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To the Ends of the Earth

3.38  ·  Rating details ·  81 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
The bestselling author of The Quilt weaves together a tale of political, religious, and personal conflict during the rise of Christianity. A Carthaginian merchant journeys to Constantinople to find riches and power, but finds a ruthless government ruling in the name of Christendom.
Paperback, 352 pages
Published May 5th 1997 by Thomas Nelson (first published 1996)
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May 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
To the Ends of the Earth starts off slow, but this is because it is a character driven story more than it is an action/adventure or thriller. The build up pays off, and once you clear the first half and understand the true nature of Travis, Raffa, Hannibal, and Lydia, the author is free to really get into their purpose and the circumstances they must overcome.

This is a novel that tells the story of a pagan's journey towards Christianity, and the very real struggles Christianity faced in the Roma
It was a little hard keeping up with the story. One of the main reasons is that it takes place at a time when there was very little written about the church. Constantine has just died and his sons are fighting amongst themselves for power, even though it might mean death for Christians. I do not know where this story starts out from because no name of a place is given until Travis sets foot in Carthage. After that you can at least keep up with his travels into the Mediterranean as you keep up wi ...more
Jun 15, 2018 rated it liked it
interesting book about the struggle of the early church
Jun 25, 2010 rated it it was ok
I wasn't that fond of this one. Some parts I really enjoyed, but the main story seemed a bit long winded.
Mar 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
Enjoyed reading about Istanbul - back when it was a thriving Constantinople, full of intrigue and a rising competition to Rome, as the Empire began to splinter.
Steven Raszewski
Dec 27, 2013 rated it it was ok
Book lost its way, could have been a lot better.
Phyllis C
May 05, 2014 rated it liked it
Takes place AD300 in Mesopotamia. Early Christians.
Apr 27, 2009 rated it did not like it
I couldn't even finish it.
Debby Zigenis-Lowery
A novel of romance and adventure, and the early Byzantine Empire. I enjoyed this peek into the end of ancient times.
Aug 07, 2008 rated it liked it
I was fully engaged, enjoying this a lot. Interesting historical novel.
Jan 20, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
a novel of the Byzantine Empire
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