The Lost Letters of Pergamum: A Story from the New Testament World  -     By: Bruce W. Longenecker, Ben Witherington III
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The Lost Letters of Pergamum: A Story from the New Testament World

Baker / 2002 / Paperback

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Listen in on the fictional correspondence between the Roman Antipas and the evangelist Luke. As the Roman leader shifts his allegiance from Caesar to Jesus, you're given a picture of the New Testament world---from pagan reactions to the gospel message and endearing stories of house churches to the horrors of the Roman games. 192 pages, softcover from Baker.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 192
Vendor: Baker
Publication Date: 2002
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0801026075
ISBN-13: 9780801026072
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Transported two thousand years into the past, readers are introduced to Antipas, a Roman civic leader who has encountered the writings of the biblical author Luke. Luke's history sparks Antipas's interest, and they begin corresponding. As Antipas tells Luke of his reactions to the writing and of his meetings with local Christians, it becomes evident that he is changing his mind about them and Jesus. Finally, a gladiatorial contest in Pergamum forces difficult decisions on the local Christians and on Antipas.

While the account is fictional, the author is a respected biblical scholar who weaves into this fascinating scenario reliable historical information. Bruce Longenecker is able to mix fact and fiction and paint an interesting and valuable study of the New Testament world and early Christianity. Readers are invited to view Jesus and the early church from a fresh perspective, as his first followers are brought to life.

More reliable than typical historical fiction and far more interesting than standard textbooks and reference books, The Lost Letters of Pergamum provides readers with a delightful opportunity to step into the world of the New Testament. Pastors, Bible study groups, and all thoughtful readers will enjoy this book, which one reviewer said he "couldn't put down."

Author Bio

Bruce W. Longenecker (Ph.D., University of Durham) is lecturer in New Testament Studies at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland. He is the author of several books, including The Triumph of Abraham's God.

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  1. Las Vegas, NV
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    February 1, 2011
    Ricardo Rocha
    Las Vegas, NV
    This is a very good book! It is a fiction, a conversation between the evangelist Luke and Antipas, but it is full of history. The author made this plot using the real New Testament background, so you can really feel as a real story. If you want to get deeper in your NT background and understand what context Christ was inserted in, you will enjoy the reading.
  2. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    September 7, 2009
    Rosemarie
    This book was given to me to read before visiting Greek/Turkish Biblical sites. Whether or not one has such an opportunity, this book is for EVERY Christian who has ever wondered what the early church experienced: the trials (literally), betrayals, and the horrors of Roman control. You will want to share it with someone so that you can discuss some interesting concepts: were the conflicts among these early house churches the beginnings of denominations? Was worshiping Christ in the pagan temples a means of evangelism OR only to avoid persecution? etc and etc...This book is very well written; so interesting, it would be great for a small group study. Each time I picked it up I felt I was joining Luke the Physician as he witnessed through letters to a friend about the living Christ. Yet it was the ones that Antipas associated with daily that had the most influence on his conversion; those that lived as Jesus taught: "do unto others".I am purchasing 3 copies for my adult children, eager for them to experience this incredible journey.
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