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Twice Freed

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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.
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Overview

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.
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"If you like this, you'll love these

Take a look at Corin's Quest and King Arthur's Ransom by Donna Vann. These two books take historical time periods and bring them to life for young people. With strong Christian messages throughout these books are ideal reads for the youngsters in your school or family." ~ Catherine MacKenzie (Author and CF4K Editor)

From the Publisher
"If you like this, you'll love these

Take a look at Corin's Quest and King Arthur's Ransom by Donna Vann. These two books take historical time periods and bring them to life for young people. With strong Christian messages throughout these books are ideal reads for the youngsters in your school or family." ~ Catherine MacKenzie(Author and CF4K Editor)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781845503956
  • Publisher: Christian Focus Publications
  • Publication date: 9/20/2004
  • Series: Freestyle Fiction 12+
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 321,622
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Patricia St. John spent 27 years as a dedicated missionary to North Africa - and was also a prolific children's writer. Her books are loved and treasured around the world. Some have been turned into stirring films. Gripping adventures which cover real life issues are her hall-mark.
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  • Posted September 28, 2010

    a lovely story

    This is Miss St. John's historical fiction account of Onesimus, the slave mentioned by the apostle Paul in the book of Philemon. It portrays what might have been the possible background of Onesimus, his relation to the family of Philemon, the reason why he ran away, how he came to be with Paul in Rome, and the circumstances of his return. There might be a few details that one could consider Biblically inaccurate, but they are minor. Even the fictional elements created by the author are well within the realm of reasonable possibility.
    According to a note from Hazel St. John, Patricia's sister, when Patricia was about thirteen years old, her imagination was captured by the story of Onesimus and she wanted to write a novel about it, so she went to the library to research the ancient Greek and Roman world, producing a manuscript on lined penny notebooks that was later, unfortunately, lost in a move. However, in 1966, she and Hazel set out from Beirut in a small Volkswagen, with a tent and a camping stove, to visit every place mentioned in Paul's journeys, including Colossae where Onesimus evidently lived and Rome where Paul was imprisoned. This book is the result of that journey. It is truly a lovely story of repentance and forgiveness that I found both interesting to read and beneficial to consider.

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