Listen in on the fictional correspondence between the Roman Antipas and the evangelist Luke. As the Roman leader shifts his allegiance from Caesar to Jesus, you're given a picture of the New Testament world---from pagan reactions to the gospel message and endearing stories of house churches to the horrors of the Roman games. 192 pages, softcover from Baker.
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Review 1 for The Lost Letters of Pergamum: A Story from the New Testament World
Date:February 1, 2011
Location:Las Vegas, NV
This is a very good book! It is a fiction, a conversation between the evangelist Luke and Antipas, but it is full of history. The author made this plot using the real New Testament background, so you can really feel as a real story. If you want to get deeper in your NT background and understand what context Christ was inserted in, you will enjoy the reading.
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Review 2 for The Lost Letters of Pergamum: A Story from the New Testament World
Date:September 7, 2009
This book was given to me to read before visiting Greek/Turkish Biblical sites. Whether or not one has such an opportunity, this book is for EVERY Christian who has ever wondered what the early church experienced: the trials (literally), betrayals, and the horrors of Roman control. You will want to share it with someone so that you can discuss some interesting concepts: were the conflicts among these early house churches the beginnings of denominations? Was worshiping Christ in the pagan temples a means of evangelism OR only to avoid persecution? etc and etc...This book is very well written; so interesting, it would be great for a small group study. Each time I picked it up I felt I was joining Luke the Physician as he witnessed through letters to a friend about the living Christ. Yet it was the ones that Antipas associated with daily that had the most influence on his conversion; those that lived as Jesus taught: "do unto others".I am purchasing 3 copies for my adult children, eager for them to experience this incredible journey.