In Claudia of Pompeii: Wife of Pontius Pilate, Grace C. Lindquist brings new life to one of the world's most cherished stories.
When Claudia looks into the eyes of the Jew from Galilee, the whole world comes to a standstill. The stranger gazes past her brillliant violet eyes and looks into the very depths of her yearning, searching soul.
Filled with the first pangs of spiritual awakening, Claudia contrives a way to see the gentle holy man again. Disguising herself as a peasant, she wanders the streets of Jerusalem. Suddenly she finds herself face to face with the man His followers call the Christ.
When He speaks to her, her whole being is suffused with an unfathomable light. In an instant Claudia's life is transformed with new meaning. She longs to follow her new Master.
But there are barriers in her path. For Claudia is not a peasant; she is a Roman matron...and her husband is Pontius Pilate, the stern procurator who rules Judea for Rome and feels the reins of control slipping from his hands.
Pilate cannot understand his wife's fascination with the lowly Jew. In his ignorance, he makes a decision that changes the face of history.