This is certainly one of the most significant books in Pauline studies, up there with N.T. Wright’s Paul and the Faithfulness of God, and E.P. Sanders’s Paul and Palestinian Judaism as a monumental and must-have book.
The Ptolemaic reign of Ancient Egypt undertook two innovative enterprises in Alexandria, the Lighthouse and the Great Library - one to light up the coast’s physical darkness, the other to light up the citizens’ intellectual darkness. While the Lighthouse was a renowned prowess of engineering, the Great Library was at one point the largest vault of human knowledge and the hallmark of Hellenistic scholarship. Comprising dozens of thousands of texts and parchments, the Library stood for centuries as the world’s learning hub.
Demos Shakarian, who has always presented himself as a simple farmer, was used by God in a surprising way through the global ministry of evangelization made up of ordinary professionals and entrepreneurs - the "Full Gospel Business Men's Fellowship International."
The title In the Year of Our Lord was picked on purpose, and while, according to the author, it doesn’t concern the church’s history, it does take in some of the most significant stories in these two millennia of Christianity. The book’s resolve has much to do with a notorious global tendency to diminish the influence Jesus Christ has had in the history of mankind.
Meet the Greek author and consultant responsible for the foundation of one of the earliest online forums dedicated to the study of God's Word - the Journal of Biblical Accuracy - still sharing the good news to this very day.
The Polish author and Nobel Prize laureate Henryk Sienkiewicz tells us the story of Vinicius, a Roman tribune, and Lygia, a Christian servant of Roman patricians. Upon returning to Rome, Vinicius meets Lygia and falls in love with her immediately, which leads to a perilous series of events that will put the tribune’s feelings to the test. In this series of events, Vinicius discovers the Christian faith and becomes a believer, and his bond with Lygia grows even stronger. Nevertheless, Nero has Rome set ablaze and blames the Christians for it, resulting in a chaotic and bloody persecution of Christians. It’s needless to say that the consequences are just as nefarious as the act itself. Vinicius is forced to use every bit of power and influence he has in order to save Lygia and himself, and even this carries its sacrifices.