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416 pages
Sep 2004

The Last Disciple

by Hank Hanegraaff & S Brouwer

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First-century Rome is a perilous city. Nero stalks the sifting political circles and huddled groups of believers. The only safety comes with invisibility.

Invisibility is something Gallus Sergius Vitas does not possess. As the only man within Nero’s inner circle the Senate still trusts, he walks a tight thread to keep the empire together. This perilous journey includes Vitas’ work trying to lessen Nero’s monstrosities against the people of Rome, especially Christians. Nero’s superstitious fear of them only grows as three Greek letters are scrawled as graffiti over the city in response to the persecution.

Many other stories weave throughout Vitas’ within The Last Disciple by Hank Hanegraaff and Sigmund Brouwer. A Jewish girl tries to save her Christian brother from the arena. A slave seeks to rescue her owner’s unwanted baby daughter. A stubborn old Levite is asked by Queen Bernice to help a Roman. An ex-gladiator tries to protect those he loves as the streets of Jerusalem fill with dead bodies.

This puzzle of tales provides a multi-faceted look at ancient Rome and the early Christian persecution some believe is the tribulation John wrote about in Revelation. Each of the major characters is shown clearly through emotions and a brief physical description. The complex characters and detailed history combine for a riveting story that begs to be continued. Both men and women, even those who don’t care for historical fiction, will enjoy this gripping and insightful novel. -- Katie Hart, Christian Book

Book Jacket:

What if the Antichrist has already been revealed? The first book in a gripping new series by best-selling authors Sigmund Brouwer and Hank Hanegraaff explores the lives of Christians who struggle to survive and spread the Gospel during the climactic turbulence of “the last days.” With the enemy seeking to decipher the code of John's letter, Revelation, and destroy the church, believers must cling to the hope Revelation provides as they face the greatest of all persecutions. A spellbinding story of faith and fulfillment of prophecy. Discover the "code" of Revelation as you begin to see it through the eyes of the persecuted believers to whom it was written.