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  • ISBN: 160459408X
  • Category: Christian Books
  • Author: Unknown Author
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Wilder Publications (March 26, 2009)
  • Pages: 84 pages
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To avoid slaughter, they flee to the Catacombs, and underground network of tombs and tunnels that exists beneath the city of Rome itself.

To avoid slaughter, they flee to the Catacombs, and underground network of tombs and tunnels that exists beneath the city of Rome itself. The emperor is enraged that he can not stamp out this "scourge" that so offends the Roman gods. He wants these Christians caught and either killed or converted NOW.

They have got down in the Catacombs, and they must be hunted u.  . Unto Him that loved us To Him that washed us from our sins In his own blood; To Him that made us kings and priests, To God and the Father; To Him be glory and dominion Forever and ever. "I should think they have enough already. Fifty were burned this morning. Amen!" One by one the voices were hushed in blood, and agony, and death; one by one the shrieks of anguish were mingled with the shouts of praise; and these fair young spirits, so heroic under suffering and faithful unto death, had carried their song to join it with the psalm of the redeemed on high.

They have got down in the Catacombs, and they must be huntedup. I should think they have enough already. Amen!" One by one the voices were hushed in blood, and agony, and death; one byone the shrieks of anguish were mingled with the shouts of praise; andthese fair young spirits, so heroic under suffering and faithful untodeath, had carried their song to join it with the psalm of the redeemedon high.

This author, albeit unknown, was a genius few can compare to. He illustrated the terrible horrors of the past, while . The novel is not to be confused with another book having a similar title, Valeria, the Martyr of the Catacombs, by William Henry Withrow (1839-1906). He illustrated the terrible horrors of the past, while stirring the mind in the present to ask the same questions in the characters' minds. Prepare to be challenged. Other works by De Mille include the 1867 historical novel Helena's Household: A Tale of Rome in the First Century, which takes place in the time of Paul and Nero.

LibriVox recording of The Martyr of the Catacombs (Dramatic Reading) by Anonymous. Read in English by LibriVox Volunteers. Marcellus, a Roman centurion, is instructed to eradicate the Christians from the catacombs

LibriVox recording of The Martyr of the Catacombs (Dramatic Reading) by Anonymous. Marcellus, a Roman centurion, is instructed to eradicate the Christians from the catacombs. When he goes to investigate, he discovers the truth about their beliefs and 'Him Who loved u. As persecution sweeps across Rome, will Marcellus be the next one in danger? Summary by Esther ben Simonides

The book was highly influential in those countries and helped shape lasting popular notions of Catholicism there.

The Project Gutenberg EBook of The Martyr of the Catacombs, by Anonymous. The boy martyr plan of the catacombs a passage in the catacombs the coliseum. This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at ww. utenberg. Title: The Martyr of the Catacombs A Tale of Ancient Rome. Release Date: February 23, 2008. Chapter I. The coliseum.

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1. The Martyr of the Catacombs. Published by School of Tomorrow (1995). ISBN 10: 1562650084 ISBN 13: 9781562650087.

The Martyr of the Catacombs chronicles the treatment of early Christian's by the Romans. A well written novel with a message.
Reviews about The Martyr of the Catacombs (7):
Doath
This story must have been lovingly written by someone who had done a lot of research into the early church and the Roman Empire. It has some of the best descriptions of the simple and powerful gospel of Christ that I have read. It also helped me to better understand what it was like to live as a Christian during the great persecution of the Roman Empire. This is the kind of literature that will cause almost anyone to reflect on their own relationship with God, and I highly recommend it!
Siratius
I remember reading this when I was a kid, and thought I would try it out again. Despite some issues with historical settings, it was still enjoyable and even more poignant than before.

The story takes place a few hundred years after Our Lord's death and resurrection. I'm guessing this is supposed to be the persecution of the four emperors famous for the fact that Constantine's father refused to take part on an overt basis, and famous for the beginnings of the St. Nicholas legends. But that is neither here nor there, just some historical settings.

It is a dark time for the Church in the realms *not* under the rule of Constantius. The Christians face the most horrific torture since Nero, and possibly worse than that. To avoid slaughter, they flee to the Catacombs, and underground network of tombs and tunnels that exists beneath the city of Rome itself. The emperor is enraged that he can not stamp out this "scourge" that so offends the Roman gods. He wants these Christians caught and either killed or converted NOW.

To fulfill his decree, the military garrison call in a talented young officer named Marcellus to hunt down and sniff out these Christians. Marcellus is reluctant as the Christians don't seem so bad to him from his experiences elsewhere in the Empire, but he is prepared to do his duty. He just wants to investigate and find out for himself who these believers of the Jewish Man really are.

But the most incredible thing happens in his investigations. After he hears them out, he is won over by the Holy Spirit and converted. So begins a journey that will test him and others to their limits.

This was a quick book that was inspiring in it's testimony of how Christians lived and died at the time the book chronicles. Though these characters are all fictional, they represent what real people would have endured at the time. Of course, whether you agree or disagree with all of Marcellus' reasoning is up to you and God. It's still thought-provoking.

Of course, there is some historical inaccuracy. Yes, the games at the Coliseum were used for executions, but not as much as commonly believed. Also, folks who were put to death as a sentence were the (for the most part) ones to die. Others did not because slaves were expensive to buy, feed, train, so on. Of course, some of this might be because historical knowledge has increased since the writing. Either way, despite this inaccuracy, it still presents a somewhat accurate picture of what those who were executed endured.

As an older, more knowledgeable (I *hope* thoughtful) Christian, this book impacted me.
anonymous
I didn't realize it was going to be a novella. I guess that's my fault for not reading it's description as well as I should have. Interesting enough to read though on how and why there were people living in the catacombs and gives insight into early christian lives living in Rome. I did feel sad at the end though but wish it had more facts and history behind the catacombs themselves. Favorite part was the inscriptions on the sealed tombs.
Cesar
I first read this book when I was in 7th grade as a Christian literature assignment. I loved the theme, because I've always loved ancient world history. For me, it's a great story of faith, and paints a possible picture of what it might have been like to be a Christian in ancient Rome. I actually bought this book some years ago, when it came back into print, but I couldn't resist having a kindle copy. It's a book I can read for many years to come.
Andromathris
While not the equal of a "Ben-Hur" or "Quo Vadis", "Martyr of the Catacombs" presents a good story of a Roman official who seeks out the Christians during Decius's persecution and joins the faith himself despite the price he may have to pay. The reading is generally quick (I read it in one or two days if I'm not mistaken) and the story is a well conceived one. On the whole, not a masterpiece but a worthwhile and good read that I recommend.
Thabel
Best Christian book ever.
The Rollers of Vildar
Got the electronic version of this book. Hadn't read this one since I was a youngster and is a good read
I read this book many years ago, I just finished reading it again. I bought one for myself and one for my Dad.
All I can say is: Every Christian ought to read this book at least once in their lives!

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