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Vendor: Joe Books Inc.
Publication Date: 2015
A Jewish nobleman embraces the Christian faith after witnessing the life and death of Jesus Christ.
When Judah Ben-Hur is falsely accused of attempting to assassinate a Roman governor, he is imprisoned and enslaved, and his family's property is forfeited to the government. Bent on revenge against his accuser, his childhood friend Massala, Ben-Hur works to attain his freedom, but upon his return journey encounters the Christ, who teaches Ben-Hur the power of forgiveness.
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Lew Wallace was an American lawyer, soldier, politician and author. During active duty as a second lieutenant in the Mexican-American War, Wallace met Abraham Lincoln, who would later inspire him to join the Republican Party and fight for the Union in the American Civil War. Following the end of the war, Wallace retired from the army and began writing, completing his most famous work, Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ while serving as the governor of New Mexico Territory. Ben-Hur would go on to become the best-selling American novel of the nineteenth century, and is noted as one of the most influential Christian books ever written. Although Ben-Hur is his most famous work, Wallace published continuously throughout his lifetime. Other notable titles include, The Boyhood of Christ, The Prince of India, several biographies and his own autobiography. Wallace died in 1909 at the age of 77, after a lifetime of service in the American army and government.