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Hold the Faith (Apostle John Series)

Susan M B Preston

Hold the Faith (Apostle John Series)

Susan M B Preston

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To be a Christian in 1st century Ephesus, under Roman rule, is dangerous.

The arena awaits, always a background threat... and one that candidates for baptism into the Christian faith are reminded of by their mentor.

It is a decision to make the commitment could cost them their lives.

All it takes is the refusal to burn a pinch of incense and declare that Emperor Domitian is lord and god... and Roman ire declares they are subversive, rebels.

Jews are exempt from this edict, but not the followers of the Way. Sometimes they will denounce these Christians. To them they are apostates who have turned from the traditions of the fathers, to follow the sect established by an untrained country preacher.

Join Benjamin, great-grandson of the Apostle John, as he discovers the faith of his family is not enough. He needs to make the choice for himself.

He faces another choice... After his father is attacked in the market place, should he help in his father's shop, or keep his commitment to accompany his great-grandfather, John, as he prepares to set out to walk around the other six fellowships in the Roman province of Asia Minor? Smyrna, Pergamum, Sardis, Thyatira, Philadelphia and Laodicea.

Meet the cunning false brethren as they try to lure people into their Gnostic beliefs.

- Walk in the shoes of the first believers
- See how they lived
- What they battled with
- And how they coped with the choices and challenges of daily life.

Early Christianity comes to life in this 'fiction-based-on-fact' book.

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About "Hold the Faith (Apostle John Series)"

To be a Christian in 1st century Ephesus, under Roman rule, is dangerous.

The arena awaits, always a background threat... and one that candidates for baptism into the Christian faith are reminded of by their mentor.

It is a decision to make the commitment could cost them their lives.

All it takes is the refusal to burn a pinch of incense and declare that Emperor Domitian is lord and god... and Roman ire declares they are subversive, rebels.

Jews are exempt from this edict, but not the followers of the Way. Sometimes they will denounce these Christians. To them they are apostates who have turned from the traditions of the fathers, to follow the sect established by an untrained country preacher.

Join Benjamin, great-grandson of the Apostle John, as he discovers the faith of his family is not enough. He needs to make the choice for himself.

He faces another choice... After his father is attacked in the market place, should he help in his father's shop, or keep his commitment to accompany his great-grandfather, John, as he prepares to set out to walk around the other six fellowships in the Roman province of Asia Minor? Smyrna, Pergamum, Sardis, Thyatira, Philadelphia and Laodicea.

Meet the cunning false brethren as they try to lure people into their Gnostic beliefs.

- Walk in the shoes of the first believers
- See how they lived
- What they battled with
- And how they coped with the choices and challenges of daily life.

Early Christianity comes to life in this 'fiction-based-on-fact' book.
- Koorong

Meet the Author

Susan M B Preston

Since the early 1980s, Susan Preston has been involved in planning and running children's ministry programs for various mainline churches. She has authored several 'help' books for children and is a registered trainer and assessor, with extensive experience in teaching computer use. Susan has turned her hand to writing historical fiction that brings the early church to life. She lives in Western Australia.

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  • Catalogue Code 447524
  • Product Code 9781514442876
  • ISBN 1514442876
  • EAN 9781514442876
  • Pages 368
  • Department General Books
  • Category Fiction
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Xlibris
  • Publication Date Nov 2015
  • Dimensions 229 x 152 x 21 mm
  • Weight 0.540kg

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