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Claudia, Wife of Pontius Pilate

by Diana Wallis Taylor

She’s never been in control of her own life --- but can she truly surrender all to a stranger in a strange land?

Claudia may be of royal blood, but she has spent her childhood in a guarded villa with her exiled mother and her grandmother. When Emperor Tiberius wrenches Claudia away from her reviled mother, Julia, to be brought up in the palace in Rome, the young woman is adrift --- until she meets Lucius Pontius Pilate and becomes his wife.

When Pilate is appointed Prefect of the troublesome territory of Judea, Claudia does what she has always done: she makes the best of it. But unrest is brewing on the outskirts of the Roman Empire, and Claudia will soon find herself and her beloved husband embroiled in controversy and rebellion. Might she find peace and rest in the teaching of the mysterious Jewish Rabbi everyone seems to be talking about?

Let this epic story whisk you through marbled palaces, dusty marketplaces, and idyllic Italian villas as you follow the unlikely path of a woman who warrants only a passing mention in one of the Gospel accounts, but whose story, as told by Diana Wallis Taylor, is one worthy of legend.

Claudia, Wife of Pontius Pilate
by Diana Wallis Taylor