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Ben Hur : A Tale of the Christ
by Lew Wallace


Overview - Betrayed by his best friend and enslaved by the Romans, Judah Ben-Hur seeks revenge but instead finds redemption through his encounters with Jesus Christ. Generations have thrilled to the sacred destiny of the mighty charioteer Ben-Hur, whose enduring tale began as a bestselling 1880 novel that later inspired equally popular stage and film interpretations.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Betrayed by his best friend and enslaved by the Romans, Judah Ben-Hur seeks revenge but instead finds redemption through his encounters with Jesus Christ. Generations have thrilled to the sacred destiny of the mighty charioteer Ben-Hur, whose enduring tale began as a bestselling 1880 novel that later inspired equally popular stage and film interpretations. Combining the appeal of a historical adventure with a heartfelt message of Christian love and compassion, the story blends the visceral excitement of a quest for vengeance with the spiritual thrill of forgiveness.
Author Lew Wallace a Civil War general, politician, and diplomat conducted meticulous research into the ancient world to bring a vivid immediacy tohis characters and settings, from life as a Roman galley slave, to the living death of exile, to a Jerusalem leper colony. The novel's countless admirers included President James A. Garfield, a former professor of literature, who told the author, "With this beautiful and reverent book you have lightened the burden of my daily life."
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  • ISBN-13: 9781515329237
  • ISBN-10: 1515329232
  • Publisher: Createspace
  • Publish Date: August 2015
  • Page Count: 514
  • Dimensions: 9.69 x 7.44 x 1.03 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds


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