Memoirs of Pontius Pilate: A Novel

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Ballantine Books, 2001 - Fiction - 240 pages
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It's been thirty years since he sentenced the troublemaker to die,
but Pontius Pilate can't get Jesus out of his mind. . . .

Forced to live out his life in exile, Pontius Pilate, the former governor of Judea, is now haunted by the executions that were carried out on his orders. The life and death of a particular carpenter from Nazareth lay heavily on his mind. With years of solitude stretched out before him, Pilate sets out to uncover all he can about Jesus—his birth, boyhood, ministry, and the struggles that led to his crucifixion. With unexpected wit and candor, Pilate reveals a unique, compelling picture of Jesus that only one of his enemies could give.

In a vibrant, inventive, completely engaging novel that places Jesus and his teachings in a wonderfully accurate historical setting, James R. Mills has created nothing less than a new gospel that illuminates the beginnings of Christianity from an astonishing and unexpected point of view.

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User Review  - Dana - Goodreads

This short novel (a two-evening read) tells the story of Jesus from the cynical first-person perspective of Pontius Pilate, writing 30 years later. The author weaves a lot of historical background ... Read full review

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Mills, has been a teacher, historian, and California State Assembly member and senator, was described by John F. Kennedy as one of the finest young men in politics.

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