Keep the Flame: Early Christianity Comes to Life by Susan Preston is bookfour in The Apostle John Series, a great novel that showcases thechallenges of early Christianity, the collision of religious traditions, and the spiritual path -- seen from an alternative world, beyond thescriptures -- of great characters of faith. In this thrilling story, theauthor introduces readers to characters like Rachel, who has a hard time accepting Christianity, the grandson of Old Simon, and a host of otherbrilliant characters. In this thrilling entry, the author takes readerson a journey of what following Christ entailed in the early 1st CenturyAD, the conflicts that existed, the hurts, and the question of John'sdestiny.
Susan Preston's work is really inspirational, a story that is filledwith realism and humanity. Her characters are well-sculpted, and it will be interesting to see how she masterfully blends elements fromscripture into the compelling story. The characters leap from the pagesof the book with life, and the prose itself makes it an enjoyable read.The narrative voice is very compelling and the author has the gift ofmaking readers care about these characters that will surely beremembered long after the read. The conflict evolves steadily, developed at the different levels of the story. The author uses subplots tocreate a permeating sense of suspense. Susan Preston has taken biblicalcharacters and transformed them into characters who seem to walk thesame path with readers. Keep the Flame: Early Christianity Comes to Life is spellbinding, a hard-to-put-down kind of book.