By Paul L. Maier
Can one man's insanity spoil the religion for which such a lot of could die?
A madman who murders his manner into energy lusts for ever-greater glory and domination. A capital urban awash with corruption, sensuality, and political intrigue is on the flash aspect. And stuck among the crushing currents of historical past are a brand new yet growing to be non secular team often called the fans of The Way.
Award-winning historian and best-selling writer Paul L. Maier has created a compelling type of documentary fiction, utilizing in basic terms identified historic occasions and folks to deliver to lifestyles first-century Rome in all its extra, treachery, and madness. this can be the Rome that the apostle Paul visits, the place he’s put on trial, and that is ceaselessly replaced by way of his testimony and witness. Maier takes readers into the court of imperial justice and into the houses of the folks suffering from the hot religion they’ve encountered to solutions questions such as:
- How did Christianity first achieve Rome?
- Why did Paul need to wait years for trial and was once he condemned or set free?
- Why does the recent testomony account in Acts finish so abruptly?
- Who set fireplace to Rome and why did Nero persecute Christians so horribly?
Following the relations of Flavius Sabinus, mayor of Rome less than Nero Maier captures the entire drama and rigidity of the political conflicts that precede and persist with the nice fireplace of Rome, and the epic political and spiritual clashes of the world’s capital. this is often the sensational tale of pagans at their worst—and Christians at their top. Readers won’t are looking to positioned it down.