Perpetua

Perpetua

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by Amy Peterson
     
 
Perpetua is an historical novel based on the real life and death of a young Roman noblewoman. Perpetua was martyred in the amphitheater of Carthage in 203 AD, but kept a diary of her arrest and time in prison. While many martyrs were poor or illiterate, Perpetua was neither. A new mother, a noblewoman, wealthy, highly educated... she had much to lose, and she chose to

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Perpetua is an historical novel based on the real life and death of a young Roman noblewoman. Perpetua was martyred in the amphitheater of Carthage in 203 AD, but kept a diary of her arrest and time in prison. While many martyrs were poor or illiterate, Perpetua was neither. A new mother, a noblewoman, wealthy, highly educated... she had much to lose, and she chose to give it all away for the privilege of dying for Jesus. The novel expands her diary to include the less than three years between her conversion and her execution. As she experiences love, life, persecution and self-discovery, we are taken along on her heart journey. All the while danger is building ... the shadow of death encroaches ... betrayal and jealousy threaten to expose her faith to the Roman authorities. And by the time she is willing, even eager, to give her life, we are with her rejoicing at the chance to die, hoping for the same chance ourselves.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780972927642
Publisher:
Charisma Media
Publication date:
02/10/2004
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.20(d)

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Perpetua 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Perpetuas story is one of the most beautiful books I have ever read. Her life was filled with everything the world desires, but she chose what the world cannot ever offer.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was awesome. I could not stop reading it and spent one night almost sleepless tearing through it. Amy writes beautifully and all who read this book will be blessed by the passion of this story.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This IS a deep book, bringing the legendary young martyr/noblewoman, Vivia Perpetua to life. Her spiritual journey--from a frivolous girl to a sensitive young woman deeply in love with God--is entangled with the merciless paganism and corruption of ancient Carthage. Now, as our own society--and the world--is being terrorized by murderers who slaughter innocents with their own deaths, and are proclaimed by violent activists as 'martyrs', PERPETUA offers a reminder: true martyrs never seek the deaths of others, longing instead to live and serve their Creator in Love.