Junia: The Fictional Life And Death Of An Early Christian


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Fr. Michael Giesler

As the beautiful daughter of a Roman senator, Junia enjoyed the best that life had to offer in first century Rome.  She was grateful and anxious to please her family, a dutiful and obedient young woman of privilege.  That is, until a chance friendship and its abrupt end sparks an interest in a new religion that will lead to a destiny she never imagined.

Junia is a fictional exploration of life at the very beginning of Christianity from a very personal point of view.  It shows how the attractions of the new religion were accompanied by social struggle, family division, and the risk of a disgraceful death to those courageous enough to embrace it.

The beginning of the storyline which continues in the books Marcus (2004) and Grain of Wheat (2006).

The author is a priest of the Prelature of Opus Dei in St. Louis.

Dimensions0.375 × 5.5 × 8.5 in
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