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The man they called Barabbas has come a long way from the wretched prisoner released by Pontius Pilate in lieu of Jesus of Nazareth. He and his wife Chanah are growing in regard among the leadership of Christ’s fledgling ...



We know precious little of the man called Barabbas, a contemporary of Jesus of Nazareth. He is variously described in the historical record as thief,murderer, rebel, and notable Roman prisoner. His release by. . .

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It doesn’t get much worse than the prospect of a three-way civil war, and in a global superpower grown arrogant and complacent in its prosperity, only one influential man leads the peaceful charge against . . .

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M.D. House’s Pillars of Barabbas tells the story of Barabbas, the prisoner and murderer who was chosen by the crowd to be pardoned and released instead of Jesus Christ. In House’s rendering, Barabbas goes on after his release to not only become a Christian, but to ascend to the position of Bishop, teaching and saving others. A powerful message that is intelligently crafted by House.

Pillars of Barabbas provides a strong sense of time and place, so the reader feels as if they are part of the action unfolding on every page. Although set in Biblical times, the author manages to excellently set the scene and create bold characters without using overly stuffy or difficult language, providing an easy and captivating read. The characters are well crafted and realistic, as the story progresses, you will find yourself invested in the lives of Barabbas, Chanah, their children, Paul, and other Biblical figures. Full of Biblical knowledge and Christian teaching, readers who enjoy Christian fiction will not want to miss Pillars of Barabbas.


If you love historical work, Christian fiction, or simply an intelligent read, then Pillars of Barabbas is right for you!

The Lost Chapter, LLC - February 2021 (pre-launch)

"I am always intrigued to read books that try to fill in more context around the Biblical stories - it helps bring the historical time period alive, and it's fun to make conjectures about what might have happened to people in the Bible outside of what we know. I was happy to review I Was Called Barabbas. I found it to be an intriguing dive into the "what might have been" about a character that only briefly appears in the Gospels as the prisoner released the day of Christ's crucifixion."

"The man called Barabbas had done evil, murderous things. It was his time to die, and he accepted that, even embraced it. The torture, both physical and emotional, would end. He was a disgrace, and he would blessedly be no more. But then the Jewish leaders did the unthinkable—they convinced the Roman Prefect, Pontius Pilate, to release Barabbas and crucify Jesus of Nazareth, the famed teacher and healer who they falsely accused of sedition.

This is a fascinating, powerful event from history, and yet we know next to nothing about one of the main participants! Who was Barabbas the Jew? Where did he come from, and where did he go after that fateful day? The records have been lost. Two millennia is a long time."

Guest Post by M.D. House at Historical Fiction Blog

See also Spotlight and Interview with Quiet Fury Books

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Here are some SAMPLES

PILLARS OF BARABBAS Audio Book Sample (Release Date TBD)

Pillars Audio Sample from Ch 2Mike Vincent
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We know precious little of the man called Barabbas, a contemporary of Jesus of Nazareth. He is variously described in the historical record as thief, murderer, rebel, and notable Roman prisoner. His release by the Roman Prefect Pontius Pilate was part of the supernal plan for the Christ to offer himself as the ultimate blood sacrifice, but it’s doubtful Barabbas understood any of that at the time...


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