Martyr

Martyr

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by E G Lewis
     
 
Reviewers say: "...a poignant finale. Vividly portrayed, deeply instructive, emotionally satisfying."..."Whether you are Christian or not, you will find much to like about this series."... "well-drawn visions from the past, yield a stunning addition to the awesome scope of this Series."
The Seeds of Christianity™ Series Goes to Rome.
Claudius is gone

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Reviewers say: "...a poignant finale. Vividly portrayed, deeply instructive, emotionally satisfying."..."Whether you are Christian or not, you will find much to like about this series."... "well-drawn visions from the past, yield a stunning addition to the awesome scope of this Series."
The Seeds of Christianity™ Series Goes to Rome.
Claudius is gone and Nero now wears the crown. When Peter asks, Shemu'el and Rivkah agree to go to Rome. In a strange convergence of events, their son, Yudah, meets Rhebekka, the girl of his dreams on their way during a stopover on Cyprus.
Meanwhile, a revolt breaks out on the Empire's western fringes. Led by Queen Boadicea of the Iceni, she aims to right the wrongs done to her and wrest the new Province of Britannia from the hand of the Romans. Only a single Roman Legion stands between her and total victory.
Things are just returning to normalcy when a huge conflagration leaves most of Rome in ashes. Voices rise in the street accusing the Emperor Nero of being the incendiary and he searches for a scapegoat. His wife Poppaea, still smarting from Atticus' rejection of her advances, suggests he blame the Christians. She realizes too late that like Pandora, she has unleashed a demon she can never control.
Peter is killed. Who will lead the Church, Shemu'el or Linus? The Christians construct the first catacomb and its niches quickly fill as more and more believers are slain for their faith. As the fatalities rise, Shemu'el realizes they must have a traitor in their midst. But how can he identify this false Christian who's selling out his friends to save his own skin?
Read the stunning epic saga of Early Christianity. Author's Notes Included.

Editorial Reviews

sheiladeeth.blogspot.com - Sheila Deeth
Martyr creates a wholly plausible and enthralling picture of ancient Rome in the time of the first Christians. Favorite characters from earlier tales undertake the perilous journey by sea from Antioch while waves crash and timbers creak. Filled with the sights and smells of ocean and harbor, the hustle and bustle of market and the curious wonder of ancient feast day and procession, the novel�s worth reading just for this.I�m ready to start reading Witness again and repeat the whole journey.
Summit Book Reviews - Heritage Zara
Of course, Peter and Paul, Mark and Barnabas are in Martyr. How could they not be? Yet, the book isn�t about them. It is about the lives of ordinary people who lived in the First Century and how they managed to survive, maintain and spread the Christian message. horrible persecutions of Christians in that time period. However, there is also humor in this novel as well. Rivkah�s interaction with Nasica the rental agent evokes laughter while accurately representing Rome housing conditions.
brucejudisch.blogspot - Bruce Judisch
Mr. Lewis' Biblical-fiction series, The Seeds of Christianity, displays a unique personality as well: a solid start with Witness, acceleration and anticipation through Disciple and Apostle, then a heart-wrenchingly poignant episode with Martyr. Just what you want from a series.Vividly portrayed, deeply instructive, emotionally satisfying; there is much to commend the entire series. It's a journey that will change you...for the better.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780982594957
Publisher:
Cape Arago Press
Publication date:
02/20/2012
Pages:
330
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)
Age Range:
14 Years

Meet the Author

A former newspaper editor and publisher, Edward (E. G.) Lewis' articles have appeared in national and regional magazines. He has also written and directed corporate training films.
Mr. Lewis earned a graduate degree in Economics from Ohio State University and worked in Planning and Corporate Management for many years before deciding to become a fulltime novelist. He and his wife, Gail, an editor and writer, live on the Southern Oregon Coast.

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MARTYR 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
SheilaDeeth More than 1 year ago
A perfect blend of faith, science, history, geography, Bible and great storytelling At last, the final novel in Ed Lewis’s Seeds of Christianity series has been released, and it’s well worth the wait. A fitting conclusion to this well-researched and deeply intriguing set of novels, Martyr creates a wholly plausible and enthralling picture of ancient Rome in the time of the first Christians. Favorite characters from earlier tales undertake the perilous journey by sea from Antioch while waves crash and timbers creak. Filled with the sights and smells of ocean and harbor, the hustle and bustle of market and the curious wonder of ancient feastday and procession, the novel’s worth reading just for this. Soon the family reaches Rome, where characters cope with trials and tribulations of decrepit buildings and corporate greed. History comes alive with real people in situations not so different from those of today. The obnoxious woman next door annoys. The Christian heroine forgives. And the rest of the Christians think she’s just as mad as they would in the present day. A church united by faith threatens to splinter under pressure. And a world united by powerful subjugation begins to fall apart. The horror of a city in flames, the panicked flight of civilians, the madness of a fallen emperor, it’s all in here, well-researched, beautifully portrayed, and even illustrated with truly engaging pictures at the end of each chapter. Did you know what an ancient amphora looked like or what it was used for? The author uses (and explains in his notes) just the right amount of poetic license to bring the familiar and unfamiliar of this time and its people into focus. History, geography, science and Bible research combine convincingly. The whole makes beautiful, tragic sense, setting the scene for the present day in well-drawn visions from the past, and building up to an awesome conclusion for a series of awesome scope. I almost wish it wasn’t over, and I’m ready to start reading Witness again and repeat the whole journey. Disclosure: The author sent me a free ecopy in exchange for my honest review, and I can only count myself blessed to have had the chance to read all four of these books.