All God's Children: How the First Christians Challenged the Roman World and Shaped the Next 2000 Years : an Historical Novel

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Pharos Books, 1999 - Fiction - 679 pages
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Did Rome's first century rulers know of Jesus? Why and how did Rome force the Jewish heartland into a suicidal rebellion? Why did Rome almost destroy itself so soon after the height of its glory? How did the first Christians survive and even grow?  The years AD. 31-71 were among the most turbulent in human history, and All God's Children is the most complete account ever assembled of how the Christians and Jews challenged the Roman world -- and why the degeneracy of their political overlords paved the way. All God's Children is a factual history, but one using a fictitious narrator and the historical novel genre in order to reach beyond scholars to a mass audience. By seeing the first century through the eyes of Attalos, a Greek ex-slave and Roman immigrant who writes in A.D. 80, the reader is drawn into first century life before the existence of popes, crusades and cathedrals to the narrator's world of Olympic gods, rigid aristocracy and tormented masses. The result is a griping, inspiring tale of courage and compassion in a world of debauchery and despotism.          

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Life and Death on the Loxahatchee By James Snyder Vince "Trapper" Nelson lived in the Jupiter area from the early 1930's until his death in 1968. He was a real life tarzan and dazzled friends and ... Read full review

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James D. Snyder was a journalist and publisher for 30 years before authoring this book and five that followed it. He spent 17 years traveling the areas described in All God's Children. He now lives in Jupiter, Florida.

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