Stephen: A Soldier of the Cross


Read by LibriVox Volunteers

(4.5 stars; 22 reviews)

This is a unique sequel to the book Titus: A Comrade of the Cross written in a very different style, though none the less memorable, full of excitement and suspense! The author combines several stories together with great skill and ease, creating tension, making you wonder how things can play out until the very climax is reached. A blind girl and her brother just barely surviving in Egypt, threatened by the slave trade, almost without hope, one day hear about miracles happening in Jerusalem. They fly for their lives, hoping against hope and when they finally get there they find themselves at the foot of the cross. Is it too late? Was all their suffering for nothing? (Summary by Fiddlesticks) (8 hr 34 min)

Chapters

Preface 3:41 Read by Rachel
The Blind Singer 8:47 Read by Rachel
Good Tidings Out of the Desert 10:42 Read by Jessie Yun
At the Palace of the High Priest 10:38 Read by David Lodes
In Place of Judas 10:34 Read by David Lodes
In the Abode of Kings 12:20 Read by Melvin Lee
The Lord of the South-Land 12:14 Read by Melvin Lee
The Pharisee from Tarsus 16:34 Read by Nathan Tripp
A Believer in the Nazarene 11:53 Read by Roger That Voice
In the Desert Encampment 14:14 Read by Melvin Lee
The White Dromedary 17:30 Read by Melvin Lee
At the Gate Beautiful 16:30 Read by Gloria Begemann
In the Council Chamber 14:33 Read by Melvin Lee
At the Feet of the Apostles 18:32 Read by Melvin Lee
A Cup of Cold Water 17:47 Read by David Olson
In Pursuit of the Fugitives 17:18 Read by Melvin Lee
A Roll of Parchment 15:17 Read by Melvin Lee
In the Prison House 11:05 Read by Chris A. Hawkins
'Whose we Are and Whom we Serve' 18:17 Read by Melvin Lee
In the Shadow of the Wall 21:50 Read by Melvin Lee
Without the Jaffa Gate 16:25 Read by Rachel
Not a Sparrow Falleth 10:14 Read by Rachel
By the Thorny Ways of His Sin 12:01 Read by Rachel
In the Synagogue of the Nazarenes 7:37 Read by Becca Maggie
The Warning 17:11 Read by Melvin Lee
The Wrath of Man 19:10 Read by Melvin Lee
Until the Day Break 10:11 Read by Rachel
In the Valley of the Shadow 12:48 Read by Adele de Pignerolles
The Lifted Veil 11:11 Read by Esther ben Simonides
The Watchful Love 9:17 Read by Adele de Pignerolles
A Flask of Crystal 8:35 Read by Esther ben Simonides
A Scarlet Thread 11:36 Read by Esther ben Simonides
Ben Hesed in Jerusalem 9:09 Read by Esther ben Simonides
The Mercy of Israel 10:10 Read by Esther ben Simonides
At the Third Hour 20:44 Read by Gloria Begemann
On the Road to Damascus 27:43 Read by Gloria Begemann
The Amulet 19:44 Read by Dannielle Richards

Reviews


(4 stars)

Great story. I love the way the characters of the bible are brought to life and so much scripture is included in their speech. I agree with some of the other reviews that say one of the readers, though full of expression, needs to slow down so her words can be clearly understood. Even with the playback speed slowed down her words run together a bit. Don't give up reading though! You have a passionate way of expressing the characters' feeling. All up: a great listen and wonderful inspiration to stand firm in following Christ. Thankyou to all the volunteers who brought it to life.

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(4.5 stars)

The story is worth 4 and half stars. I was able to keep listening in spite of a few chapters difficult to listen to because I had come to love the character Stephen from listening to Titus first. The author does a wonderful job fleshing out this beautiful follower of Christ.

Another good book by F. M. K.


(5 stars)

Very well written and mostly well read... One speaker does very well with expression but needs to slow down...

worthwhile


(4 stars)

I appreciated most of this story except for the association of Jesus followers with violence which he clearly spoke out against


(0.5 stars)

Sadly Rachel begins the reading so fast, soft and unclear that it puts the listener off. It looks like a great book.

Interesting story, good readings


(4.5 stars)

Easily followed even if not mothertongue.