Tale of the Penitent Thief (a book review)


Book Description

Young Dismas and his brother, Jotham, are blissfully unaware of the lifelong journey that awaits them soon after their encounter with the young girl, Mary, her husband, Joseph, and their baby, Jesus. Their lives will soon take a very cruel turn that leads through hurt, hardship, betrayal and murder. Follow these two brothers as the story of the two thieves crucified with Jesus unfolds in a new light.

My Review

The Tale of the Penitent Thief is an OK book.  There are a lot of typos (here instead of her, men instead of me, bad punctuation, etc).  The author also changes perspectives a lot, sometimes paragraph by paragraph.  A few times I had to go back a couple of sentences to see from whose view-point we were witnessing.  There’s a twist at the end that seemed unnecessary to me.  And I think the author took a little too much literary license with some of the Biblical stories.  Like, I seriously doubt Jesus’ eyes were blue,, I’m pretty sure the Magi came when Jesus was a toddler – not a baby, both thieves mocked Jesus on the cross, and He was pierced in the side after He died.  It’s almost like an editor hasn’t read it yet. Despite all that, the story is still entertaining.  No, seriously.  It took me about 5 days to read it.  I’d recommend it if you’re just looking for something to read.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze.com® <http://BookSneeze.com> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Published by tammyk777

I want to be as open as possible, safely anyway. If I've been set free in something, maybe I can encourage someone else to seek God and they can be free too!

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