The Wrestler of Philippi

The Wrestler of Philippi A PROVOCATIVE TALE OF THE EARLY CHRISTIANS THIS BOOK DRAWS US CLOSE TO THE PEOPLE WHO WALKED IN THE SAME PLACES AND TIME AS JESUS

  • Title: The Wrestler of Philippi
  • Author: Fannie E. Newberry
  • ISBN: 1584740469
  • Page: 446
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A PROVOCATIVE TALE OF THE EARLY CHRISTIANS, THIS BOOK DRAWS US CLOSE TO THE PEOPLE WHO WALKED IN THE SAME PLACES AND TIME AS JESUS.

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    1. The Wrestler of Philippi had the potential to be a good story. It's set in an exciting time period--the reign of the emperor Nero. It has the plot element of searching for long-lost family members, which is generally interesting. It even had a few scenes that could have been very powerful. However, several flaws spoil the book. I might forgive the cocoa beans, though that is a serious historical error, and I might even forgive the clearly late-Victorian language of the characters, if the charact [...]

    2. An enjoyable tale of the Church in the first century. I liked the way the story started with its center on the family of Hector, Salome, and Herklas, then began to spread out to the people they meet when their household is broken up. There were only two things I did not particularly care for; the first was the underlying theme that if you pray enough, God will give you exactly what you ask (which may or may not have been what the authoress intended). The second was that the Christians did not se [...]

    3. I love this Lamplighter book! It was very Christ-centered, inspirational, and adventurous. The characters are very real, the historical accuracy is superb, and I love the suspense!

    4. Definitely better than a lot of other historical fiction about this time. The portrayal of the historical characters seemed fitting.

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