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The Cross Triumphant

by Florence M. Kingsley
325 pages, Historical Fiction
Reviewed by Jeanne

Excellent read, well grounded in history.

Plot

Set in the troubled time that followed the death and resurrection of the Christ, this story marks the differences and the battles that lie between the Romans, the Jews, and the believers. During it all, one young Nazarite struggles to find the supreme Truth.

Morality

All the characters are struggling with good and evil as fallen men, with no one person ever being called 'good'.

Spiritual Content

The Jews still hold to their Old Testament beliefs and still sacrifice in the Temple. The Romans hold to their paganism, and the Christians to the Christ.

Violence

Animals are sacrificed in the Temple, and there is a battle toward the end of the story when the Romans destroy the Temple in Jerusalem.

Drug and Alcohol Content

None.

Sexual Content

None.

Crude or Profane Language or Content

None.

Conclusion

'The Cross Triumphant' clearly shows the conflict that raged during the period after Christ between the Old Testament Jews and New Testament believers. The tale is well-written and unpredictable, the characters well-developed, and the strong Christian foundation refreshing to the spirit.

Recommended for ages ten and up.

Fun Score: 5
Values Score: 5
Written for Age: 13+

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