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The Knights of Rhodes

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1521 has arrived. A new year in a new world with new nations, new continents, new knowledge, and new rulers. Never before had so much power been gathered in such young hands. The tenth Sultan, the twenty-six-year-old Suleiman, ascends to his father's throne in one of the world's most powerful empires. The rest of the world hopes that the eastern threat has faded. Rhodes is ...more
Paperback, 225 pages
Published February 1st 2010 by Resource Publications (OR)
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Jim
A really good book. Enjoyable historical piece, great theology that you get to dig around for, and a really accessible translation, which I am thankful for. Here we see the subtlety of Lutheran theology and the clash of the theology of glory and the theology of the cross. Also, Giertz has a great way of inserting scenes of touching pastoral care of souls that is distinctly Lutheran and beautiful. While Giertz writes with a Lutheran lens, he does not force any of the characters, most of whom are ...more
Christopher Raffa
A great read. Here are just some of the great quotes:

“We shall all die in one way or another. We all need forgiveness for all that we have done. The most important thing is that one may keep his hand on Jesus when the time comes” [164]

“I only mean that a father does not desire to leave this earth so long as his children need him. To give his life is a grand sacrifice. But it is great and better to live and remain” [194]

"He folded his hands. A great calm came over him. He was not alone. He knew
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Steven
A novel based on the true story of the end of the Knights Hospitallers at Rhodes -- whose fall to Suleiman in 1521 nevertheless helped save the Christian West from the Muslim Turks. This first English translation reads quite well, but wow! is this edition riddled with typographical errors
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