What would you suffer for? Die for? In Tales of Martyr Times, four short stories of historical fiction, Deborah Alcock paints the lives of men and women giving up their lives for a cause. Not just any cause, but for the Word of God and the truth of the gospel. Feel the terror and burden of decision when a life is at stake and the honor and triumph of a life given for Christ.
DEBORAH ALCOCK (1835-1913) is best known as the author of historical fiction on religious themes. She was born in Ireland, where her father, the Venerable John Alcock, became Archdeacon of Waterford. She lived with her father, writing a memoir of him on his death, and stayed unmarried for her entire life. Her work The Spanish Brothers, published in 1870, was set in the 16th century and was a tale of Protestant martyrdom. Other works include The Czar (1882), set during the French invasion of Russia; Archie's Chances (1886); and Prisoners of Hope (1894). A biography of her life, The Author of Spanish Brothers, was written by Elisabeth Boyd Bayley.