249 pages. Very well documented study of where the disciples and those close to Jesus went after they were driven from Jerusalem. Very powerful insights into the history of the church. For a lighter version, try Stough's Dedicated Disciples.
*** Book Description from Artisan Books
History and tradition combine to give us a picture of the earliest missionaries of the Christian faith to the southern part of France. We find many well known characters from the New Testament who sowed the seeds of the Gospel to the peoples of Provence and elsewhere.
The history of this period is often criticised because it is compounded both of written records and local legends. This book shows with absolute clarity that legends and records dovetail in together each being substantiated by the other. Of particular interest are the references culled from Churches founded by the Saints who were companions of Jesus during His ministry. Such evidences can only be obtained in the places concerned and the pilgrimage made by the author to the Churches of France and nearby countries have produced most impressive proof of the antiquity of the Church planted among the Celts of Western Europe and Britain.
Because of his strict devotion to detail and much time spent in travel to those sites where his subject matter was located the author was able to within the pages of this excellent work combine history and tradition to give us a picture of the earliest missionries of Christian Faith to the southern part of France. It depicts their selfless devotion their achievements and in some cases their martyrdom for the sake of the Faith of Christ.
Here in this Faith strengthening book we find the names of such well known characters from the New Testament as the two Maries Martha Lazarus Zaccheus and others who sowed the seeds of the Gospel to the people of Provence and elsewhere.
2009 [8th edition] 276 pages