New Book Chronicles Persecution of First Christians

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Ancient Rome is not safe for Christians in ‘Persecution’.

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Elpidio Espinoza paints a vivid, intriguing picture of the persecution of Christians in Rome as more and more Christians begin to rise up.

In “Persecution: What the Disciples of the Apostle Saint Paul Suffered and Endured in Rome” (published by AuthorHouse), author Elpidio Espinoza paints a vivid, intriguing picture of the persecution of Christians in Rome as more and more Christians begin to rise up.

Rufino, Justino, Claudia, Antonio and Silvio are all devout Christians living in ancient Rome where Christians are persecuted for their beliefs. Though times are hard, the group finds strength and solace in prayer, relying on God to see them through their troubling times.

“I want readers to know and remember this part of history,” explains Elpidio. “I also want them to think about the faithfulness of the first persecuted Christians.”

An excerpt from “Persecution”:

“When the centurion finished his remarks, he looked at Justino’s eyes and found the same look that he had seen before in him. Then he looked away expecting an answer, but there was no answer. When he noticed that there was no change of heart, he started getting very upset, and he turned around and looked at Justino’s wife. Again, he looked away quickly, as if something were bothering him. Justino said the following with a broken voice full of compassion and grace.”

By Elpidio Espinoza
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 108 pages | ISBN 9781491817698
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 108 pages | ISBN 9781491817773
E-Book | 108 pages | ISBN 9781491817704
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Elpidio Espinoza is a sinner redeemed by the grace of Jesus and blessed to be married to Jodi, the most marvelous woman in the world. He also has a daughter, Banesa. He enjoys sharing his faith in the Lord with nonbelievers and in the same way enjoys exhorting and edifying believers in Christ. He believes the Gospel of the Kingdom of God should be preached unto the ends of the earth. His dream is that one day all the believers in Christ around the world will be able to freely worship God without being persecuted.

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