Saturday, January 19, 2013

Review: The Didymus Contingency

The Didymus Contingency
The Didymus Contingency by Jeremy Robinson

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Goodreads Synopsis: If you could go back in time...and witness any event...where would you go? When Dr. Tom Greenbaum faces that question after successfully discovering the secret to time travel, he knows the time, place and event he will witness: the death and failed resurrection of Jesus Christ. Dr. David Goodman, Tom's colleague and closest friend follows Tom into the past, attempting to avert a time-space catastrophe, but forces beyond their control toss them into a dangerous end game where they are tempted by evil characters, betrayed by friends, pursued by an assassin from the future and haunted by a demon that cannot be killed.

My Thoughts: Someone referred me to this book eons ago. I tried for a long time to scare up a copy of it but failed. When it was finally put out for the kindle, I got a copy. I finally read it.

This was not what I thought it was going to be based on the synopsis...I thought the time travelers would show up at the crucifiction and just witness that event. But that wasn't the case at all. David and Tom, aka Didymus, actually show up a few years earlier and travel with Jesus. Robinson did a fantastic job of weaving those oh so familiar parables and events into a concise storyline. It was fascinating to be transported to that time and those events. Made for a really hard book to put down. And the neat thing was that Tom and David had to very different opinions regarding the events. One of them could be described as an atheist, and the other was a "believer".

It was an uplifting read...which really took me by surprise. And it's one I haven't stopped thinking about.

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