Donald F. Brann is the author of the Newagen series of short stories published by Mobil Oil Company's The Compass in the 1970s. Sapphira's Song is his debut novel. Brann lives with his wife Karen in Central Maine and is currently working on another book about Lydia, the woman mentioned in the Book of Acts who gave refuge to the Apostle Paul after his escape from prison. They came together through divine intervention. Sapphira, a half-breed Jewish outcast, and Domidicus, a high-ranking Roman army officer sworn to carry out his emperor's edicts. Caught up in the intrigue of Herod's court, they witness the cruelty and immorality of the dying king until a predestined encounter with the Christ Child changes their lives. Committing an act of treason by allowing the Holy Family to escape to Egypt, Domidicus is tried and condemned for his actions and Sapphira's newborn is abducted by Phaesalis, Herod's daughter-in-law. Separated by cruel captivity, imprisonment and crucifixion, their lives take divergent courses until many years later when they come face-to-face with the adult Christ who once again miraculously enters their lives.
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