Hell Shall Not Prevail (book 5 in the series)
Will Esther’s bitterness destroy her?
Her attitude tests her family, and culminates in her near death.
At the same time, in Ephesus brethren are worried.
The Apostle John was taken captive to Rome, and his family and the brethren fear for his fate and their future.
By land and by sea, it is a long and perilous journey, and John is an old man.
When they hear John has arrived safely in Rome, the report said he immediately began preaching the good news of the Kingdom – the opposite of what the Emperor Domitian intended.
Only a miracle will enable them to see him again.
As the first century approaches its end, the leaders of the fellowship of the Way realize that Jesus Christ will not return in their lifetime.
Have they enough young, but mature leaders to take the truth forward into the next century – and beyond?
An unexpected, and mysterious visitor arrives from Rome with news for the leaders of the fellowship
What is the news? Is it true what they are told happened to John?
Can they trust this unlikely messenger?
The answers are revealed in this final book in the series.
Hell Shall Not Prevail: Apostle John Series by Susan M.B. Preston is a powerful blend of historical fiction and inspirational writing, a story with a setting that uncovers great historical and cultural elements during the period of the Roman Empire. In this entry in the series, the author takes readers on a memorable journey, exploring the life of the Apostle John who suffers imprisonment and more. In an intriguing and captivating style, the author introduces historical and compelling characters, and raises strong religious and spiritual questions related to the destiny of the followers of Jesus, the life of the early Fellowship, and the general sentiments in regard to the message of Jesus.
Susan M.B. Preston doesn’t only demonstrate a detailed knowledge of the Bible and the life of the earliest followers of Jesus, but an equally strong gift for compelling writing. The story is skillfully plotted with characters that readers quickly become familiar with. I enjoyed the way the conflict is developed and couldn’t help noticing the gentle, yet powerful revolution brought about by the work of John the Apostle. The writing is excellent and the prose flows with uninterrupted fluidity, featuring great descriptions, intelligent and well-written dialogues, and a setting that comes out vividly in the reader’s imagination. The author has a rare gift for combining faith, culture, and history to recreate a story that plunges the reader into the life of the early followers of Christ. Hell Shall Not Prevail: Apostle John Series is entertaining reading, but it is also a very inspirational book.
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