Twice Freed (Freestyle Fiction Series)
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About "Twice Freed (Freestyle Fiction Series)"
Onesimus is a slave. Eirene is a rich merchant's daughter. Onesimus longs to gain his freedom and Eirene's love. However, he doesn't realize where true freedom lies. He wants nothing to do with Jesus Christ. His master, Philemon, may follow the teachings of the Christ and his apostle Paul... but Onesimus has other plans.
Meet the Author
John Patricia St
St. John worked as a war-time nurse, health-care missionary to Morocco, and president of Global Care, a Christian charity working for needy children around the world.
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This is a wonderful book that imagines what Onesimus' story might have been like. I've always been intrigued by the short book of Philemon and I really enjoyed reading Patricia St John's idea of what the circumstances might have been like. This is not a light read, as St John puts so much into her books with a strong Christian message. I would highly recommend this for young teens looking for a thought provoking read.
Patricia St John is probably my favourite Christian author for children and this is one of her most thoroughly researched works. I enjoyed reading this book aloud to my (homeschooled) children who have developed an appreciation for historical stories with spiritual foundations. I'm not sure that every child would be quite as enthralled without an adult to contextually guide them through the book. St John conveys the essence of the Gospel, leading the reader on a journey from angry resistance to authentic submission. She is a master in discipleship, helping to reveal and unfold deep spiritual issues in her characters and likewise leading the reader along the same path towards resolution in Christ. There are some portions of the book I chose to shelter my younger children from and I would recommend it for mature ten year olds and older (most suited to young teens).