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Saturday, October 10, 2009

Blogging Book Goal- Book #27

Yes, this is another book review.

Sorry to all of ya'll who are not readers, but I made a resolution, and I am sticking to it!

I read The Lost Letters of Pergamum, by Bruce W. Longenecker for one of my post-grad classes, and I am so glad that I did!

Lost letters is a historical fiction, loosely based off of facts about the New Testament. This means that the author created a scenario and a character, who would be the vehicle of the narration of what occurred during New Testament time.

The main character is Antipas, an elitist living in the roman city of Pergamum. Idol worship and
emperor worship run rampant in this up and coming city. Through happenstance, Antipas begins exchanging letters with Luke, a disciple. The entire story is told through these letters that an archeologist discovers in the 20th century (fictional,) and discusses historical and theological matters pertaining to the Gospel of Luke.

It was an awesome read, and I have come away from it learning SO much. If I had a group wanting to do a study, I would read this book and read Luke, and discuss the two. It was a great way at looking at issues through a non believers eyes.

The book is well researched, and the author clearly states what points are absolutely fictitious and which points can be defended historically.

I've found that most book distributors carry this book online, so it should be easy to find!


katie beth said...

You are a reading machine!!

Callie Nicole said...

Ooo, this one sounds good too - I'm going to refer back to your list when I need a new book to read!

Elizabeth said...

You are moving right aloing with your books! Thats great!

Rebecca Louise. said...

I want to be a book worm like you! x

Piper Jacquelyn said...

This sounds really interesting...I had to write a huge research project on the books of Luke & Matthew in college (Jesuit university)...

Llama said...

I love the book review! looking forward to reading more~ !:)

Lindsey said...

I love reading as much as you!=)