The US Today Looks an Awful lot Like Ancient Rome

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William McEachern combines passions for the historic empire and early Christianity in new book.

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It would have been fascinating to meet and talk with Peter and Luke...

People bought and sold senate seats. They craved publicity, fame, and celebrity. The masses celebrated sports and wealth. While these attributes typify the people of ancient Rome, they also directly apply to Americans today.

“Casting Lots” by William McEachern brings to life the authentic facets of ancient Roman life as Christianity unfolded. Aligning biblical history and faith with what we know to be true today is a way to hold up a mirror to society and bring about change.

“Today, many people have the attitude of ‘what’s in it for me’. This sounds very much like the Roman religious philosophy of ‘du ut des’ which means: I give to you, the Gods, so that you, the Gods, will give to me,” McEachern said.

Because McEachern’s parents felt that a religious education was very important, the author attended schools of various Christian denominations, endowing the author with an ecumenical outlook. While these studies piqued his interest, it was his study at Duke University that galvanized his interest in early Christianity and eventually led to his writing “Casting Lots”, the story of one of the Gospel writers, Luke, his journey to Christ, and the Centurion who guides him on his journey.

“I have always wondered what it would have been like to live in the Roman Empire during early Christian times. It would have been fascinating to meet and talk with Peter and Luke,” McEachern said.

Casting Lots
By William McEachern
ISBN: 978-1-4918-4244-7
Available in softcover, e-book
Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and AuthorHouse

About the author
William D. McEachern is married with three children and lives in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. The author earned his bachelor of arts in religion and psychology from Duke University, where he focused on early Christianity. He is also a graduate of Fordham University School of Law J.D. and New York University School of Law LL.M. (Taxation). A practicing tax attorney for more than thirty-five years, McEachern has written numerous articles and several law treatises.

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