The First Apology of Justin Martyr


Read by David Leeson

(4.8 stars; 51 reviews)

The purpose of the Apology is to prove to the emperors, renowned as upright and philosophical men, the injustice of the persecution of the Christians, who are the representatives of true philosophy … Christians are the true worshipers of God, the Creator of all things; they offer him the only sacrifices worthy of him, those of prayer and thanksgiving, and are taught by his Son, to whom they assign a place next in honor to him. This teaching leads them to perfect morality, as shown in their teacher's words and their own lives, and founded on their belief in the resurrection. (Summary from Wikipedia)

(2 hr 9 min)

Chapters

Part 1 (ch. 1-19) 34:24 Read by David Leeson
Part 2 (ch. 20-39) 32:25 Read by David Leeson
Part 3 (ch. 40-55) 32:32 Read by David Leeson
Part 4 (ch. 55-68, Epistles of Adrian, Antoninus, Marcus Aurelius) 30:22 Read by David Leeson

Reviews

Perfect source!

(5 stars)

Samuel Winters I have been writing about Justin Martyr for a face of history character, for my keyword outline this is the perfect source to use!

(5 stars)

Lesson does a great job reading clearly. In addition, this truly is one of the great works of Christian writing. I loved every minute of it!

(4.5 stars)

Five Stars for this book. Very well read and easy to listen to, the three letters from the governing authorities at the end of the book are priceless especially the one by Marcus Aurelius

(5 stars)

Great reader. Justin Martin gives a great inside to the doctrinal beliefs of the early church especially how the prophecies were fulfilled by Christ.

(5 stars)

Leeson reads well without over dramatizing or over modulating his voice. His diction is good.

(5 stars)

I got inspired by the readying. May many finde salvation thru Jesus Christ.