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Transgression: A Time-Travel Suspense Novel (City of God Book 1) by [R.S. Ingermanson]

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Praise for the City of God series

Book 1: Transgression:

"Ingermanson's first novel is a clever thriller set in contemporary and first-century Jerusalem. ... Ingermanson is an amusing and original new voice, and his knowledge of the shadowy first century is amazing." -- John Mort, BookList

Book 2: Premonition:

"For anyone who enjoyed Michael Crichton's Timeline (Random House) or likes historical fiction or just plain good writing, Premonition is a must-read." -- CBA Marketplace

"Fast-paced, thought-provoking, sometimes shocking, this superbly researched novel delivers the tight plotting and deep characterization readers have come to expect from this author. His best yet." -- RT Bookclub

"Premonition is an imaginative and compelling novel." -- Brandilyn Collins, bestselling author

"Traveling back in time to first-century Christianity with Randy Ingermanson is a delight indeed. ... He provides a dynamic reading experience you won't find anywhere else in Christian fiction today." -- Lisa Samson, author, The Church Ladies

"Be prepared for an intense, spell-binding journey into first-century Jerusalem and the lives of its Christian and Jewish inhabitants. The characters are consistently well-drawn and compelling, their personal and spiritual conflicts authentically heart-wrenching." -- Kathleen Morgan, author, Consuming Fire and All Good Gifts. 

"But most gripping is Premonition's treatment of forgiveness; you may not agree with some of the points, but prepare to be challenged." -- Ft. Worth Morning Star-Telegram 

Book 3: Retribution:

"Ingermanson, a two-time Christy Award winner (for Transgression and Oxygen) proves again that he is one of the best authors of biblical fiction today." -- Library Journal

"The breadth and scope of Randy's knowledge of the lives of first-century Christians is amazing! I loved this book!" -- Colleen Coble, author of Without a Trace and Beyond a Doubt

"Retribution is a convincing page-turner, full of compelling, distinctly voiced characters. I devoured the book and wished it were longer." -- Kathy Tyers, Author of Shivering World and the Firebird trilogy

"This look into the lives of a couple forced to deal with historical events they understand but cannot control provides a fascinating insight into what life was like in the formative years of early Christianity. It also is a deeply moving story of a husband and wife struggling to reconcile their own modern-day prejudices with historical truths." -- Christian Retailing

"Randall Ingermanson has written a provocative fast-paced series. Rich with detail of the time and culture, they are, at first blush, great stories." Kelley Westenhoff, Christian Library Journal

From the Author

When I began writing fiction, I had a dream to write a particular kind of suspense novel. It would be similar to the historical suspense Ken Follett writes, and somewhat like the historical action-adventure fiction of Wilbur Smith's River God, but it would be set in first-century Jerusalem.

Why first-century Jerusalem? Because that place and time set the direction for the next twenty centuries of western civilization. Something big happened in Jerusalem in the first century. 

Not just one big thing. Not even two big things. Three big things--the Jesus movement, the Jewish revolt, and the birth of rabbinic Judaism. 

And they were related.

My gut instincts told me that the Sunday-School version of those three things wasn't quite right.

As I dived into my research, I found that my instincts were correct. I discovered an amazing and exciting world. I felt sure that many people would care about this world if only they could see it the way I saw it.

In my City of God series, I hope to show you more of that world. Have fun!

Product details

  • ASIN : B00K8N8NV2
  • Publisher : Ingermanson Communications, Inc.; 2nd edition (May 9, 2014)
  • Publication date : May 9, 2014
  • Language : English
  • File size : 2890 KB
  • Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Enabled
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print length : 380 pages
  • Lending : Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
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2.0 out of 5 stars Main characters lack personality; villain is cliche despite backstory
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5.0 out of 5 stars Who is in control? Read this brilliant novel to find out.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant time travel adventure in first century Jerusalem
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