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Seeds of Christianity 4-Book Boxed Set

Witness, Disciple, Apostle, and Martyr
Narrated by: Ruth Elsbree
Series: Seeds of Christianity, Book 1-4
Length: 50 hrs and 52 mins
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Author E.G. Lewis has paid careful attention to detail, providing a carefully studied historical background and sketching a consistent view of the unknown with a masterly pen. Follow the saga of Rivkah who accompanied her father to Bethlehem where she held Mary's newborn son. Meet Shemu'el, the young man she loves. Follow them as they convert to the Way of Yeshua. You'll encounter a cast of fascinating, multi-dimensional characters and share the high points of early Christianity as they move from Jerusalem to Antioch and eventually to Rome.

The ever-popular Seeds of Christianity Series provides a heartfelt retelling of the lives of those early believers who formed the soil that yielded a rich crop still being harvested today. Set against a backdrop of biblically and historically accurate events, these epic tales entertain, educate, and inspire.

©2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, & 2014 E. G. Lewis (P)2014 E. G. Lewis

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  • Drw8cards
  • 22-02-2015

hard to listen to

I really enjoyed the story, but it was hard to listen to at times. I could tell the reader was reading. It made conversations hard to understand.

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  • cth272
  • 06-03-2015

First audio book series I ever completed

This series was given to me as a gift and once I started listening to it I could not stop. I have repeatedly found myself arrived at my destination and not wanting to get out of my vehicle & stop the audio. The narration by Ruth Elsbree was excellent and held my attention, even during my frequent 10 hour long drives. The many characters were well voice separated, making the story easy to follow or pick back up. The story made me laugh cry think and give me knowledge about the beginning of Christianity that I never would have otherwise taken the time to learn.

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  • K Campbell
  • 30-01-2015

Loved this set!!

The author did an excellent job of capturing the authenticity of the time period. Biblically and historically correct.

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  • SYJ
  • 10-02-2015

Seeds of Christianity

What disappointed you about Seeds of Christianity 4-Book Boxed Set?

The first book, Witness, was a good story line that kept me listening even though I was not pleased with the narrator

Would you ever listen to anything by E. G. Lewis again?

Not with the same narrator - I have decided to not listen to the rest after making it only a few chapters into the second book.

Would you be willing to try another one of Ruth Elsbree’s performances?

Never

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Yes, I liked the first book for it's story line - I wanted to be able to listen to the other 3 but could not get into the second book. It was not good enough to endure the narrator.

Any additional comments?

I am disappointed

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  • Alene L Wesner
  • 20-04-2015

Outstanding Set of Books!

It was very hard to shut down the program at bedtime. This is one of the best examples of Biblical Historical Fiction that I have read (or rather listened to) in a long time. I highly recommend this outstanding set of books!!!

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  • taken1251993
  • 23-02-2017

great book

The storyline takes a little bit to start. After things are set in motion there is lifelike feel to the story. Wonderfully done. instant classic.

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  • Gary M. Samaha
  • 15-04-2015

Excellent series!

The Seeds of Christianity books were absolutely wonderful historical fiction! What a realistic trip throughout Bethlehem, Jerusalem and beyond, we traveled with Rivkah and her family. It was fascinating to see how E. Lewis intertwined her life with that of Jesus, Mary, other Biblical characters and various apostles.

Ruth Elsbree did a phenomenal job narrating these books! She brought all the characters to life in such realistic ways. Her voice became like a dear, soothing friend. Wonderful!

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  • Mar Turner
  • 21-04-2015

Wonderful Narration

Would you consider the audio edition of Seeds of Christianity 4-Book Boxed Set to be better than the print version?

Not able to answer this as I haven't read the books.

What did you like best about this story?

I enjoyed the historical telling of this stories time in history.

What does Ruth Elsbree bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The narrators voice is excellent and keeps you captivated the whole time.

Any additional comments?

I look forward to buying more books narrated by Ruth Elsbree.

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  • Daniel
  • 09-10-2018

Great Christian Novel

The books touch the heart and keep you wanting to listen more. I really enjoyed this series and have listened to them multiple times. They really teach you the love that Christians in the early church had for our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

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  • Junese
  • 09-06-2018

Great Series Other than Narration

the stories were wonderful tale of what could have happened in the folds of Biblical history. at times the narrator snatched me back to current time with her Wisconsin accent, I found myself concentrating on how she said her 'a' more than the story. other than that, I enjoyed this series.

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  • Aliza Bat-Ami
  • 12-06-2020

Great Idea - but disappointing result

The idea of an overview of the rise and spread of Christianity as seen through the eyes of involved contemporaries is excellent. Indeed a fair amount of interesting background is conveyed through the various characters. The weak points are the extremely tedious frame story. Coupled to this are annoying inaccuracies of the pronunciation of Hebrew names, incorrect grammar (plural forms used when the singular is needed) and the incongruous appearance of Yiddish ("Beshert" -Yiddish for destiny). Lastly, the reader was inconsistent in separating voices and overall the performance was monotonous. The books are too long and would benefit from a radical pruning of the frame story to concentrate on the heart of the matter. 50+ hours would be better spent reading the Gospels and the Book of Acts, and all the rest of the New Testament