meyer
    Nov 28, 2017
    We are back in Jerusalem during Passover week. We see the crowds welcome their Messiah as he rides in on a donkey. The head centurion must keep the peace, a difficult task with tensions running high. This book tells the Passion story with rich detail. The scene with Herod and Jesus is ...
  • Deanne Welsh
    Apr 19, 2018
    Excellent book. Thoroughly enjoyed it. A great read leading up to Easter. ...
  • Michelle
    Aug 16, 2017
    `The Soldier Who Killed A King` is a Christian historical fiction book by author David Kitz. It is a one week journey through the eyes of Marcus Longinus, the Roman centurion who oversaw the crucifixion of Jesus (pg# 9). The book includes a map of first-century Jerusalem to guide you ...
  • Sabrina Autumn
    Dec 13, 2017
    A first, the beginning of this novel took my mind back to the movie Risen. As I kept reading, the novel blossomed into so much more. Kitz, excellent job staying super close to the biblical accounts surrounding the death, burial, and resurrection of my Lord Jesus Christ. The fictio...
  • Russell Fellows
    Apr 10, 2018
    Here is my review of David Kitz?s book, The Soldier Who Killed a King. Summary (from Amazon): A stunning story of Holy Week through the eyes of a Roman centurion Watch the triumphal entry of the donkey-riding king through the eyes of Marcus Longinus, the centurion charged wi...
  • Eva
    Jan 19, 2019
    Like the classic, The Robe, but better This book, like The Robe, tells the story of the crucifixion of Jesus from the centurion's point of view. This book is very effective in giving "flesh" to Jesus, seeing how the miracles he did felt to the ones he helped. It is based on hi...
  • Glynis Belec
    Sep 20, 2017
    The Soldier Who Killed a King is not a light read that fills me with superficiality and indifference about something that happened in history. Instead I am transported to a place filled with conflict, violence, emotional turmoil, restlessness and intrigue via the powerful character of ...
  • Molly Jaber (Cover To Cover Cafe)
    Aug 19, 2017
    When it comes to fiction books that are centered around Biblical times, it takes a really good author to hook me into the story line. Don't get me wrong, I love reading my Bible, however, not every author can create a story that brings the Biblical portion off the book pages and to the...
  • Paulette Rose
    Jul 02, 2018
    PRAISE TO THE SON OF GOD!!!! What a tremendous story!! This may be fiction but it is very closely knit with Scriptural account of Jesus' crucifixion and Resurrection. Oh, how my heart broke over the gruesome account of His crucifixion...I couldn't read some of the worst brutal part...
  • Mary Hoyer
    Aug 21, 2017
    Interesting Had never given a thought to the Roman soldiers lives. This made an interesting perspective. Made you feel you were right there. Perhaps they became believers ...
  • Hope
    Jul 07, 2017
    I never read a book about this subject told in this way so it was an interesting read but that was all that it was. It lacked a certain something to me. ...
  • Lila Diller
    Mar 31, 2018
    I don't know what to say about this book. My feelings are mixed. It was graphic in places, but that was necessary to get the full impact of what Jesus suffered. It was depressing and gut-wrenching in places. But the beautiful ending made me tear up. I think the ending could have had...
  • Nicole Wegscheider
    Oct 23, 2017
    This historical account is definitely a page-turner. The book, The Soldier Who Killed A King is a captivating story. This tale reveals a soldier?s perspective of the powerful events leading to the King of King?s death. Author David Kitz has a unique ability to make the story com...