Junia: The Fictional Life and Death of an Early Christian

Junia: The Fictional Life and Death of an Early Christian[Read] ➹ Junia: The Fictional Life and Death of an Early Christian ➵ Michael E. Giesler – Varanus.us Gripping new novel depicts the joys, agonies, splendors, and deadly risks of life in the early Church The daughter of a Roman senator, Junia had money, worldly comforts, and a seemingly limitless futu Gripping new novel Fictional Life PDF º depicts the joys, agonies, splendors, and deadly risks of life in the early Church The daughter of a Roman senator, Junia had money, worldly comforts, and a seemingly limitless future But then, Junia s new friend Marcia impresses her Junia: The PDF/EPUB or with her kindness and inner beauty When Marcia is killed for her Christian faith, Junia becomes fascinated with the religion that brought such loveliness to her friend s soul Junia brings to life the wonders and dilemmas of life for the early Christians The Fictional Life MOBI ó and vibrantly illustrates the courage that the Faith inspired in the souls of very ordinary people It shows how the attractiveness of the new religion was accompanied by social struggle, family division, and the risk of death for those courageous enough to embrace it It is a testament to the indomitable faith of the many real life saints and martyrs of the period it so vividly portrays.

Junia: The Fictional Life and Death of an Early Christian
    Junia: The Fictional Life and Death of an Early Christian it It is a testament to the indomitable faith of the many real life saints and martyrs of the period it so vividly portrays."/>
  • Paperback
  • 120 pages
  • Junia: The Fictional Life and Death of an Early Christian
  • Michael E. Giesler
  • 01 November 2019
  • 1889334642

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    dedicated to Steven R McEvoy Ladies and gentlemen this book as always begin by the start As usual in my reviews Do it why you decided to read this book Although I promised to Steven R McEvoy, that I would read it, and give my opinion, already I wanted to read it before he promised it to my good friend of Steven R McEvoy.Before starting to write this review I d like to publicly commend Steven R McEvoy I have to admit, that it is one of the readers, books read, alreadythan two hun dedicated to Steven R McEvoy Ladies and gentlemen this book as always begin by the start As usual in my reviews Do it why you decided to read this book Although I promised to Steven R McEvoy, that I would read it, and give my opinion, already I wanted to read it before he promised it to my good friend of Steven R McEvoy.Before starting to write this review I d like to publicly commend Steven R McEvoy I have to admit, that it is one of the readers, books read, alreadythan two hundred books, something that I can only get badly in a year round this year I I agree with read 130 books Leaves me stunned, yet tell me that both my other good friend Jeff Miller, and Brandon Vogt readthan he Besides that Steven R McEvoy is one of the best critics of Goodreads, and in addition to being an avid reader he s always open to new experiences, and this my friends know this Professor Manuel Alfonseca, and my friend Mr Jorge S ez Criado that he has awarded with critical certainly deserved, and fair Only thing that I regret is that you could not read my beloved Don Juan Manuel de Prada yet there seems to be no English Edition, or even of his novel the storm from_search true but my favorite is the seventh veil hopefully someday these great men can be known, or contact, but meanwhile will have to settle for praise in Solitaire to my Canadian friend Once a person with such profile invite me reading this book could not tell that not No doubt late in buying it The funny thing is that this book, when to buy it in the tree of letters I go in a pack of three books the conquest of Mexico Iv n V lez an anthology of short stories detectivescos, and Junia and I got to the exact fifty euros This book I started to read it when it was declining on June 29 after reading the historical novel of the Lord Yag e the last days of the Celestial Empire from_search true and I chose it because I knew, I would read it soon I was not aware of the huge impact that reading this book would leave me The peplum as call it the Europeans especially Latin, Spanish and Italian The Americans this owe my friend Julie Davis to who send you a hug, and if I promise you if you translate it, despite Savonarola will read Lent from_search true to me also I like Jo Walton call it Sword and sandal I have already said on other occasions the peplum is for the Catholic novelist omo western or superheroes in American cinema film One is not at all a Catholic writer, but before writing one Examples are the novel s triumph Christian born of the hagiographies, and then they have their development by the French, and Spanish writers, but perhaps the first work of this theme is martyrs or the triumph of the Christian religion Fran ois Ren de Chateaubriand I ve met many courageous real and fictitious Christian through literature Fabiola, Cimodocea, Calixta, Ione the future Saint John Henry Newman, hope, that soon Chesty is so , Sataniel, Esther s Ben Hur Lewis Wallace from_search true Ligia, Diana s the robe by Lloyd C Douglas from_search true novel, which is the first to investigate the death of Christ, and the phenomenon of the resurrection by someone unrelated to Christianity Deborah of the silver chalice of Costain from_search true , Meriem, my friend Professor Alfonseca s these are the fiction for the authentic, also have the case if Christianity was seen from the point of view of a Jewish that itself respectful Eitana of Javier Arias Artacho from_search true recommend Fabiola of Wiseman where it appeared, as in the martyrs real Saints with fictitious Cecilia, Pankration, Chromatius, Tarsicio, San Sebastian and Santa In s have wonderful novels of Louis de Wohl not cite it before, but we have to Noemi s spear from_search true We have the case of Jes s S nchez Adalid that rescues to San Cipriano, which already appeared in Calixta The wonderful story of San Calixto, and his spiritual revolution, and its relationship with Marcia Christian mistress of comfortable in The forgotten Pope Calixto Gilbert Sinou of _ which many say, that was the Catholic novelist of the 20th century also bring their grain of sand to this glorious genre with Helena of Evelyn Waugh Not to mention the great attempt of Taylor R Marshall that the saints from the 4th century to life brilliantly commanded by San Jorge aka Franz but not go this Christian maidens brilliant list would not be complete without the presence of one of my favorite writers Mika Waltari better than the Barabbas of P r Lagerkvist is not only the history of the Christianity, but the man against the Leviathan called the State, or temporary power embodied by the tyrant though it may seem benign Some such as Egyptian are proto Christians Instead the saga Manilius adhere to what we ask I could go on to infinity, because a subject, which I love, but I m not going is to allow my passion about this issue to steal prominence to the real book This book is very meritorious is the first part of a trilogy written by a priest from Missouri First, I call the attention is the century that choose the 2nd century People often lean forever and the great persecutions such as the time of Nero, Domitian, Decius or Diocletian, but the author Michael Geisler opts to choose brighter century of the Roman Empire of the second century there are examples such as Georgios of A.K Frailey or Fire in the sky Cesar Vidal or the first novel or the first novel by my friend Professor Alfonseca saga Aeolian vale this heavy critic not will haunt them withbooks, just twoAnother thing that caught my attention is thatthan a historical novel which it is , but rather is a guide, or a tutorial of as a young woman may have developed The first chapter is introductory, to describe how the Roman society, and to introduce us to the Pater Familias of the Senator Gaius Metellus Cimberio Part of a character as the merchant Dyskalon, his son and the pelotillero Bombolino, which reminded me of a cartoon character of a film of Anthony Quinn he was equal, and that it was a demagogue With this we enter the protagonist family and know the loyal Junia, his brother the philosophical Marcus, the spouse of Senator a woman with head hollow and superficial as Aurelia The character of Livia Livia sensible, rational, and obedient to his father us catches since the beginning of the novel Only has a chance to do something dishonest and evil, but because of the stoicism of his father is a creature of good principles does not carry it out The character of Cimberio is the best novel If someone would like to see, because the stoicism is not true religion only has to look at the character of Cimberio, always look for the right thing done, but except on one occasion is incapable of showing affection or tenderness by beings that make up your home There is a particularly cruel scene, and I don t mean in the end We must remember as l Roman society, and that if a child betrays Rome, or the Pater families this no doubt to kill him We have the case of rough, or the case of the sister of the Horatii an emperor, but does not say the name, by the characteristics it must be Antoninus Pius, which followed the guidelines given by Trajan to Pliny the younger He pursued only when the complaint was clear, I think that I said something in another review, my friend Professor Alfonseca and I are debating to near the end of the novel by Cesar Vidal Fire from heaven I never believed me that Marcus Aurelius forgiveness to the general Christian This novel plays realistically There are no miracles, and appears only an important Church father Justin, andthat appear studious brother of the protagonist Marcus speaks of it, but we do not see it appear Miracles are authentic, but except for the power of grace, it is very difficult that someone could be witness of a miracle as well explains Pablo J Gines in his book on conversions Conversos seekers of God in this casethan an intellectual reflection Conversion occurs for example giving friends and acquaintances Geisler said prejudice, which at that time existed against Christianity, and the contradictions between follow a Christian life, and the obligations towards the State, and the emperor Besides that has some adorable characters as Marcia it is impossible not to feel any kind of affection for this character , or the Gallic slave Escintila, which will be instructor in the Christianity of Junia Beautifully describes the Junia metanoia, and how changes your way of being As C.S Lewis was already good before becoming a Christian, but his conversion makes it even better The outcome is credible, and everything about resignation I only found two defects to this wonderful book Incorrect use of the Roman nomenclature Metellus is not a nomen, but a cognomen guess is family will have a nomen, and fifth Junia suitor could not fight against the Parthians in Dacia Romania , because they live in Iraq, and Iran Aside from that I moved much to read this novel, and empatice with Marcia, Diodorus, Cynthia, and Junia, which will enter in my Pavilion of fictitious Christian maidens, even is I moistened eyes several times something that I think very few times As the handmaid of acts in the novel In the glorious folly of Louis de Wohl it seemed impossible, but Louis de Wohl got an Actea, which was close to the Quo Vadis will ever I forget an end like this I hope, tasted the reader that I approached this book so much like me The criticism that I will write tomorrow will be inhuman land of J zef Czapski and will have a very peculiar structure of confrontation between two writers I m not saying


  2. says:

    I recently finished one of Father Giesler s non fiction books, You See Me, You Hear Me, it was so amazing, I circled back to this one and bumped it way up on my reading list I am so glad I did, this book is an amazing read But I found out it is part of trilogy It is hard to find the books by Father Giesler, for they are published under many different variations on his names For example, this book on the cover has the name Michael E Giesler, book 2 Marcus has the name Michael Edward Giesler, I recently finished one of Father Giesler s non fiction books, You See Me, You Hear Me, it was so amazing, I circled back to this one and bumped it way up on my reading list I am so glad I did, this book is an amazing read But I found out it is part of trilogy It is hard to find the books by Father Giesler, for they are published under many different variations on his names For example, this book on the cover has the name Michael E Giesler, book 2 Marcus has the name Michael Edward Giesler, and book 3 Grain Of Wheat does not even have a name on the cover From what I have found his books are published under the following names Michael E Giesler, Rev Michael Giesler, Father Michael Giesler, Michael Edward Giesler and just Michael Giesler Based on how wonderful this book was I have already picked up his three historical fiction novels and look forward to reading them One other strange thing about this series before I get to the review, Books 1 and 3 have eBook, kindle and print editions, where book 2 only has a print edition But back to this specific book.My first reaction after reading this book was WOW I could barely put this book down I read it on my commute to work, and it took all my discipline to put it down and start work when I should But I ended up reading both my coffee breaks, and through my whole lunch That is how addictive this book is And I am very thankful I have books 2 and 3 ready to go Yes, this book is a fictional story But it is based in on a lot of history There are stories of numerous saints from this time that this story mirrors Saint Philomena among others This story revolves around Junia, a roman citizen, and daughter of a senator who is about to become consul to the emperor She is beautiful, intelligent, and loved by most But in first century Rome, not all things are as they appear After the death of her closest friend in the colosseum for being a Christian, she is drawn to the Christian faith And soon one of her rivals in Roman society sets out to destroy her She is given a choice of worship the emperor and renounce Christ or die From the beginning readers know where this story is heading But how father Giesler gets us there is masterfully done As a first work if fiction the writing in this book is incredible The characters are fully fleshed out The pacing is excellent The plot based on historical facts will transport you back in time And based on the political culture today maybe a reminder of what may yet come to pass As mentioned this book is a page turner, once you start reading you will not want to put it down And the story continues a few weeks after the events of this book in Marcus I read a lot of books, I average over 100 a year and this is an incredible piece of Christian fiction A great read that I give a solid 5 5 Stars Read the review on my blog Book Reviews and More and reviews of other books by Father Michael E Giesler Note This book is part of a series of reviews 2018 Catholic Reading Plan


  3. says:

    I found this little book quite by accident and was delighted with it It ticked the boxes for me of being about the people of ancient Rome and also about early Christianity I had never heard of the author Father Giesler before and was surprised to see that it was written as recently as 2002.The story focuses on the life of Junia, the daughter of a wealthy Roman senator Junia lives in luxury and has an easy life with servants slaves and the freedom to choose from a group of eligible men chose I found this little book quite by accident and was delighted with it It ticked the boxes for me of being about the people of ancient Rome and also about early Christianity I had never heard of the author Father Giesler before and was surprised to see that it was written as recently as 2002.The story focuses on the life of Junia, the daughter of a wealthy Roman senator Junia lives in luxury and has an easy life with servants slaves and the freedom to choose from a group of eligible men chosen by her father There is a lot of gossip about the strange practices of the new religion called Christianity and Junia becomes aware of the different behaviour of one of her friends and wonders what has caused the change It takes some time for Junia to become involved in the new beliefs of the Christians, she has to face the fact that her family will be brought into disrepute if it is discovered that one of the household is a Christian Worst of all are the dreadful penalties to be paid if the Roman authorities find out that a person is a Christian.The story is set one hundred years after the death of Jesus and the persecution of Christians is still vicious To think of becoming a Christian is a potential death sentence and those found to be practicing the faith are vilified by the people of Rome.I found the story to be an interesting glimpse of life at the time, a touching story of courage and strength of faith, in fact a very faith affirming read.The writing was simple and there were excellent footnotes to explain some of the religious and ancient Roman terms I found the style reminiscent of Gertrud von le Fort and Thomas Costain


  4. says:

    I read this book a couple of years ago but I forgot it all so I reread it I love this book because it s so inspiring


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    i read this book when i was in my 10th grade when my english teacher lend this book to me.i don t actually read christian fictional books coz it makes me bored but i get to enjoy this one it s a fictioanl exploration about the life of an early christian faith from a very personal point of view.


  6. says:

    I just reread this I ve read it maybe 4 or 5 times Its a short, but powerful story of a young Roman girl finding Christ and being martyred for it Highly recommend.


  7. says:

    I wish this book was an English class assignment and I was the teacher I would have the author expand on certain parts of the book The ending was abrupt While it was an easy book to read, there were glaring holes in the plot and places in the plot line that I really wish the author would have developed better All in all, a good read for those of us who enjoy historical fiction.


  8. says:

    This is a beautiful and inspiring book Though Junia herself is fictional, many of the things she experienced were real Temptations, persecution, disownment, martyrdom, etc Yet, like Junia and her friend Marcia, many real Christians remained joyful even whilst they were being tortured and killed Their faith and trust in God is truly amazing.


  9. says:

    A great, easy read with depth and purpose I want to own it so it s on the shelves for my kids to pick up someday


  10. says:

    Interesting story but the writing was off It told rather than showed.

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