Review of Sold Into Freedom by Carole Towriss

Review Title: The Truth About Freedom (review of Sold Into Freedom by Carole Towriss)
Reviewer: Janice S. Garey
***** 5 Stars
For those who love Biblical historical fiction, you will not be disappointed by this excellent work by Carole Towriss. For those who have not read in this genre, this would be a great place to start to whet your appetite for more. The story has immediate appeal as it is told from the point of views of two sideline characters in the true Biblical account. Those who are unfamiliar with the Bible will find an enlightening story to make the times and people come alive. The stories from the book of Acts will feel fresh again to those who have long been engaged with the Bible. Viewing the stories from the point of view of a slave girl and a retired wounded Roman soldier creates compassion in the reader for those in that setting who suffered great loss. Better understanding of differences between religious practices and cultural differences between Jews, Gentiles, Roman citizens, and Christians give much opportunity to feel the stigma and status of each group. Another aspect of the book is that it provides understanding of why the Christians stirred up trouble wherever they went or resided, and therefore how dangerous it could be to follow Jesus and risk everything to help their Brothers and Sisters in Christ.
I won an audio version of this book from a Christian reader’s contest. I was under no obligation to read (or listen) and give a favorable review. I have given an honest review and highly recommend this book to others. The audio version has an excellent reader, too. I look forward to the other books in this series.