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MEDIA ADVISORY, May 21 /Christian Newswire/ -- Faithful Journey, a newly published historical novel based on the Acts of the Apostles in the New Testament, has received praise as an accurate and captivating modern retelling of Luke’s remarkable first-century account.
The book of Acts is one of the Bible’s most recognized stories, and it has been called “a kind of vast treasure” by John Calvin. In Acts, Luke the historian and theologian describes how the early Christian church developed.
In Faithful Journey, author Warren Lamb paints a portrait of the lives and times of people who played roles in this 30-year early Church odyssey to spread the gospel. This portrayal is viewed through fictional, first-person voices that mirror and embellish Luke’s familiar account.
Publisher of Faithful Journey is Pleasant Word, a division of WinePress Publishing Group in Enumclaw, Wash. More information about the book is available at www.faithful-journey.info.
Dr. Dennis E. Johnson, an expert on the book of Acts from Westminster Seminary California, says that Faithful Journey “hews closely to Luke’s account, adding touches of fiction only to help us meet the flesh-and-blood people who carried the good news of Jesus from David’s city to Caesar’s city.”
Dr. Johnson adds, “As you journey from Jerusalem to Rome, you will sense the company of Peter, Paul and their fellow-witnesses; and their testimony will ring even truer in your heart.
Dr. David Williams, author of the New International Bible Commentary--New Testament (Acts), comments that Faithful Journey “remains true to the narrative of Acts, but enhances the original text and injects new life into Luke’s account of Christian beginnings.”
Williams goes on to say the novel “brings vividly to life the ethos of the eastern Mediterranean under the Romans.” He adds, “I recommend the book as a helpful complement to the biblical narrative and as a good story in its own right.”
Carol Ruvolo, author of His Witnesses to the World, a bible study on Acts, says “the emphasis on biblical and historical accuracy gives the book [Faithful Journey] a great deal of credibility, and the writing style is very clear and engaging.”
Tim Blair, executive vice president of The Parable Group, says “the story is compelling…a unique and captivating retelling of early Christian church history.”
Faithful Journey is Warren Lamb’s first novel. He and his wife are members of a Presbyterian church in southern California.