Category: Biblion #10 EN

IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD – SINCLAIR B. FERGUSON

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.

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BIOGRAPHY: THE MONK WHO SHOOK THE WORLD – CYRIL DAVEY

Who was Luther? Why did he stand against the Catholic Church? How did he come under the protection of Saxony’s prince-elector, Frederick the Wise? The answers to these questions lie in Cyril Davey’s book, The Monk Who Shook the World, a romanticized take on Martin Luther’s life and accomplishments.

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QUO VADIS – HENRYK SIENKIEWICZ

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.

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