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Disciple by E.G. Lewis
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Sep 17, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: historical-fiction

What was it like to live in the days of the early Christian church -- a time of great persecution and great faith? In Disciple, book two in the Seeds of Christianity series, Author E. G. Lewis's fine writing gives a glimpse into the lives of real people facing hardships and challenges in the name of Yeshua. The story follows the travails of Shemuel and Rivkah as the very fabric of their faith is tested. Their daughter, Channah, suffers crushing loss. Another daughter, Hadassah, rejects the Way. Can they survive amid unrest and persecution?

Lewis's fine writing and attention to detail breathes life into Biblical figures like Simon Peter, Saul of Tarsus, Mary the Mother of Jesus, John the Beloved and Stephen. Vivid characterizations will cause the reader to weep with the likes of young Eleana as she makes a shattering decision, Pavlos the Giant -- cast away as a child -- and the fading prostitute Zeeta faced with hunger and scorn. All the stories woven together to make this boo give a message of hope.

I highly recommend Disciple for readers who enjoy Biblical fiction. This book is teen-approved for its honest portrayal of the difficulties faced by youth living in a hard age.

*Our thanks to the publisher for providing Book Readers Central with a complimentary copy of this book.

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