Sustained by dreams of glorious martyrdom, a seventeenth-century Purtuguese missionary in Japan administers to the outlawed Christians until Japanese authorities capture him and force him to watch the torture of his followers, promising to stop if he will renounce Christ.
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Talk about a clash of cultures! A historical novel about sacrifice filled with doom. Asks one of those unanswerables: Why is God silent in the face of so much suffering? Read full review
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This is a powerful, dark, deeply reflective work about religion, faith, commitment, suffering, judgment, "universal" truth...well, you get the picture. You may think you know where this relatively ... Read full review