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Curious about early Christianity?
To be a Christian in 1st century Ephesus, under Roman rule, is dangerous.
The arena awaits, a background threat… one that candidates for baptism are reminded of. The decision might cost them their lives. All it takes is the refusal to burn a pinch of incense and declare that Emperor Domitian is lord and god, and Roman ire declares they are subversive, rebels.
Jews are exempt from this edict, but not the followers of the Way. Sometimes Jews will denounce these Christians. They have, after all, turned from the traditions of the fathers, to follow the sect established by an untrained country preacher.
Join Benjamin, great-grandson of the Apostle John, as he discovers the faith of his family is not enough. He needs to make the choice for himself.
He faces another choice… After his father is attacked in the market place, should he help in his father’s shop, or keep his commitment to accompany his great-grandfather, the apostle John, as he prepares to set out to walk around the other six fellowships in the Roman province of Asia Minor? Smyrna, Pergamum, Sardis, Thyatira, Philadelphia and Laodicea.
Meet the cunning false brethren as they try to lure people into their Gnostic beliefs.
Walk in the shoes of the first believers, see how they lived, what they battled with, and how they coped with the choices and challenges of daily life.
Early Christianity comes to life in this ‘fiction-based-on-fact’ book.