Saturday, April 22, 2017

Review: The Centurion by Ken Gire

Title: The Centurion

Series: Stand-Alone

Author: Ken Gire

Genre: Biblical Fiction, Historical Fiction, Religion

Publication Date: February 2nd 2016 by River North

Format: Paperback

Source:  I received this book from the Moody Blogger Review Program in exchange for an honest review.   


An ambitious Roman soldier. A stunning crucifixion. An unlikely romance. A long war and a chance reunion—the moving parts that make The Centurion a gripping story of love, duty, and sacrifice.

Lucius has always dreamed of military conquest and Roman glory. Little does he know how a routine crucifixion will change him forever.

Curious about this “King of the Jews,” Lucius seeks out His followers and falls for one Mary Magdalene. But all is interrupted when Lucius is called to lead military campaigns. There the hardships of war, year after year, wear him down to nearly nothing.

When Lucius finally returns to Rome, the city has lost its allure. A chance encounter tests his allegiances, and he must decide who he is, what is real, and what is worth dying for.
This work of historical fiction includes an extensive annotated list of sources.

*** I received this book by the publishers through the Moody Blogger Review Program. Thank you so much to River North publishing for the opportunity to read and review The Centurion! ***

I absolutely loved and enjoyed this book so much that it was a perfect book to read during this time of Easter or After. This book is about Faith, Love and Sacrifices you have too do in your life especially in what you believe in. As you can see I am a very religious person but I am not perfect I have a lot of flaws, so when I read The Centurion I read and drank every word in this amazing book. Because the book is about faith but it is also about so much more than that. Like I said before it is about love and sacrifices as well, but it is also is about in what you see in yourself and what you believe in. And is it right for you too fight for what you truly believe in or should you fight what your other peers and country believe in. I absolutely love reading about the struggle the centurion Lucius Alexander Titus and the disciple Mary Magdalene was going through in this book. I can see that the both of them had a lot of flaws and were in no certain way perfect, but I love reading what the both was going through. I especially love reading about what Mary Magdalene was going through after the death of the messiah Jesus Christ. As you can see this book was told in two different point of views which I did not mind reading two different pov's. I also love how the plotline and concept was well executed and the world building was well rounded and very develop as well as the characters too. I absolutely love the writing style as well which was concise and precise which I was really surprised on how much I love the writing style. You can also see the author did a lot of researches about the specific time era you can also read the sources in the back of the book which I thought that was a great idea to do in a book. But if you couldn't tell I absolutely love and enjoy The Centurion which it was a very powerful book with a lot of deep meanings in it. Now I don't want to go into any details about The Centurion without spoiling it for anybody. But it is a fictionalized story about what happen too the love between The Centurion Lucius Alexander Titus and Mary Magdalene and the struggle and journey they went through in life after the death of The Messiah Jesus Christ. All and all it The Centurion was an excellent read for me that I absolutely love and enjoy during the time of Easter. That I will most definitely try too re-read it during the Easter Holiday's as well!

Ken Gire is the author of more than 20 books, including "The Divine Embrace," "Windows of the Soul," "The Work of His Hands," the Moments with the Savior series, and the Reflective Life series. He has also co-authored "The Birthright" with John Sheasby. Two of his books have been awarded a Gold Medallion. A full-time writer and speaker, Ken is the founder of Reflective Living, a nonprofit ministry devoted to helping people learn how to slow down and live more reflective lives so they can experience life more deeply, especially life with God and other people. Ken is a graduate of Texas Christian University and Dallas Theological Seminary. He has four children and three grandchildren and lives near the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains in Monument, Colorado.

As a bestselling author, Ken speaks primarily on the subjects in the books he has written. In the past, he has spoken at such venues as Bill and Gloria Gaither's Praise Gathering, Billy Graham's Training Center---the Cove, Laity Lodge, Wind River Ranch, Young Life, as well as a variety of denominational and non-denominational churches. He has spoken in the church service itself but has mostly done church retreats. He is available to speak for large, public events as the keynote speaker or for smaller, more private events, such as leadership retreats. In all of his talks, Ken uses a variety of audio-visuals, such as film clips, and so the host would need to have the necessary equipment and someone to operate it. His messages can be anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the venue. Since most of his speaking topics are from the books Ken has written, you can get a greater feel for his talks by first getting the book from, which carries both his in-print and out-of-print books.



  1. This sounds so great! There are aspects here that reminds me of The Robe by Lloyd C Douglas (classic I know - but I love it) Will look into it. Thank you for sharing!

    1. Ohh I need to look into that classic it sounds great. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog Mareli. 😊