4 Star IHIBRP Book Review: “The Scribe” by Liam Robert Mullen
The Beginnings Of Jesus’ Movement In A Whole New Light!
"Scribe” is a fictional novel that takes place after the crucifixion of Jesus the Christ. It focuses on the life mission of Luke the Evangelist, along with an array of characters, including Mary, Mother of Jesus, several important Apostles, and a set of constructed characters who enhance the telling of Mullen’s story.
Whenever I pick up a novel that is written about that period of history that I have spent a lifetime studying, particularly about the life of Jesus and the early Roman Empire, I look forward to discovering a new perspective on the events and the people of that time. I also expect the author who pens such a novel to verify their facts and make certain that the research they have completed is valid and accurately represents the timeline of events. All in all, “The Scribe” effectively shines a light on many of the customs and traditions that were present during this critical period in history, and upholds the current research gathered by historical and New Testament scholars to date.
Mullen’s story is imaginative and compelling. His writing speaks to the issues of faith, loyalty, and commitment, as he holds the reader’s interest with beautifully written passages that conjure gorgeous landscapes in the reader’s mind. “The Scribe” does contain grammatical errors, inconsistencies in verb tense, fractured sentences, and formatting problems. There are also inconsistencies in staying true to the employment of historical terminology—such as the author’s reference to articles of clothing as “a shirt and jacket”, however Mullen’s characters—both real-life and fictional—are well-rounded, believable representations of the heroes and heroines—the fathers and mothers—who initially led the early Christian community to eventually become one of the world’s most powerful religions.
The journeys of Mullen’s characters represent the journey of each soul that is yearning for something more… something tangible… and readers will enjoy seeing the very beginnings of Jesus’ movement in a whole new light.
Find “The Scribe” by Liam Robert Mullen on Amazon & Kindle at http://www.amazon.com/Scribe-Liam-Robert-Mullen-ebook/dp/B01MQMMTII
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