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Onesimus: A Novel of Christianity in the Roman Empire Paperback – May 29, 2018
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..".a fresh look at the Christian faith at its inception, through the eyes of a pagan slave... a fascinating story of love and betrayal, deception and revelation, and the search for integrity in a world of self-aggrandizement."
--John Sparks, Historical Fiction Review
"McDowell's depth of knowledge and research into the first-century Roman world and early Christianity made me feel like I'd gone back in time. The culture, the people, the food, and the beliefs were so engaging, I found myself arguing with the characters--many of whom are historical figures."
--Jane Elizabeth Thomas, author
About the Author
Markus McDowell is an author & editor of fiction and nonfiction in multiple genres. He has a Ph.D. from Fuller Theological Seminary and a law degree from the University of London, and has lectured at universities in the US, Europe, and the UK. He is the author of the literary novel, To and Fro Upon the Earth: A Novel, and research works such as Prayers of Jewish Women: Studies of Patterns of Prayer in the Second Temple Period, Prayer in the Ancient Stoic Tradition, and the popular series on Prayer, Praying Through the Bible.
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Naturally Onesimus worshiped Artemis the god of the slaves, "...Please, O great Artemis, hear me and deliver me.."
Markus McDowell leaves the reader with deep thoughts to ponder, as they join Onesimus on his journey's towards freedom.
"How does one possibly forgive betrayal like that? From the one you trusted above all others?"
"How does a god change a person's heart and mind?"
Will Artemis hear Onesimus and deliver him?
What is true freedom, and at what cost?
My favourite few lines, that gave Onesimus a jolt.
"You have come from Colossae?" " Yes, my name is Onesimus". Paulus laughed, "of course it is. I have been expecting you."
(I purchased this novel, kindle format on Amazon.ca)