- Pub. Date: September 2010
- Publisher: Abingdon Press
- ISBN-13: 9781426702150
- ISBN: 1426702159
Valeria’s Cross is the story of a 3rd century Roman marriage, forged in violence and deceit and built on religious opposition. It is about the many ways that men and women love and fight and grudgingly respect. Yet in the end, God’s faithfulness triumphs.
SOURCE: THIS BOOK WAS RECEIVED FOR THE PURPOSE OF REVIEW FROM NET GALLEY!
VALERIA’S CROSS by Kathi Macias and Susan Wales is a inspirational historical set during the Roman Empire era. It is well written with depth and details. It has courage, faith, hope, adventure, persecution of Christian’s, martyrs, betrayal, the Roman Empire, sacrifice, Christianity, history, fear, following your faith, finding your destiny,hate, practicing the pagan faith, an emperor’s daughter,Valeria, his wife, Prisca and a forced marriage between his daughter and a pagan general. Valeria is forced into a marriage to Gallerias, a pagan general, after she learns he had her true love, sacrificed and his christian soldier’s “The The ban Legion”.Valeria is beautiful, young, covert ed to Christianity, loves a man that was a christian and murdered/sacrificed by Galerius. This book is detailed with historical facts and shows the struggles and sacrifices the Christians endured during this period to practice their faith. This is an intense, sad, heartbreaking story of the wife,Prisca and daugther,Valeria, of the emperor, Diocletian and the persecution of Christians during this era, their deaths, cruelty, and finally after years of exile and hiding, the deaths of Valeria and her mother Prisca. I would recommend this book especially if you enjoy Christian history, the Roman Empire history, the struggles of Christianity and the overwhelming faith, bravery and honor of these Christians in order to practice their faith. This book was received for review from Net Galley and details can be found at Abingdon Press.
REVIEWED BY: April Renn