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***** REVIEWS FOR TYNDALE: BEN-HUR BY CAROL WALLACE - 20 PAPERBACKS (US ONLY) - ADDRESSES SENT 10.19.16

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ABOUT THE BOOK (432 pages):

As one of the bestselling stories of all time, Lew Wallace’s Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ has captivated and enthralled millions around the world―both in print and on the big screen. Now Lew’s great-great-granddaughter has taken the old-fashioned prose of this classic novel and breathed new life into it for today’s audience. Coming to theaters in August 2016 as Ben-Hur, a major motion picture from MGM and Paramount studios, the story follows Judah Ben-Hur, a Jewish nobleman whose childhood friend Messala betrays him. Accused of trying to murder the new Roman governor in Jerusalem, Judah is sentenced to the galley ships and vows to seek revenge against the Romans and Messala. But a chance encounter with a carpenter from Nazareth sets Judah on a different path.
Rediscover the intrigue, romance, and tragedy in this thrilling adventure.

Also included: the inspiring story-behind-the-story of Lew Wallace―Indiana lawyer, author, and Civil War general.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Carol Wallace,co-author of "To Marry an English Lord," has written 21 books, including most recently her historical novel "Leaving Van Gogh." Previous titles have included humor, parenting, and social history.

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Melissa Finnegan

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Anne Rightler

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Meagan Myhren-Bennett

Cheri Swalwell

Kris Markovich

Kristine Morgan

Jacqueline Robertson

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Since I've never read the original Ben Hur nor seen the movie, this review is for this book, and this book alone. It is a very well written story. Very easy to read and flows in a very pleasing manner. You are immediately deep in the story right from the start. It never gets too slow and is never racing along either. It has parts that offer excitement, sorrow and joy sometimes almost in the same scene. It is a story about a boy who becomes a man quickly and over a few years time, learns about what true, Christian love is. He must face his own thoughts and feelings and decide how he will live his life. This is not an easy or fast process for him and others in the story. The characters are all well developed and easy to understand. I was given this book with the promise of an honest review. When I first agreed, I had doubts to my enjoying the book and almost regretted my commitment. I am very pleased to say I was very wrong. I truly enjoyed the book and read it in less than a week in the evenings. You will not be disappointed. Not a preachy book at all, full of drama and action but showing God's love for us. This book was given through bookfun.org and my review is posted there as well as Amazon, Deepershopping, Barnes and Noble, Christianbook.com, Goodreads, and Librarything.

Ben-Hur was a great read. While different from the theatrical version, it was a great historical and Biblical portrayal of what really happened in the lives of people during the time Jesus was alive.  Gives me a different perspective for our world today.  I enjoyed the read and was glad I had a chance.   

 

I received this book for free from The Book Club Network in exchange for my honest review.  All opinions expressed are mine. 

Ben-Hur by author Carol Wallace is an exceptionally well written rewrite of the tale originally written by her great-great grandfather, Lew Wallace. In this book the author has made the story easier to follow for today's readers. It is still the same great Christian saga but concentrates a bit more on the female characters of Judah's mother, sister, and wife.

This is the story of Judah Ben-Hur. He is a wealthy, young Jewish manager. His best friend is Messala, a Roman. These two men were raised vastly different right down to Who or what they worship. The story begins with a fast pace as the men are racing and one gets hurt. There is non-stop action, romance, inspiration, violence, murder, intrigue, betrayal, redemption, and the wonderful message of Jesus Christ. This is about true love.

Author Carol did a fabulous job with her modern take on rewriting this book yet keeping it authentic to its original self. The book is well written, organized and thought. Her characters have depth and are so defined that readers will feel they know them. The action is so well described that it made the book hard to put down. I cringed in parts and teared up. My heart broke in parts and also rejoiced.

There is a sea battle that is hard to believe but I am sure things like that actually happened. The races at the Colosseum were brutal. I enjoyed reading about the markets and scenery. I also liked that parts of the Bible were included. The author has some surprises and twists but those were also in the original book.

I definitely would recommend this book to anyone. It is well written and has so many elements to it. I gladly rate it 5 out of 5 stars. It would make a great group study. I wanted to discuss it as I was reading it. I was given the book by Book Fun (The Book Club Network) and this is my honest review. Reviews were posted on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, CBD, Deepershopping, Goodreads, and TBCN.

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