This is a special 10th Anniversary release of one of Robinson’s earliest works, and even in this story you can see the promise of the excellent storyteller he would become. This was back during Robinson’s more explicitly Christian writing days, and he comes through with a fresh look at the single most famous man in history. The time travel aspects are also done really well, with a rare and fairly fresh take on the idea.
The original edition of this continues to be one of my favorite books from Robinson, and indeed it was the very first book of his I ever read – I’ve now read all but less than a handful. Yes, it was that good that it got me hooked for about four dozen books over the last decade. You really can’t go wrong with this book – even if you’re not a Christian. It is simply an amazing story that has stood the test of time. (And hey… maybe it could yet be used in his Avengers Level Event he recently kicked off in another book…)
This review of The Didymus Contingency by Jeremy Robinson was originally published on December 29, 2015.