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Petra: City in Stone

By Tracy Higley

PO Box 142
Wernersville, PA 19565

T. L. Higley is my new favorite author! I'm adding this book to my great historical Christian fiction collection with my other favorite authors. Francine Rivers is the one that came to mind as I read this book.

This is the story of Julian, a Roman Christian who goes to Petra to escape a bad situation in Rome and connects with the Petra contingent of The Way (1st Century Church). Cassia also comes to Petra leaving a bad situation in Damascus and hoping to find a future for her small son. Instead, she finds danger, but she also becomes involved with The Way. Julian finds the place God has for him, and Cassia find salvation and a place to belong.

The wonderful descriptions of the landscape in and around Petra make me long to see it for myself. Petra has a place in Bible prophecy, which makes me even more curious to see how it looks today.

Ms. Higley has done her research and given us a marvelous peek into that ancient world. I recommend this book to anyone who loves good Christian historical fiction. My 12-year-old granddaughter is reading it with a book report on the agenda. She was very eager for me to finish reading it so she could take it.

Product review by Christine Hindle, The Old Schoolhouse Magazin, LLC, March 2011

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