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Disciple: Book Two of the Seeds of Christianity Series

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Reviewers say:"The author did a wonderful job on weaving history and fact together to make a fast paced and gripping book."..."Two thumbs up! This was a fascinating book..." "Well Done! E G Lewis faithfully tracks the events of Acts, filling in realistic scenarios and vibrant characters..."
The Seeds of Christianity find Fertile Soil; Rivkah and her family convert to the Way of Yeshua.
Temple authorities refuse to buy lambs from Yeshua's ...
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Overview

Reviewers say:"The author did a wonderful job on weaving history and fact together to make a fast paced and gripping book."..."Two thumbs up! This was a fascinating book..." "Well Done! E G Lewis faithfully tracks the events of Acts, filling in realistic scenarios and vibrant characters..."
The Seeds of Christianity find Fertile Soil; Rivkah and her family convert to the Way of Yeshua.
Temple authorities refuse to buy lambs from Yeshua's followers. Unable to survive in their home settlement, they move to Jerusalem. Increasing persecution against Believers forces them out again. Leaving Jerusalem, they head for Antioch with Simon Peter to establish the Church there.
Experience life in the early Church through this well-researched and historically accurate novel as the first Christians struggle to live out the teachings of Yeshua in an often hostile environment. Sit beside the twelve apostles as they partition the world and begin their mission of preaching and teaching. Encounter Saul of Tarsus, the scourge of the early Church and Stephen, the first to die for his faith.
Stand beside Channah as she watches a mob stone the man she loves. Meet Pavlos of Antioch, the mute giant whose actions speak louder than words, and whose innate goodness created a ministry to the weak and helpless. Weep for Eleana, the young Parthian woman who was savagely attacked by a Roman soldier and must now decide whether to bear the child that must be his.
Walk with the early Disciples as they sow the Seeds of Christianity. Historically and Biblically correct.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780982594926
  • Publisher: Cape Arago Press
  • Publication date: 5/10/2010
  • Pages: 324
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Meet the Author

E.G. Lewis writes both Fiction and non-Fiction. A former newspaper editor and publisher, his articles have appeared in many national and regional magazines. He also wrote and directed corporate training films. He has a graduate degree in Economics from Ohio State University and worked in management and corporate planning before becoming a fulltime novelist. He and his wife Gail, an editor and writer, live on the Southern Oregon Coast.
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  • Posted February 16, 2011

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    Wonderful sequel to Witness

    Disciple is the second book in Ed Lewis's Seeds of Christianity series. Book one, Witness, introduced readers to Shemu'el and Rivkah, Bethlehem shepherds, parted by war and slavery, then re-united by love. In the background, Christ is born in a manger, grows up, and dies on Calvary. The author's ability to bring historical periods to life is as powerful in book two as in book one. His characters become part of a Judaic sect who believe in Yeshua HaMashiach-Jesus the Messiah. Moving to Jerusalem, they interact with famous people from the Bible-Peter, Stephen, Saul, Gamaliel.-all called by their contemporary names, all beautifully researched. The feelings of ordinary people, struggling to survive under Roman rule and religious persecution, are as contemporarily relevant as they are historically real. The cities and countryside are beautifully described. And the different civilizations are filled with human depth and authenticity.

    Author Ed Lewis has a wonderful skill with his writing, hiding deep and serious research under simple, honest story-telling. There's no feel of being overwhelmed with teaching in this novel-neither religious nor historical. There's no defensive "This is how it must have been." But there's a powerful sense of "This is how it could have been." Famous events take place off-stage, and family events revolve round love and hope. Even the prayers are simple-no super-hero God answering each gloriously uttered prayer, but serious concern for real people, cries for help, desperation, and assistance recognized only after the event, as in real life.

    The story travels from Bethlehem to Antioch, where followers meet in a carved-out-cave (there's a wonderful picture on the author's website!), till better accommodation is offered them. Wonderful new characters join those remembered from book one. New storylines grow out of old experience. And the whole comes to a delightful close, even while leaving the reader longing for more.

    While the author works on book three, Apostle, readers are invited to read historical notes at the end of the book. To research so deeply and tread so lightly with his fiction is a wonderful talent, and Disciple is another wonderful book, for Christians to share how it might have been, and for the curious to follow a fascinating journey.



    Disclosure: I received an ecopy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

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  • Posted May 22, 2010

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    Entertains, Educates and Inspires - just as promised!

    A fabulous novel from all aspects ... not just as a Christian novel, but historically educational while still very entertaining.

    Characters from WITNESS return and the new ones are terrific. Liked the autistic giant, and found the things the early Christians did to be amazing. I've learned so much. I love that they rescued abandoned babies and raised them. Touching, too, how they ransomed Christians taken as slaves. Like following the same family and watching them grow. Can't wait for the next in the series. Will reread these two again until the third one is out!

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