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 [...]
October 31 is not only Halloween, it’s also Protestant Reformation Day – a pivotal point in Christian History. It started with Jesus and the Resurrection when he defeated death. Then Pentecost when God gave us the Holy Spirit. The Paul’s missionary journeys to spread the Gospel. Emperor Constantine converted from Paganism to Christianity declaring that [...]
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 7 of 7 in the series History of Religion and the Christian ChurchWhat is religion? It is a set of beliefs that explain what life is all about, who we are, and the most important things that human beings should spend their time doing. ~The Reason for God, Timothy Keller Man [...]
This entry is part 6 of 7 in the series History of Religion and the Christian ChurchChristianity came first. In the 300s Emperor Constantine called together Bishops of all the Christian Churches in the Roman Empire and they established the Nicene Creed — known today as the Apostles Creed. Later on the Pope came to [...]
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 9 in the series Writing Christian Historical Fiction9 years ago I started writing my novel. 7 years later I found an agent who believed in the story. 2 years later, I attend the Women of Faith conference at the invitation of a church friend who had extra tickets and [...]
This entry is part 4 of 9 in the series Writing Christian Historical FictionI’m a naturally curious person. I read something and start asking questions. My stories stem from the possible answers to those questions. In the book of Acts, after the Apostle Paul’s shipwreck he arrives in Italy: After three months we put out [...]