This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series The Christian MartyrsIt started after the resurrection in the first century (Acts 5:17-42) Stephen, “a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit,” (Acts 6:1-15) was the first martyr. You can read about it in Acts 7:1-59. And it continued all through the Roman [...]
In today’s world, there is still rampant persecutions of Christians. The most recent and currently “news-breaking” story is of Christian pastor, Youcef Nadarkhani, who is in prison in Iran since 2009. He was accused of apostasy, the abandonment or renunciation of a religious belief. He renounced Islam and became a Christian. He is sentenced to death.
This entry is part 9 of 9 in the series Writing Christian Historical Fiction…“In heaven we’ll be all equal in God’s kingdom. Here in the Roman Imperium, there are still slaves and masters.” “If it were up to me, I would free all our slaves.” As she said that, Claudia looked up to see Anthony [...]
In doing research for my novel, Deo Volente! (God Willing): Love in the First Century, I had to study Roman Mythology. The Romans stole the gods from the Greeks. The objective of having so many gods was to explain natural phenomena. There was a god for everything and a festival for every god.
This entry is part 7 of 9 in the series Writing Christian Historical FictionPRESS RELEASE For immediate release Phoenix writer wins Women of Faith Writing Contest – Now Available on Amazon Phoenix, AZ – Christian writer Giselle Aguiar’s first novel, Deo Volente! (God Willing): Love in the First Century, won second prize in the 2011 [...]
This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Ancient RomeSince ancient times governments have been concerned about the welfare of its citizens. The Ancient Roman Empire established a program called annona when they realized that the agriculture around the city of Rome could not feed the population of Rome. Initially, they imported grain [...]
This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series Ancient RomeThey are the current symbol of government, banking and finance, but did you know that there are 3 distinct styles of columns? The earliest and simplest of the columns are the Doric. They lack any decoration. Next are the Ionic columns, more slender than [...]
This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series Ancient RomeI needed a villa in Pompeii to be the “Metellus” family vineyards and after some research, I found the “Villa de la Misteria” Click here to view it on Bing Maps It’s located northwest of Pompeii, just outside the city walls, in the foothills [...]