The main character leaves you speechless. She is the least selfish person imagineable, but also manages to embody humbleness. Honestly, it is such a realistic example of living a life for the Lord. She will leave you evaluating if you would do the same things given the circumstances.
I think I avoided reading these books for awhile because often times with "Christian" literature comes extreme cheesiness, however, this series manages to avoid that and shows a very real element of the Christian struggle in relation to love, life and persecution. I did not find myself rolling my eyes, but rather strongly relating to her plight despite the fact that we are of two different worlds.
I cannot even begin to relate to the characters socio-economic situation, as they are set across an ancient backdrop in Rome and its surrounding cities where Christianity was illegal and people were slaves and servants in wealthy homes. The story manages to weave in people from all across their society and show how they become intertwined.
I want to give you a synopsis, but I feel as though anything I write would give away too much. Here is what I will say… If you are open, please give these books a chance. You will not regret investing the time. They really remind us to hold our values strong and never stop trusting that the Lord knows best. In addition, they feed that part of you that wants adventure, love and drama in a good long read that will bring you to anger, tears and shock.
Please, please let me know when you read this!
I cannot wait for more people to talk to about it :)