Hold the Faith

Hold the Faith by Susan M B Preston, cover image

Setting the scene for the series, Hold the Faith is the first book and is set in 92 AD

  • Discover what life is like for Christians in the late 1st Century AD
  • Meet the people, whose hopes are not so different from ours… although their way of life is vastly different. (However, no telephones, no automobiles, or modern cooking appliances might be a challenge for some of us.)
  • Find out the challenges they lived under, and how they coped. (The Romans were not the only threat.)

Reader’s Favorite Book Award Finalist, 2016

As Benjamin discovers, it is not easy to be the great-grandson of the last living apostle. Every mistake is noticed.

When he is offered the opportunity to accompany his great-grandfather around the fellowships of the region he is overjoyed.

It is two years and many experiences later when they return to Ephesus.

Everything has changed, including him. More mature, he wants to marry Deborah, who has grown up while he has been gone. He has the bride price, can support a wife with his work as a scribe, and he has prayed for favor.

But his plans go dramatically wrong. Her father has other plans for Deborah.

Despairing, angry and questioning his faith Benjamin signs on as a grape-picker and leaves Ephesus.

Will his flight help him decide on his future?

Or will it take him further from God?

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I finished reading your book. Loved it… so applicable to the things going on in my life right now. It is both entertaining and educational. I was told yesterday to remember that God is in charge and that He is overseeing my life and all that is happening. It kind of reminds me of the dilemma that Benjamin was facing at the close of the book.
John Reiss
It was interesting reading a novel version of the story around the gospels. I went to a Catholic school and we studied the Bible a lot, but I think it's more enjoyable to read a novel occasionally to take you back into the time, it enables more empathy and understanding of the people and their trials.
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