THE ROAD TO BITHYNIA by Frank G. Slaughter


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A new departure for Dr. Slaughter, although it seems somehow right that he should have chosen to write the story of Luke, the Great Physician. Reverently, and with deep appreciation of the historical values, he has told the story known to us through The Acts of the Apostles and the Epistics, using the figure of Luke, the Greek, as his central character. In bringing into his story the love of Luke for Thecla, he has used material from apocryphal writing. Possibly the most challenging part of the story is the interpretation of Paul, whom he shows with his strengths and his weaknesses, his power of inspiration, his overweening pride, his problem in adjusting himself to others. At times there is a modern twist to the telling that robs the story of some of its note of authenticity, but that very thing may attract readers who would otherwise shy away from yet another Biblical story. Frank Slaughter is no Lloyd Douglas; one has no feeling of an emotional and spiritual quality here; but for many not overly critical of the pulse below the surface, this may well prove his most memorable work.

Pub Date: Aug. 16th, 1951
Publisher: Doubleday