A few years ago I read The Spear by Louis de Wohl as part of a magazine assignment. It just so happened to be Holy Week that I read it. It turned out to be a wonderful coincidence. Reading The Spear helped my Holy Week to be truly holy, truly spiritual.
The de Wohl historical fiction books are reprints from the 1940’s and 50’s. This title tells the story of a hardened Roman centurion named Longinus. Tradition tells us that Longinus is the one who pierced Christ’s side at the crucifixion.The Spear could also be given to a teenager. Teen son loooves the de Wohl novels, as much as his mom.