Perpetua   -     By: Amy Peterson
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The amphitheater of Carthage was no place for a new mother---particularly one as wealthy and well-educated as Perpetua. But in A.D. 203, the young Roman noblewoman gave her life before a bloodthirsty crowd. Based on historical accounts, this gripping narrative envisions her experiences of love, persecution, and faith on the road to martyrdom. 400 pages, hardcover from Relevant Books.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 400
Vendor: Relevant Books
Publication Date: 2004
Dimensions: 9 X 6 (inches)
ISBN: 0972927646
ISBN-13: 9780972927642

Publisher's Description

"In Perpetua" is a historical novel based on the real life and death of a young Roman noblewoman. Perpetua was martyred in the amphitheater of Carthage in 203 AD, but kept a diary of her arrest and time in prison.

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  1. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    September 30, 2009
    Lisa Myrick
    This was one of the most moving and inspiring books I have ever read. It is written with a rawness of power and intensity that keeps you captivated by the story. It made me rejoice and it made me cry (lots!), but in the end it made me hunger for more of God than ver before. Definitely worth keeping an extra copy on the shelf for friends to borrow.
  2. 4 Stars Out Of 5
    August 27, 2007
    Connie Marshall
    This book is an extraordinary look into history, when merely considering being Christian was enough for your life to be taken from you. Each chapter takes you back in time through the eyes of a young woman who is still growing in her knowledge and love of a God hated by most of her peers. This novel excels in keeping readers on the edge of their seats and considering their own relationship with God.
  3. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    June 26, 2004
    Christian Book
    Debauchery. Promiscuousness. Killing babies. Drinking parties. Far-off stories of persecution. Is this 21st century America?No. Third century Carthage provides the backdrop for a young woman coming of age in Amy Rachel Petersons Perpetua. Having grown up under her moral fathers watchful eye, Perpetua is shocked by the corruptions permeating her social circle and beyond, yet they hold a certain lure for her. When her mother and brother return from a long vacation, Perpetua puzzles over the changes she sees in their lives, then learns they have joined a dreaded, mysterious cult. They are Christians.Perpetua tries to understand how her mother and Saturninus could forsake the gods theyve worshipped for years, to risk their lives in near atheism. Then, in a moment of agonized clarity, she sees the idols for what they really are, and her one refuge is the faith shes so despised.This riveting first-person novel draws on historical facts from the diary of the actual Perpetua. More than just a simple read, the book immerses the reader into the ancient Roman Empire with skill and intimacy. The plot pulses steadily with several twists and surprises, yet the depth of the prose causes the reader to linger, sipping insights like nectar. Romance occurs in the latter half of the novel, but the crux of the book is the passionate love story between Christ and His church.Katie Hart, Christian Book
  4. 4 Stars Out Of 5
    May 30, 2004
    Jeri Massi
    This book presents a real and vivid early church to readers. No waxwork figures here! The breadth and depth of the portrayal of life in those ancient times rivals the scope of classics like BEN-HUR and THE ROBE. At times the narrative bogs down a bit, but Perpetua's path to martyrdom challenges, enlightens, encourages, and awakens the Christian reader. You see a real person here, and by the end of the book, I found myself bringing my faith to God in prayer, wanting to be stronger in the cause of Christ. A truly worthy read!
  5. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    April 27, 2004
    What an exciting, soul-challenging journey. While the book gets a little lengthy, I found myself glued to Perpetua's story. Give this one a try; Perpetua's faith will make you fall more in love with the Lord.
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