Ben-Hur

Ben-Hur

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by Lewis Wallace
     
 

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Presented in their complete text and updated for easier reading, each story in the Great Stories Collection is truly unique. Each has been rigorously critiqued and selected for the quality of its Christian content, the value in its message, and its ability to bring and bind a family together. In-depth introductions detail both the authors and the times in

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Presented in their complete text and updated for easier reading, each story in the Great Stories Collection is truly unique. Each has been rigorously critiqued and selected for the quality of its Christian content, the value in its message, and its ability to bring and bind a family together. In-depth introductions detail both the authors and the times in which they lived. Many books feature original woodcut illustrations. Complete with thought-provoking questions, these books are keepsakes to be treasured for years to come. Perfect additions to the adult fiction section.

An unforgettable account of betrayal, revenge, and rebellion. Lew Wallace tells the story of a Jewish nobleman who fell from Roman favor and was sentenced to life as a slave-all at the hands of his childhood friend. Years later Ben-Hur regains his freedom in the famous chariot race. Through everything, Ben-Hur has an encounter with the grace of God.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789684323063
Publisher:
Porrua
Publication date:
10/28/1998

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Ben-Hur (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading) 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 95 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I decided to read only well-written and important works during this Millenial Year. I picked up the 'Focus on the Family' publication of Ben Hur as I was exiting our library. I did not know I had just picked up the novel of my life. This book is suplative in every way-wonderful plot, incredible characterizations, historically accurate, and even life changing. General Lew Wallace wrote this incredible work in 1880, and I don't believe this novel could be written by today's writers. There are some of the most perfectly written sentences I have ever read, every line comparable to fine wine that must be sipped slowly for best effect rather than gulped like present-day works. It took me a full month of pleasure to finish this fine work. It can be enjoyed by Christian and non-Christian alike, and will cause those who believe to believe even stronger, while those unfamiliar or doubtful of the Good News of Christ will be quickened spiritually. This book is gigantic in scope and life changing in effect. By the way, I've never seen the movie, but I'm going to check it tonight>>>
Roger Beede More than 1 year ago
I loved this book from beginning to end! It is much better than the movie version!
ML100 More than 1 year ago
Reading the book has filled in the movie. I really appreciated the author's use of language and sentence structure.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Though the movie Ben Hur is good the book is even better
SANDYSZ More than 1 year ago
What can one say about a book that is a classic. (Nothing)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Although I loved the story, the description at some points seemed too heavy and I started skimming over certain parts. Also there are many errors in the text and it was very difficult to read. But overall a great story that I would recommend:)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
THE BOOK IS FULL OF MISSPELLED WORDS AND WEIRD SYMBOLS THAT HAVE NO MEANING WHAT SO EVER.IT IS HARD TO GET THE FULL MEANING OF THE BOOK. WOULD NOT RECOMMEND ANYONE READ THIS PARTICULAR BOOK.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read it a long time a go, but this time I appreciated it more. So beautiful!
Anonymous 3 months ago
This is such a cool story. I do agree that it is slow though
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Educative
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I got this book as a free nook book. It's a "classic" so I figured, "why not?" This book is way beyond overly-descriptive. I found myself actually talking to my book, "I don't really care what the camels are wearing! Get on with it!" The main character of the story isn't even mentioned until page 62 of 435. It took me about 2-3 weeks of forcing myself to read this. If it had been written in 100 pages it probably would have been tolerable. Save yourself some time and watch the old movie version starring Charlton Heston.
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My friend's great great grandfather wrote this book.
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Cool!luved it!
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This is one case where the movie is better than the book. The book bogs down quite a bit in the middle and I found myself saying, "Just get on with it". Still a classic and I can at least say I read it, but the movie is a better, a more thrilling adaptation that stays true to the book.
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