The Spear by the Catholic novelist Louis de Wohl

This panoramic novel of the last days of Christ ranges from the palaces of imperial Rome to the strife-torn hills of Judea – where the conflict of love and betrayal, revenge and redemption, reaches a mighty climax in the drama of the Crucifixion.

For this is the full story of the world’s most dramatic execution, as it affected one of its least-known participants – the man who hurled his spear into Christ on the Cross.

Among his many successful historical novels, Louis de Wohl considered “The Spear” the magnum opus of his literary career.

This book, among many other titles in English, is available at St. Eystein bookstore by St. Olav Cathedral, Schirmers  gt. 1. The bookstore is open Monday to Friday 10-16, Saturday 12-15, and Sunday after high mass.

(Closed on Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday)