Paperback. 240 Pages
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Neil Perkins, a Latin student at Haltwhistle Grammar School in England, unearths an ancient Roman manuscript. He dedicates himself to study Latin and so uncovers a story of treachery and betrayal from the third century. Disaffected centurion, Rusticus, serves Rome at Hadrian's Wall, an unruly frontier. A Celt named Calum, who was deeply changed when he saw Christians martyred in the Roman Coliseum, saves Perkins from a massacre. Not only will you learn the differences between ancient paganism and the primal Christian faith practiced in third-century Britain, but you will discover a more thoughtful approach to life as a result.
Enjoyable reading for anyone who likes a gripping adventure story. Hostage Lands will especially delight students of Latin and of Roman history as they recognize terms and customs they’ve studied embedded in this fast-paced tale.
- Starr Meade
Doug Bond has done it again. This story will take your children to hostage lands, and at the same time set their imaginations free. And they just might learn a little history, a little of God’s providence, and a lot about His mercy to His people.
- R.C. Sproul