Flames of Rome: A Novel
Paul L. Maier
Can one man's insanity ruin the religion for which such a lot of could die?
A madman who murders his means into strength lusts for ever-greater glory and domination. A capital urban awash with corruption, sensuality, and political intrigue is on the flash element. And stuck among the crushing currents of heritage are a brand new yet growing to be spiritual crew referred to as the fans of The Way.
Award-winning historian and best-selling writer Paul L. Maier has created a compelling kind of documentary fiction, utilizing simply recognized ancient occasions and people to convey to existence first-century Rome in all its extra, treachery, and madness. this is often the Rome that the apostle Paul visits, the place he’s put on trial, and that's without end replaced through his testimony and witness. Maier takes readers into the court of imperial justice and into the houses of the folk suffering from the hot religion they’ve encountered to solutions questions such as:
- How did Christianity first achieve Rome?
- Why did Paul need to wait years for trial and used to be he condemned or set free?
- Why does the recent testomony account in Acts finish so abruptly?
- Who set fireplace to Rome and why did Nero persecute Christians so horribly?
Following the family members of Flavius Sabinus, mayor of Rome below Nero Maier captures the entire drama and stress of the political conflicts that precede and persist with the nice fireplace of Rome, and the epic political and non secular clashes of the world’s capital. this can be the sensational tale of pagans at their worst—and Christians at their most sensible. Readers won’t are looking to placed it down.