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*30 40 BOOKS IN AN AVERAGE *40 books in an average Among those dozens of books I am blessed to read 5 6 books that stand out They stand out because they flow engage and provoke my imagination and thoughts Such is the case with the novel Amora by Grant J Hallstrom The author has created a living and breathing work whose tale characters and messages will stay with one after reading and experiencing it I was given the opportunity to read this book after being contacted by the author I was first taken in by the author s heartfelt dedication to his slain brother Calvin My passion for historical and Christian fiction propelled me to start reading the novel with the expectation that this would be a story of the struggle between social compliance and following the heart of the Lord The central characters are Amora and Leo a married Roman couple in 2nd century Rome The two are vested in the Roman patrician lifestyle of privilege excess and pagan worship and endless socializing Although slightly ncomfortable some of the established social morays and beliefs they plan for and have children The first Natalie is beautiful in appearance and the second Esteban is born with a lame leg Tragedy befalls the young family and the couple is "stricken with grief but soon their paths divide Leo mercilessly lashes out at a trusted "with grief but soon their paths divide Leo mercilessly lashes out at a trusted Sanzoku Ou - King of Bandits Vol. 9 undervalues his villa accountant Antonio and detaches himself from his wife With the encouragement of Senatorintus Leo immerses himself in political activities and debauchery to alleviate his emotions Amora focuses on rearing Esteban and caring for My First Glitter Book, Colors (Board book) unwanted children through a charity The two divergent paths reflect thepcoming spiritual and emotional conflict between Amora and Leo and of Christian love forgiveness and Roman hatred brutality I found the battle of the heart s convictions to either embrace anger immorality revenge or acceptance mercy peace of the heart to be the main message of the novel As the battle lines are drawn the main characters become representative of a bigger battle between God and the evil Roman Empire Amora chooses Christianity and Leo chooses corruption Amora s sojourn to Christ is aided by Maria a loyal servant and Justin Martyr a 2nd century Christian apologist Leo comes Bitva na Hackhamské pláni (Hraničářův učeň: První roky, under the Roman influence of Junius Rusticus a Stoic philosopher Crescens a Cynic philosopher and enemy of Christians and persecutor of Christians and Marcus Aurelius the Emperor He comes to hate Christianity and his Christian wife A denouncement by an angry Leo resul. Turnedpside down while the slave’s lover pursues a est for vengeanceThis engaging historic epic is based on the true story of the noblewoman who inspired Justin Martyr’s petition to the Roman Senate Amora is a story of sacrifice a sweeping action adventure and a moving examination of spirituality and fait. .
This is a great story that follows the story line from "the view of several good characters along their own paths It seems to be true to the historical time period with "view of several good characters along their own paths It seems to be true to the historical time period with nice historical addition at the end which helps to know about the historical figures that appear in the book and that adds a nice flavor to the story but the situations are very relevant to todayThere is much that is being taught as the characters develop but nothing seems forced As such the nderlying message forgiveness and love is able to sink in I found myself several times stopping to consider the things that were being discussed and wanting to do better in my own life Just finished reading AMORA by Grant Hallstrom Definitely a Five Star read It takes you back to the days of the Roman Empire with such amazing detail that you feel that you re there experiencing the feelings and challenges of living in that time of history It is one of those can t put it down books as you want to discover what the outcome will be for those people with whom you have developed an Goodbye My Fancy understanding and kinship during the reading Grants amazingse of the breath and depth of the English language makes the read just that enjoyable Again with full confidence that anyone who loves a fabulous story with extremely well done phrases and sentences and paragraphs I highly endorse AMORA For fans of historical fiction written particularly about the early Christian Church in the Roman Empire Grant J Hallstrom s new novel Amora is a spirited and inspiring read for this summer of our discontent It skillfully conveys familiar themes of earlier novels written by Lloyd C Douglas The Robe The Big Fisherman and Gerald N Lund The Kingdom and the Crown series and is a fitting addition to the genre Amora puts the spotlight on Rome in the second century AD It centers around the patrician family of Tribune Leo Amora his wife their children and household staff composed primarily of slaves Without sharing plot points that would spoil the experience for future readers the story of Amora is steeped in Roman history early Christian theology and reinforced time honored values such as commitment faith forgiveness redemption honor and courage Amora is also fast paced filled with colorful images of Roman life battle intrigue and gladiatorial swordplay in the arena It is recommended for adults and suitable in my opinion for mature youth Its release in 2020 comes at a good time I must give a spoiler alert to any reader of this review I read bet. #1 New Release for Christian Historical Fiction September 10 2020 #1 New Release for Ancient Historical Fiction September 10 2020Amora is an emotional historical Christian novel of forgiveness and redemption A wealthy patrician denounces his Christian wife and her slave to die in the arena only to find his life. ,
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Ts in Amora Maria and others being arrested and sentenced to death for their beliefs I found the absence of God s love will create an emnity with those who embrace the Lord Leo s anger brings tragedy on himself and Antonio who loves Maria The grim and dark reality of hatred and revenge weigh heavily on Leo who focuses his gnawing hatred on his son Esteban The descent into evil and darkness forms the climax of the novel The author creatively spins a tale of fate and justice in which Leo Esteban and Antonio all playing key roles Ironically God always brings justice on all in the end and this is the case here The author brings this about with depth of feeling moving moments and great narrative story telling Truths and betrayals are revealed to Leo Esteban and Antonio and forgiveness overcomes bitterness Each experiences the leading forgiveness and justice of the LordI must say that the author has created a story that is fluid and alive with emotion and passion I found myself caught p in the drama and spectacle of the persecution and executions of early Christians My heart broke and soared with the knowledge that their short period of pain would lead them to faith The living characters inhabit a time that although long past seems to be much like what we are experiencing now It is this that makes this novel stand out for me In closing Grant Hallstrom has composed a "memorable and dramatic tale of redemption Throughout my adult life I been fascinated by all things Roman "and dramatic tale of redemption Throughout my adult life I have been by all things Roman the good and the bad So much of our western civilization has its roots tied to the Roman culture The persecution and growth of Christianity during that time can never be overstated The book Amora takes place in 2nd century Rome during the time of Justin Martyr 100 AD 165AD The central true character of the book while nknown is given the story name Amora The book is absolutely captivating from the opening scene Then you are transported 18 years back in time from the opening event and you are taken on an adventure of hope and happiness as well as tragedy sadness deathtreachery and murder All to be brought back to the beginning of the story a beginning of acceptance nderstanding forgiveness and the true meaning of complete Love The Character Development The character development so beautifully constructed and the scene descriptions are so clear you can t help but put yourself right there with the people of the story This is a book that will make you think again about this particular time in mankind s development. H This powerful story will nuestionably resonate with people of faith and has enough The Vampires Bedside Companion universal appeal to find a home with other audiences as wellExplore the path to forgiveness and healing while witnessing the characters struggle with their pains of loss and betrayal the burden of guilt and the drive for reveng.