For Philip, his existence as a captive means living to hatred. He despises his rich, young master, resenting his life of servitude and the wrestling feats Marcus forces him to perform. Bitterness engulfs his soul until he only lives for the day when he will crush the might of Rome.
Then Christianity enters the picture. Taught by a Jewish breadmaker to know the man called Christus, Philip begins the struggle to forgive and honor his master. But forgiveness is not easy towards one who lives for himself.
Marcus Virginius knows nothing but power and pleasure. Destined to a successful career serving Nero in the Praetorian Guard, he wants no part of Christianity. And he is determined to crush Philip’s newfound faith – no matter what it takes.
Join Philip and Marcus in their journey of redemption, faith, and forgiveness. Is love enough to conquer hate? And will the light of the gospel ever surmount the darkness of Rome?
Persecution abounds – will the two young men survive its terrors and live to experience the bright hope of a new dawn?
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It hadn't been released yet and the longer I waited for it to come out, the more eager I was to read it.
I bought the eBook soon after it came out and...wow! I was very impressed.
From the Dark to the Dawn: A Tale of Ancient Rome is a beautiful, inspiring story. The characters are real and the scene descriptions are wonderful. Alicia did a remarkable job of weaving the story together.
I'm not a person that is easily moved, but this story had me in tears several times. My heart went out to Philip and Marcus as they learned and struggled.
I really can't say enough about this book. It is very obvious that Alicia put a lot of effort into this story and her hard work paid off.
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