Redemptio, a Novel of Imperial Rome

In the biblical book of Philemon, the Apostle Paul writes a letter on behalf of his brother in Christ, Onesimus, who was a runaway slave. Onesimus made his way to Rome after his escape from slavery. There he met Peter and Paul, confessed his sins, and became a follower of Christ. Paul asked his old friend, Philemon, to forgive Onesimus and accept him back as a brother in Christ. This is the epic tale of Onesimus' journey through an empire ruled by a sadistic Emperor Nero. It is a story that immerses the reader into the ancient Roman world at a time when Christianity was a newborn religion. Follow Onesimus as he searches for a life of redemption, and finds it through the Holy Spirit. While in Rome, he also finds love. Her name is Ursel and she is a slave from Germania. The friendship he develops with her gradually blossoms into romance. But, since she is a slave, where will this relationship take them? With this historical novel, the author brings to life several bible personalities. It is a must read for anyone interested in the early church and how it is related to the Roman Empire.

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