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An Easter Disciple The Chronicle of Quintus, the Roman Knight   By:

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An Easter Disciple is a mesmerizing historical fiction novel penned by Arthur Benton Sanford. Set in ancient Rome, this enthralling tale follows the life of Quintus, a Roman knight who embarks on a transformative journey filled with love, faith, and redemption.

Sanford's writing immediately transports the reader back in time to the colorful world of ancient Rome. The attention to detail is astounding, and the vivid descriptions breathe life into every scene. From the bustling streets of Rome to the tranquil countryside, the author's rich imagery creates a vivid backdrop for Quintus' captivating story.

At the heart of this novel is a deep exploration of faith and spirituality. Quintus, initially a skeptic, finds himself drawn to the teachings of Jesus Christ as he witnesses firsthand the miracles and the impact his words have on the people. Sanford delicately navigates Quintus' transformation, effectively portraying the internal struggles and doubts that accompany a profound change of heart.

The character development in An Easter Disciple is superb. Quintus is a complex and compelling protagonist, his growth and transformation from a hardened warrior to a humble disciple is portrayed with great authenticity. Throughout the novel, Sanford expertly weaves Quintus' story with real historical events, making him an incredibly believable figure.

Additionally, the supporting cast of characters is equally engaging. Whether it is Marcus, Quintus' loyal friend and fellow soldier, or Miriam, the kind-hearted Christian woman who captures Quintus' heart, each character enhances the narrative and brings their own unique perspective to the story.

Moreover, the themes of love, faith, and redemption are interspersed seamlessly throughout the plot, making for a truly moving reading experience. Sanford expertly explores the complexities of these universal themes, never shying away from the challenges they pose or the transformative power they hold.

Although the pace of the novel may be considered slow by some readers, it ultimately serves to build tension and create a more immersive experience. Sanford's meticulous attention to historical accuracy is commendable, and the well-crafted plot ensures that readers are captivated until the very end.

In conclusion, An Easter Disciple is a captivating tale that brilliantly combines historical authenticity, compelling characters, and a thought-provoking exploration of faith and redemption. Arthur Benton Sanford's masterful storytelling transports readers to ancient Rome and leaves them reflecting on the profound impact of love and belief. This book is highly recommended for anyone seeking a riveting and thought-provoking read.

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The Chronicle of Quintus, the Roman Knight







An Opening Word

I. A Roman Quest

II. In Solomon's Porch

III. Christ Himself the Witness to Immortality

IV. Cicero or Christ?

V. The Vision of the Risen Christ

VI. Christ's Witnesses at Rome


Many voices had been speaking of eternal life, before the days of the Son of man. Especially pronounced had been the teachings of the Egyptians that there is another world. In their Acadian hymns the Chaldaeans had dimly foretold a future life. The belief of the Parsees, as expressed in their Zend Avesta, had included a place of darkness for the evil soul and a reward for the good in the realm of light. The Hindus had declared, in their Rig Veda, their beautiful conception of the immortality of the soul, and had written of a future "imperishable world, where there is eternal light and glory." The Grecian and Roman mythologies had voiced their hope of blessedness for the shades of the departed. Everywhere serious men had been asking as to the experiences beyond the grave. It was as if the Eastern world had become a vast parliament chamber, wherein the nations were proclaiming their different doctrines as to a future life... Continue reading book >>

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