by Randy Singer (Tyndale)
Critically acclaimed author and veteran trial attorney, Randy Singer pens a novel that has been years in the making. In The Advocate, history comes alive in a way that is both enthralling and enlightening. Upon opening the narrative, readers met a young Theophilus who is learning the art of debate and the origin of crucifixion. When an innocent man named Jesus is condemned to the cross, Theophilus, now a brilliant young assessore, suggests that Pontius Pilate release Jesus in exchange for another. The plan backfires and Theophilus never forgets the sight of an innocent man unjustly suffering the worst of all possible deaths—Roman crucifixion. Three decades later, Theophilus has proven himself in the legal ranks of the Roman Empire. Now he must mount a defense that will keep another innocent man named Paul from execution in Nero’s deranged court.
How this brings more to life: The Advocate is a winning combination of compelling characters and a provoking storyline that will cause you to consider the weightier matters of life.