Hold the Faith
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.)
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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.