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READ î Replenish the Earth Later generations would call it the Great Persecution The Roman emperor Diocletian tried to destroy. Interesting Read CAs usual I won t bother with giving you a synopsis You can read other reviews or just the description of this book at or goodreads if you want a synopsisSince I m neither an expert on ancient Christian culture the Diocletianic Persecution or any of the historical personalities involved I m going to express to you in this brief review how I felt while reading this book as a writer of fiction myself Maybe from this point of view you can tell whether or not it s something you might want to read If it doesn t help I apologize in advance since the author s perspective is the only expert perspective I have to offer as a reviewerWhile I don t normally read Christian fiction and I m actually staunchly anti Religion in general I m going to ignore any parts having to do with the faith I might disagree with This I write simply to get out of the way since it should be a given that the review is not a review of the faith the times or the people described in the novel This review is about the novel itself and how well I feel it succeeds as a literary work of art So first of all I ll mention the parts where I feel it failed then to leave you with a happy feeling I ll describe the parts where I feel it succeededThe first major problem I have as a reader is being distracted by things like grammar and misspellings You won t find many such errors committed in the text of this novel It s proofread uite thoroughly though I did run across a few misspellings and and split infinitives The main distraction I found though was the author s tendency toward excessive or misplaced exposition My reading notes are cluttered with sDt throughout Show Don t Tell and these entries far outnumber anything elseComing in a close second is something other reviewers have mentioned before me the author tends to over uote from Christian texts I get the sense the author is in love with these passages and is moved by them however as a general reader I m not moved Instead I m kicked out of the scene and find myself flipping forward through the text to the end of each lengthy uotation and thus the continuation of the action What s and a close third in the errors I saw committed here is the tendency of the author to speak in lingo or code decipherable only by Christians For example what does it mean to see an assembly bathed in the Spirit like weary travellers who have reached an oasis exactly What are you really saying when you write God s people were filled with every grace and blessing as they shared the sacred meal What exactly are you trying to say So why not just describe that instead of use code phrases and lingo that means nothing to those outside the cultureBeyond this another major distraction was the anachronistic appearance of ideas and phrases For instance at one point a major character who works in the palace as a scribe thinks about calling in sick the next day This seems an idea that shouldn t really even occur to ancient people As I wrote above I m no expert on ancient Romans and Christians but a scribe calling in sick to the palace seems sort of comical Mel Brooksish In another example of anachronistic thought or action one character looks at blood on the ground and wonders if a person could survive losing so much blood This 900 years before Medieval medicine had advanced to the point people were being bled to cure illness mind you So how would an uneducated Christian have such a modern day thought To her it would likely be up to God if that person survived or not For all we know she may have thought losing so much blood was a good thingAnd this leads me to another distraction the people in the story are walking around in what I m thinking is right around 303 AD Yet they speak as if they re walking around modern day Los Angeles This is except for the fancy people like the upper class Romans who true to cliche refuse to use contractions just like the demonsI m guessing the demons and upper class Romans would speak with an upper class British accent in the film version of this book except maybe for the demons who might have a Cockney accent spoken in a deep gutteral voiceWhile I m on the subject of the demons by the way I agree with the another reviewer who said the demons weren t needed That s exactly right in my opinion It s not an easy thing to write demons convincingly so that they re taken seriously by most readers and things don t come off as cliche and farcical Were I revising this book I would cut out the scenes of Asmodeous and the gang entirelyI could go on with other faults I find with this book but I ll stop there and move on to the things I actually liked For one I liked the way the author took me into the everyday lives of Christians in the time of the Diocletianic Persecution He really does convey how scary life could be for Christians during those times and though I failed to connect emotionally with the characters I really wanted to be moved about Rachel I promise but for some reason I felt like a spectator than a close friend during that whole part I thought it was interesting to see how tough life could be during those uncertain times where death could come to anyone at the mere whim of a local officialAnother thing I liked was the way the author used real figures from history so I could look them up and learn something about an era and people I really hadn t given much thought to before I mean I ve taken the old World Religions class at the university but that was at least six years ago and while we did touch on the Judeo Christians during the time of Christ we didn t really go into the culture and times described in this novelWhile it isn t something I would normally read I would recommend this for Christians who are curious about those times and people I think this book will entertain you engross you and expose you to something you just as I never really thought about before Theory of Spatial Statistics felt while reading this book as a writer of Ta vie en éclats (RECIT) 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READ Ö SMALL-HOUSES.RU Ë Philip BulmanReplenish the Earth

READ î Replenish the Earth Christianity in 303 AD Replenish the Earth is a riveting tale that gives you an intimate view of a s. The persecution of Christians under the Roman emperor Diocletian must have been horrible to withstand and this book makes it seem very real It certainly made me wonder how I would react when faced with death or denouncing my faith I did not rate it higher because even though I usually enjoy some Scripture inserted into a story I felt it was a little bit overdone in this novel The circumstances usually made scripture appropriate but they were much longer than they needed to be to give the spiritual sense the story reuired I enjoyed reading it and would definitely recommend it to anyone interested in this topic It was probably closer to 35 stars Ice Cream for Breakfast How Rediscovering Your Inner Child Can Make You Calmer Happier and Solve Your Bullsht Adult Problems faced with death or denouncing my The Girl on the Train Bookmarked Official Summary and Analysis Book 2 faith I did not rate it higher because even though I usually enjoy some Scripture inserted into a story I Billionaires Black Surrogate 2 felt it was a little bit overdone in this novel The circumstances usually made scripture appropriate but they were much longer than they needed to be to give the spiritual sense the story reuired I enjoyed reading it and would definitely recommend it to anyone interested in this topic It was probably closer to 35 stars

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READ î Replenish the Earth Mall Christian community that struggles to survive one of the most vicious assaults in human history. I won this book through Goodreads and it was very nicely signed by the author thanks Mr Bulman I had a hard time deciding what rating to give this book because it is so religious and I am very anti religion In the end I gave it 2 stars instead of 3 stars not because of my religious beliefs but because of how the story was written First of all this is a very short story not even 200 pages so maybe that contributed to this but for me the story felt incomplete The epilogue at the end helped to relieve some of that feeling of incompleteness but it didn t disolve it completely It would have been nice if there was even a brief paragraph or two describing what happened to the rest of the Christians during this persecution to give the story depth My biggest complaint however is that there were pages and pages of psalms being read and words from what the Christian s believed were God s words It got very tedious and felt like I was having religion thrown in my face and I don t like to feel like somebody is trying to convert meThe story was nice and I felt myself worrying about the characters as the different phases of the persecution unfolded You could really feel the characters struggles as they tried to keep their faith through those challenging times especially Linus Bulman did an excellent job of telling what it must have been like for Christian s during the times when Rome tried to get them to renounce their faith and conform to their societies beliefs Social Justice in Globalized Fitness and Health for me the story Catalogue of the Collection of High Class Pictures by Old Masters of the Dutch School of Sir Edward J Dean Paul Bart; Deceased felt incomplete The epilogue at the end helped to relieve some of that Exercices corrigés d'optique : Optique instrumentale - Optique de Fourier feeling of incompleteness but it didn t disolve it completely It would have been nice if there was even a brief paragraph or two describing what happened to the rest of the Christians during this persecution to give the story depth My biggest complaint however is that there were pages and pages of psalms being read and words The Madagaskar Plan from what the Christian s believed were God s words It got very tedious and The Makeup Wakeup: Revitalizing Your Look at Any Age felt like I was having religion thrown in my La recherche du grand gibier blessé : Entraînement pratique du conducteur et du chien face and I don t like to The Routledge Handbook of Chinese Discourse Analysis feel like somebody is trying to convert meThe story was nice and I Luomo greco Storia di un movimento spirituale felt myself worrying about the characters as the different phases of the persecution unfolded You could really Darkly Desirable feel the characters struggles as they tried to keep their A Pictorial History of Sea Monsters and Other Dangerous Marine Life faith through those challenging times especially Linus Bulman did an excellent job of telling what it must have been like People of the Sea for Christian s during the times when Rome tried to get them to renounce their Minutes of the Seventeenth Annual Meeting and Reunion of the United Confederate Veterans Vol 4 faith and conform to their societies beliefs

  • Paperback
  • 204
  • Replenish the Earth
  • Philip Bulman
  • English
  • 07 April 2019
  • 9781463604004