Brett Armstrong’s new novel displays faith in adversity

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‘Destitutio Quod Remissio’ shows the struggles of Christian Roman senator

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Drawing from ancient history, author Brett Armstrong constructed a story about the persecution one man faces in the name of his faith. His new historical novel, “Destitutio Quod Remissio” (published by CrossBooks), tells the story of a Roman senator whose Christianity is discovered and the subsequent trials he endures.

“There have always been, and currently are, Christians suffering terrible persecutions across the globe and yet they still remain faithful,” Armstrong says. “This story is about the kind of zeal and perseverance to endure suffering, the faith that would allow a man’s heart to find forgiveness and compassion towards those who have done unspeakable evil to him.”

Senator Marcus Servius is a well-regarded politician in ancient Rome. His life is flipped upside-down, though, when he is discovered to be a Christian. He loses his prestige, his wealth and even his wife. He struggles each day to find a new purpose to his life. Overcoming the longing to exact his own justice and to trust God’s hand on his life he ultimately affects the fate of all Rome’s Christians.

“At the core of the novel is unwavering faith that produces a heart of forgiveness and an indomitable perseverance in the face of seemingly impossible opposition,” Armstrong says.

“Destitutio Quod Remissio”
By Brett Armstrong
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 334 pages | ISBN 9781462752287
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 334 pages | ISBN 9781462752270
E-Book | 334 pages | ISBN 9781462752263
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Brett Armstrong lives in Saint Albans, West Virginia, with his wife, Shelly. Destitutio Quod Remissio, Brett’s first book in print, was selected in April 2014 as the grand prize winner of the 2013-2014 CrossBooks Writing Contest. All of the profits Brett receives from book sales will be donated to charity.

About CrossBooks
An imprint of B&H Publishing Group, CrossBooks offers a unique blend of traditional and self publishing. It serves a variety of Christian writers, from established authors to Christian leaders and first-time authors. As a ministry of LifeWay Christian Resources, CrossBooks is committed to unwavering principles of excellence and Christian faith. For additional information, please visit

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