The voices are engaging and familiar: the centurion is - appropriately from the pen of the Bishop of Chelmsford - a stereotypical Essex Man, rough and uncouth, but impressed by Jesus in spite of himself. Pilate talks in the tone of a dessicated philosophy don, analysing the nature of truth and meaningful statements. Caiaphas is a senior politician, pompously aware of his status and his responsibility to take the long view.
. . . worth its weight in gold . . . powerful and emotive.
. . . short . . . powerful and moving.