About the Book
When the daughter of a prominent Roman general meets a disinherited Jewish immigrant, neither one can dream of God’s plan to transform them into the most influential couple of the early church. Nor can they anticipate the mountains that will threaten to bury them. Their courtship unwittingly shadowed by murder and betrayal, Priscilla and Aquila slowly work to build a community of believers, while their lives grow increasingly complicated thanks to a shaggy dog, a mysterious runaway, and a ruthless foe desperate for love. But when they’re banished from their home by a capricious emperor, they must join forces with an unusual rabbi named Paul and fight to turn treachery into redemption.
With impeccable research and vivid detail, Daughter of Rome is both an emotive love story and an immersive journey through first-century Rome and Corinth, reminding readers once again why Debbie Macomber has said that “no one brings the Bible to life like Tessa Afshar.”
In My Opinion
If you’re a diligent Bible reader or if you’ve been around the church long, the names Priscilla and Aquilla aren’t new to you. In Romans, Paul calls this couple “my fellow workers in Christ.”
In Daughter of Rome, Tessa Afshar puts skin on these two people and tells their story. From Priscilla’s life in Rome to her life in Christ and Aquilla’s family’s rejection because of his faith, Afshar takes readers on an emotional journey.
This book centers on the quiet kindness of Priscilla as she goes about serving others in her community. She uses her connections to both minister to the hurting and to some of the more influential members of her community.
Fans of Francine Rivers’ Mark of the Lion series will enjoy Afshar as she walks readers through the every day life of two members of the early church.
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