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Nero / Early Christian Church

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wunderlong88
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Nero / Early Christian Church

Post by wunderlong88 » Sat May 1st, 2021, 5:31 pm

I am looking for a book I read about 18 years ago. I think it was a book that was older at the time (written maybe 1940's or 1950's). It was set during the reign of Nero and the book of Acts in the Bible. I think many of the characters were historical characters from the book of Acts. Unfortunately that is about all I can remember right now but I think I would recognize it. I've not been able to locate a possible title or author for this. Hoping you guys can help!

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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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Interest in HF: started in childhood with the classics, which, IMHO are HF even if they were contemporary when written.
Favourite HF book: Prince of Foxes, by Samuel Shellabarger
Preferred HF: Currently prefer 1600 and earlier, but I'll read anything that keeps me turning the page.
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Re: Nero / Early Christian Church

Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Sun May 2nd, 2021, 2:44 am

The novel is likely Quo Vadis, by unpronounceable Polish guy. Here's the link:
https://www.amazon.com/Quo-Vadis-Novel- ... 1536843334
Alternately, it might have been the Silver Chalice, by Thomas Costain.
https://www.amazon.com/Silver-Chalice-T ... WTNVYC/ref
Or maybe The Robe, by Douglas, but that was under Caligula.
https://www.amazon.com/Robe-Lloyd-C-Do ... 5SJYFQ/ref

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Re: Nero / Early Christian Church

Post by wunderlong88 » Sun May 2nd, 2021, 1:53 pm

I appreciate your ideas. I don't think it was as well known as those (at least it hasn't been made into a movie)

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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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Interest in HF: started in childhood with the classics, which, IMHO are HF even if they were contemporary when written.
Favourite HF book: Prince of Foxes, by Samuel Shellabarger
Preferred HF: Currently prefer 1600 and earlier, but I'll read anything that keeps me turning the page.
Location: California Bay Area

Re: Nero / Early Christian Church

Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Mon May 3rd, 2021, 12:28 am

Maybe Francine Rivers' Roman series? Not that old-- I think 1980s. But the first one is A Voice in the Wind.
https://www.amazon.com/Voice-Wind-Mark- ... 1414375492

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Re: Nero / Early Christian Church

Post by wunderlong88 » Tue May 4th, 2021, 1:23 pm

I think it may have been a Youth book? I wish I could remember more. :cry:

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