At the height of his popularity, Lloyd C. Douglas was receiving an average of one hundred letters a week from fans. One of those fans, a department store clerk in Ohio named Hazel McCann, wrote to Douglas asking what he thought had happened to Christ’s garments after the crucifixion. Douglas immediately began working on The Robe, sending each chapter to Hazel as he finished it. It is to her that Douglas dedicated this book.
A Roman soldier, Marcellus, wins Christ’s robe as a gambling prize. He then sets forth on a quest to find the truth about the Nazarene’s robe—a quest that reaches to the very roots and heart of Christianity. Set against the vividly drawn background of ancient Rome, this is a timeless story of adventure, faith, and romance, a tale of spiritual longing and ultimate redemption.
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A must-read and deeply satisfying!
For those who have trouble bringing the Bible to life, or picturing some of the happenings, or scenery because the Bible is difficult, at times, to understand, this book brings it all to life. Vivid descriptions and a story worth telling, that incorporates many of the favorite Bible stories into one as Marcellus goes on an adventure. I am thoroughly enjoying this treasure of a book!!!
This book has let me experience the roots of Christianity in the most astounding way. My faith and soul feel refreshed, and hope in God refreshed. If you want to see Jesus in His era and hear firsthand accounts of His life, this is for you. I was sucked into the story, and I feel like I understand the call of Christianity better than ever before.