by Joe Mack High >> Trace three generations in an adventurous, thought-provoking story as a Roman soldier sets out on a journey of self-discovery to meet his destiny. In the days of the Roman Empire, Animus’s family was not landowners, and he had never been away from home. Through a series of encounters and adventures, he sets into motion events that ultimately transform him into a landowner and lift his family from poverty. Eventually, his grandson, Cornelius, joins the Roman legion and becomes the First Centurion of the Tenth Legion under Pontius Pilate, where he befriends Jesus. The intertwining paths of these two men bring them together for a final encounter when Cornelius requests that Pilate put him in command of the crucifixion party.