Using the historical novel as its rostrum and a Greek ex-slave as its narrator, All God's Children compresses the works of ancient writers into a factual history that is riveting and inspiring. These critical-but-confusing 40 years - from the crucifixion of Jesus to the destruction of the mighy Jewish temple at Jerusalem - are explained in chronological order to help you understand how people and events in the Roman, Jewish, and Christian worlds all shaped each other's destinies. And through these pages you'll come to know such powerful figures as Caesar Augustus, Herod the Great, Herod Agrippa, Tiberius, Caligula, Nero, Seneca, Peter, Paul, Mark and John. Along the journey, you'll learn about how the first churches were formed and the earliest New Testament works compiled in a civilization teeming with pagan religions and rituals. Most of all, you'll gain insight into why ordinary people were driven to embrace a message that spoke of God's grace and man's worth.