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Maximus

Maximus

A Novel

by Richard L. Black

"As Maximus immerses himself in the Jewish culture, he must confront the questions that could change his life: Is is possible this carpenter from Nazareth is the Son of God? Is it possible for a man of war to live a life of peace?" -- from the book

About the Book and Author

About the Book and Author

An innovative rendering of the story of Christ through the eyes of an outsider, assuming a fake public identity, and pondering whether he can believe in Jesus.

Read an Excerpt from 'Maximus'

Read an Excerpt from 'Maximus'

"As Maximus donned his purple-bordered white toga and prepared for the meeting with the Senate, he knew deep inside he no longer subscribed to the idealism of the empire."

Praise for 'Maximus'

Praise for 'Maximus'

"This is a powerful novel on a grand scale with some of the great Biblical epics of the past. Sweeping motivations and grueling battles, both emotional and physical, fill its pages." -- Meridian Magazine

Becoming Maximus: A Q&A with Richard Black

Becoming Maximus: A Q&A with Richard Black

"I am always impressed with people that come from a different background that discover Christ and choose to follow him. I think it almost requires a higher degree of faith and self-reliance as opposed to leaning on the belief of others. Maximus came from a decidedly different background."

Book Roundtable: Continue the Conversation with our Bloggers

Encountering Jesus for the First Time: Responding to Richard L. Black’s Maximus

Encountering Jesus for the First Time: Responding to Richard L. Black’s Maximus

Bruce Epperly

Maximus and Androcles were unknowingly part of a new religious movement, breaking through legalism to become a global religion.

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