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About the Author

Amy Rachel Peterson studied history at Wheaton College (IL). Born in California during the Jesus Movement, Any's first years were spent in Christian communal houses. She is the author relations manager for Moody Publishers in Chicago

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Relevant Books (February 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0972927646
  • ISBN-13: 978-0972927642
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 5.5 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #243,890 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Jeri Massi on May 30, 2004
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This book presents a real and vivid early church to readers. No waxwork figures here! The breadth and depth of the portrayal of life in those ancient times rivals the scope of classics like BEN-HUR and THE ROBE.
At times the narrative suffers from "overwriting" (a common problem in Evangelical Christian fiction), but Perpetua's path to martyrdom challenges, enlightens, encourages, and awakens the Christian reader. You see a real person here, and by the end of the book, I found myself bringing my faith to God in prayer, wanting to be stronger in the cause of Christ. A truly worthy read!---Jeri Massi
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Elizabeth Zion on April 15, 2004
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Perpetua lived and died around A.D. 200, a disciple of the church father Tertullian and martyred by Hilarianus. She left to us her diaries. Keeping the historical elements completely intact, Amy has woven for you Perpetua's precious story. With piercing insight into the movements, triumphs, and even darkness of the human soul, she ushers you into the way of Perpetua's heart...the heart of a willing lover first, and then a willing martyr. Perpetua wrote while imprisoned, "the dungeon became to me as it were a palace, so that I preferred being there to being elsewhere." May Perpetua's story bring you companionship as you too long and wait for your Beloved alone, preparing your heart for all that lies ahead in this age and the one to come. I must add ~ Amy Rachel is, I daresay, one of the most stunning writers I have been privileged to read. My seemingly extreme endorsement is just that ~ you will be changed. Enjoy!
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Stefanie Harmon on May 12, 2004
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This book is the most amazing account of a love-story between Jesus and one of his Chosen ones. The willingness and surrender to Him that is portrayed and the real human struggle that takes place is at the same time encouraging, awe-inspiring and humbling. After reading this book, I want to know Him the way Perpetua did and moreso. This book will draw you in with its captivating writing and the timeless story it tells. And the Lord will use it to change your life.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Lauren Fraser on June 19, 2004
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Perpetua is not only the best historical novel I've read, it has deeply impacted my heart as well. I would encourage anyone to read it and be transported to a very different time, but be ready to be impacted for today's world as well. Thank you Amy for writing this book!!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Emmanuel Sukumar Parakati on February 23, 2005
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"Perpetua" is an excellent book I have ever read and it reminds us that the ultimate purpose of this life is only to love our LORD JESUS CHRIST with all our heart, mind, soul and strength above all things in this universe. It is a must read and I strongly recommend this book for everyone. If you are interested in learning what passion for GOD and HIS beauty means, read this book. I am sure that the profit margins would be equal to that of "The Passion of the CHRIST" if it is filmed. I enjoyed reading "Perpetua" written by Amy Rachel Peterson very much and I'll read it again and again during my leisure. Outstanding! Excellent! Highly recommended! Buy this book today!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 7, 2004
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Amy Rachel Peterson wrote an exceptionally beautiful, riviting novel! My heart was uterly captured by Perpetua's story. Perpetua: A Bride, A Passion, A Martyr is the book all my friends will be receiving for their birthdays this year. I've already given away my own copy! Time to order several more.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Gina D. Newlon on April 9, 2005
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This book reads incredibly well. Because of how well written and descriptive this book is, I feel almost transported to the time of Perpetua. You feel as if you were there, experiencing everything with her. This book helps me to be thankful for my everyday sufferings, yes, thankful! I wish so badly that this book could be made into an epic film so that all could experience it's truth.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Pam Kruger on May 11, 2013
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This book has become my all time favorite book. I have read it once a year since I first bought it. And have since given this book to so many of my friends. I am excited to think that people can now read it on Kindle - as the print is so tiny. However, it this book defines what it means to be a true "Bride of Christ" - and still be a bride and mother on this side of heaven. It is so beautiful!
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