The Spear

A Novel of the Crucifixion

This panoramic novel of the last days of Christ ranges from the palaces of imperial Rome to the strife-torn hills of Judea—where the conflict of love and betrayal, revenge and redemption, reaches a mighty climax in the drama of the Crucifixion. For this is the full story of the world’s most dramatic execution, as it affected one of its least-known participants—the man who hurled his spear into Christ on the Cross.

Among his many successful historical novels, Louis de Wohl considered The Spear the magnum opus of his literary career.

“Exceptionally powerful … an excellent piece of work!”
Chicago Sun-Times

“A brilliant and panoramic picture of the events and personalities surrounding the Crucifixion.”
Catholic Messenger

“A magnificent novel. It tells from a new and fascinating angle the age-old story of the men and women who were sublimely affected by knowing the Messiah, Jesus Christ.”
Boston Herald

The Spear
Louis de Wohl

Louis de Wohl

Louis de Wohl was a highly acclaimed novelist who wrote numerous best selling historical novels on lives of the saints, many being made into films. His works include Lay Siege to Heaven, Set All Afire, Citadel of God, The Spear, Joyful Beggar, The Quiet Light, and more

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