I want to recommend another book by one of my critique friends—ABI OF CYRENE by Mary Lou Cheatham. Check it out on amazon.com.
This excellent story is told by Abi, the wife of Simon of Cyrene who carried Jesus’ cross. We share in the true-to-life struggles between a husband and wife, the growth of a woman’s faith as she finds her own relationship with God, and a heart-squeezing look at the crucifixion of Christ. I am looking forward to reading it again.